Men's Basketball Travels to Seattle and Pullman

Feb. 13, 2001

Corvallis, Ore. - SCHEDULE: The Oregon State University men's basketball team (8-15, 2-9 in Pac-10) travels to Seattle and Pullman this week for games against Washington (9-14, 3-8) and Washington State (9-12, 2-9). The Beavers and Huskies play Thurs., Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Bank of America Arena. OSU then jets to Pullman to play the Cougars at 7:07 p.m. from Friel Court, Sat., Feb. 17. Saturday's game will be televised live via Fox Sports Net with Steve Physioc and Kurt Rambis calling the action.STARTING LINEUPS: Here is the tentative starting lineup for Oregon State:

F--3 Brian Jackson, 6-9, So., 9.3 pts, 4.2 rebC--40 Jason Heide, 6-9, Sr., 13.3 pts, 5.4 rebG--1 Jimmie Haywood, 6-2, So., 8.0 pts, 2.3 rebG--12 Mike Cokley, 5-8, So., 2.4 pts, 0.7 rebG--32 Adam Masten, 6-5, Jr., 8.4 pts, 4.1 reb

Off the Bench:G--2 Emonte Jernigan, 6-3, So., 6.6 pts, 1.7 rebG--13 Deaundra Tanner, 6-1, Sr., 12.0 pts, 4.3 rebG--25 Josh Steinthal, 6-4, Sr., 6.0 pts, 1.3 reb

WASHINGTON:F-- 1 Will Perkins, 6-8, Sr., 12.7 pts, 7.5 rebF--42 Thalo Green, 6-7, Sr., 11.4 pts, 4.9 rebC--50 David Dixon, 6-11, Jr., 4.3 pts, 3.1 rebG--20 Curtis Allen, 6-0, Fr., 6.4 pts, 2.2 astG--23 Michael Johnson, 6-4, Sr., 7.9 pts, 3.0 reb

WASHINGTON STATE:F-- 2 Framecio Little, 6-4, Jr., 7.3 pts, 4.7 rebF--25 Milton Riley, 6-8, So., 4.8 pts, 3.1 rebC--J Locklier, 6-10, Jr., 9.0 pts, 5.9 rebG--1 Marcus Moore, 6-6, Fr., 9.8 pts, 3.3 astG--5 Mike Bush, 6-6, Jr., 17.5 pts, 5.3 reb

OSU VS. UW SERIES: Washington has a 137-129 advantage in the series, but Oregon State has won the last three games. Beaver guard Jimmie Haywood hit 6 of 9 from the field and tallied a then career-high 16 points in the team's 63-56 victory Jan. 20 at Gill Coliseum. Emonte Jernigan added 12 points and Deaundra Tanner posted the team's only 2001 season double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Greg Clark led the Huskies with 13 points. OSU took control of the game with an 8-0 run between the 6:58 and 1:17 marks of the second half to break a 48-48 tie. OSU won last season at the Key Arena (Jan. 23) 74-57, snapping a seven-game series win streak for UW, and a six-game UW streak in Seattle.

OSU VS. WSU SERIES: Oregon State has a 152-109 advantage, and has won four straight vs. the Cougars. OSU won its first Pac-10 game of the season and in the process gave new head coach Ritchie McKay his first Pac-10 win at OSU in the team's 67-62 triumph Jan. 18 at Gill Coliseum. Deaundra Tanner scored a team-high 17 for OSU, and three other players added 12 each in the win. WSU was led by the game-high 20 points from Mike Bush, the only Cougar in double figures. OSU led by eight at halftime and pushed the lead to as many as 15 twice (the last at 9:14) in the second half, before WSU rallied to within four with 1:03 left. The Cougars had an opportunity to move even closer, but Bush missed a three-point field goal attempt with 34 seconds remaining, and OSU nailed 5 of 6 free throw attempts to put the game away. The Beavers won their first conference game last season over WSU in Pullman, 77-73.HEAD COACH RITCHIE McKAY ON THIS WEEK: 'This team is looking more like I had in mind, but we still have along way to go in terms of upgrading talent, protecting our home court, and things of that nature to become a program that contends for postseason play. As far as playing at Washington this week -- it's always nice to return to a place where you have fond memories. I have a lot of respect for Coach Bender and his program, but this is a big game for Oregon State looking to breakthrough on the road. I'm anxious to see if we can take the level we played with last week against Cal and Stanford at home, on the road with us this week.'STILL LOSSES, BUT BETTER NUMBERS: Here is a look at a statistical comparison between OSU first four losses in its current six-game skid, compared to its last two:

			Last 2	First 4	Diff.Points Per Game	66.0	46.5	19.5Field Goal Pct.		.533	.335	.1983-Pt. Field Goal Pct.	.553	.235	.318Individual Numbers (Points Per Game)Jimmie Haywood	18.5	4.8	13.7Jason Heide		18.0	11.3	6.7Adam Masten		12.0	6.0	6.0

BENCH PRODUCTION: It has been well documented that Oregon State has played somewhere between six and nine players all season, and thus has severely lacked in bench production on most nights. During the Pac-10 season, OSU's bench has been outscored 223-109, and outrebounded 124-30.

NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT THESE MINUTES: Several Beaver players had no complaints about minutes in last week's games vs. California (overtime) and Stanford. Out of a possible 85 minutes, Jimmie Haywood and Jason Heide played 83, and Adam Masten and Brian Jackson played 81.

IS FATIGUE PLAYING A PART IN THIS? Maybe. Oregon State was among the national leaders for free throw percentage through games of Jan. 20 at .752, but since that time (6 games -- 4 at home) the team has made just .579 (44-76).

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR ROSTER? The 2000-2001 media guide lists 14 players on the roster -- here is a breakdown of what has happened to that 14-man list:

*Mike Cokley -- missed two games while serving a team suspension.*Tim Euhus -- tight end on the FB team, elected not to play BB.*Jimmie Haywood -- missed two games while serving a team suspension.*Jason Heide -- missed three games, and played two minutes in the UCLA game, with sprains in both ankles.*Brian Jackson -- playing with an avulsion fracture in his left foot.*Chris Manker -- out two-to-six weeks with a stress reaction in his lower left leg.*Emonte Jernigan -- missed the first seven games with broken toe.*James Jones -- declared ineligible by NCAA.*Brandon Payton -- redshirting due to transferring from UCSB.*Derek Potter -- redshirting after suffering broken toe in preseason.*Phillip Ricci -- redshirting partially due to arthroscopic knee surgery.*Deaundra Tanner -- missed two games while serving a team suspension.

THE HEAD COACH: Ritchie McKay is the 18th head coach in the program's history, and only the sixth since 1929. McKay has a record of 8-15 at Oregon State and an overall mark of 69-67 in five years as a head coach. He was 37-23 in two years at Colorado State (1999 & 2000), and 24-29 in two years at Portland State (1997 & `98). He has also served as an assistant at Washington, Bradley, Queens College (NC) and his alma mater, Seattle Pacific University. At 35 years of age, McKay is the youngest head coach in the Pac-10 Conference, and among the youngest in all of Division I.

LACK OF DEPTH CAUSING FOUL PROBLEMS: Head Coach Ritchie McKay has been forced to juggle players in and out of games with significant foul problems. Over the last 18 contests, Beaver players have concluded the game disqualified or with four fouls 39 times. Brian Jackson has fouled out seven times during that stretch and Adam Masten three times. At California Jan. 13, OSU ended the game with five available players, and two of them had four fouls.

THREE-POINT THREAT: Oregon State has made 171 of 507 (.337) from behind the arc, including a school record tying 13 vs. Southern Colorado Nov. 20. The Beavers have also attempted a school record tying 30 three-pointers (CSUF, @ USC) twice this season. At this rate, OSU would break the school record for converted threes (206 in 2000) for one year -- the team is on pace to make 223 this season. The Beavers are averaging 22 attempts per game, compared to 18 for their opponents. OSU has been 50 percent or better three times this season, two of which came last week in a .524 (11-21) effort vs. Cal and a .588 (10-17) touch vs. Stanford. Incidentally, head coach Ritchie McKay's Colorado State team of last year led the NCAA for three-point field goal percentage at .440 (255-579).

WE'RE NOT SHY: As noted earlier Oregon State is on school record pace for three-point field goals -- in addition OSU entered the week leading the Pac-10 in percentage of three-point field goal attempts compared to overall field goal attempts. Forty-six percent of OSU's field goal attempts have come from behind the three-point arc, followed by Oregon (35%), USC (32%), Stanford (32%), Washington State (31%), Washington (29%), UCLA (29%), California (29%), Arizona (27%), and Arizona State (19%).

REBOUND ISSUES: Oregon State has been outrebounded in 18 of the last 19 games, and for the season is losing the board wars by an average of 32.1-26.6. The minus 5.5 rebounding margin is last in the Pac-10. OSU was a minus-23 vs. Wyoming, minus-19 vs. Arizona, minus-17 vs. Oregon, minus-16 vs. UC Riverside, minus-13 vs. Oklahoma and Stanford, and minus-12 at USC. The biggest discrepancy in the rebounding numbers has been on the offensive side, where OSU is minus-70 for the season. It should be noted that OSU does not regularly 'crash' the offensive boards due to lack of depth and the potential for creating foul problems.

TURNOVER NUMBERS DOWN, PARTICULARLY IN THE SECOND HALF: Oregon State entered the week second in the Pac-10 for fewest turnovers per game at 13.3. Of the 305 turnovers for the season, 124 or 41% have been committed in the second half. There have been only three games where OSU has had more miscues in the second half.

A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS: Sixty-two percent of OSU's field goals have had a credited assist, the second-highest percentage in the conference. California leads the Pac-10 with 63%, followed by Stanford (60%), USC (59%), Arizona (59%), Arizona State (58%), Oregon (57%), Washington (54%), UCLA (52%), and Washington State (44%).

BEAVERS INK THREE PLAYERS: Oregon State signed three players during the early signing period. The class is ranked No. 22 by Frank Burlison of Fox Sports, No. 28 by Bob Gibbons Scouting Service, and in the 'top-35' by Joining the program as true-freshmen for the 2001-2002 season:

Floyd North, 6-5, G, San Diego, CA (St. Augustine), 19 pts, 7.5 reb (junior stats)J.S. Nash, 6-3, G, Moreno Valley, CA (Rancho Verde), 28 pts, 9.0 reb (junior stats)Joe See, 6-0, G, Concord, CA (De La Salle), 16.6 pts, 5.5 ast (junior stats)

MIKE COKLEY, SO., G: Cokley has played 324 minutes in 21 games, after playing a total of just eight minutes last season...scored a career-high nine points vs. Southern Colorado and vs. Stanford...shooting .516 (16-31) from the field, all but three attempts from three-point range...missed the Denver and Wyoming games while serving a team suspension for violating a team policy.

C-H Pts: 9 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)	C-H Ast: 3 at San Diego (12/2/00)C-H 3's: 3 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)	C-H Min: 30 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)C-H Stls: 2, twice

JIMMIE HAYWOOD, SO., G: Jimmie has started seven games for the season...scored a career-high 20 points vs. Stanford Feb. 10, after posting a career-high 17 points two nights earlier vs. Cal...he and Jason Heide played all 45 minutes of an overtime game vs. California...shot .667 from the field (14-21) vs. the Bay Area schools last week, including 6 of 9 (.667) from beyond the stripe...was OSU's Pac-10 Player of the Week nominee after the UW-WSU series last month, when he averaged 14.0 points and shot .769 (10-13) from the field...has four games where he has made three three-pointers...separated his right shoulder at San Diego, his first start of the season...suffered a sprained ankle that limited his participation the first two weeks of practice...Ritchie McKay has tabbed him one of the quickest players he has ever coached.

C-H Pts: 20 vs. Stanford (2/10/01)	C-H Ast: 6, twiceS-H Pts: Same				S-H Ast: 4, twiceC-H 3's: 4 at Arizona (2/5/00)		C-H Min: 45 vs. Cal (2/8/01)S-H 3's: 3, four times			S-H Min: SameC-H Stls: 3 vs. Arizona (2/3/01)	S-H Stls: Same

JASON HEIDE, SR., C: Jason is playing with sprains in both ankles, suffered one Jan. 11 at Stanford, and the second Jan. 20 vs. Washington...averaging a team-high 13.3 points and a team-high 5.4 rebounds...shooting .567 (102-180) from the field, sixth in the Pac-10 Conference entering the week...for his career he is shooting .526 (348-661)...averaging 17.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists over the last four games...has made 3 of 10 three-point field goal attempts this season...has 51 career blocked shots, tied for 10th all-time at OSU...scored a career-high 23 points in the Feb. 8 Cal game...fouls have been an issue for him, in 10 of his last 15 games he has either been disqualified or ended the contest with four fouls...scored 10 points in the earlier meeting vs. UW, and did not play vs. WSU...has a career scoring average of 8.1 vs. Washington and 12.5 vs. WSU -- has missed three WSU games for his career with various ailments...has 910 career points, and needs to average 12.9 points over the remainder of the season to become the 29th individual in OSU history to reach the 1,000-point plateau...played all 45 minutes in the overtime game vs. Cal.

C-H Pts: 23 vs. Cal (2/8/01)		C-H Reb: 11 at Cal (1/4/99)S-H Pts: Same				S-H Reb: 9 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)C-H Blks: 3, four times			C-H Ast: 6 vs. Cal (2/8/01)S-H Blks: 3 vs. App. State (11/24/00)	S-H Ast: SameC-H Min: 45 vs. Cal (2/8/01)		S-H Min: Same

BRIAN JACKSON, SO., F: Brian will play the rest of the season with an avulsion fracture in his left foot, suffered against Washington Jan. 20...he was a member of the conference's all-freshmen team last year...earned all-tournament honors at the Big Island Invitational, where he averaged 14.7 points...third for the team for scoring (9.3)...made his college debut against Ritchie McKay and Colorado State last season...fouled out of seven games for the season...scored 21 points at Cal Jan. 13, a career-high within conference action and a 2001 season high...may have broke out of a shooting slump hitting 5 of 8, including 2 of 3 threes vs. Stanford Saturday, after shooting 10-for-34 (.294) from the field over the previous six games...had a streak of making 18 consecutive free throws through the Jan. 25 game vs. UCLA, but since has gone 9-for-21 (.429) of two Beavers to start every game...failed to make a field goal vs. Arizona Feb. 3, the first time in his OSU career...averaging 8.3 points for his career vs. UW, and 12.7 points vs. WSU.

C-H Pts: 32 vs. Tex. A&M-CC (1/4/00)	C-H Reb: 12 vs. CS-Full. (11/17/00)S-H Pts: 21 at Cal (1/13/01)		S-H Reb: SameC-H Blks: 3, twice			C-H Ast: 5, twiceS-H Blks: 3, twice			S-H Ast: 5, twiceC-H Min: 43 vs. Cal (2/8/01)		S-H Min: Same

EMONTE JERNIGAN, SO., G: Emonte missed the first seven games while recovering from a broken 'little' toe on his left foot...scored a career-high 20 points at Cal, hitting 8 of 11 field goal attempts, including 4 of 7 from three-point range...averaging 6.6 points for the season...arguably OSU's best long range shooter...has shot just 4 of 18 (.222) from the field over his last three games.

C-H Pts: 20 at Cal (1/11/01)		C-H Ast: 1, many timesC-H 3's: 4, twice			C-H Min: 34 at USC (1/27/01)C-H Stls: 1 at USC (1/27/01)		C-H Reb: 4, twice

CHRIS MANKER, FR., F: While Chris is one of the tallest players on the team, he plays facing the basket a majority of the time...out for possibly the rest of the season with a stress reaction injury in his left leg...averaging 1.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game...averaging 12.8 minutes per game...made his first collegiate start against Wyoming Dec. 16 -- responding with nine points and four rebounds...buried 3 of 8 from three-point range vs. Wyoming...matched his season-high with five rebounds at Cal.

C-H Pts: 9 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)	C-H Ast: 2, twiceC-H 3's: 3 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)	C-H Min: 31 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)C-H Stls: 1, many times		        C-H Reb: 5, twice

ADAM MASTEN, JR., G: Adam is the most improved player on the team...shooting .539 (62-115) from the field, including 29-68 (.426) from three-point range -- he entered the season with a career shooting percentage of .399...also has hit 41 of 54 (.759) free throw attempts...has hit 10 of 15 (.667) from three-point range over the last four contests...second for the team in assists with 64...scored a career-high 19 points vs. Southern Colorado (11/20/00) and vs. California (2/8/01)...his 194 points for the season is his highest one-year total ever...has had four games with seven rebounds this season...he and Brian Jackson are the only players to start every game...played a career-high 44 minutes vs. Cal on Feb. 8...tied a career-high with seven assists vs. Stanford Feb. 10.

C-H Pts: 19 vs. S. Colo (11/20/00)	C-H Ast: 7, twiceS-H Pts: Same				S-H Ast: 7 vs. Stanford (2/10/01)C-H 3's: 3, three times			C-H Min: 40 at USC (1/27/01)S-H 3's: 3, twice			S-H Min: SameC-H Stls: 4 vs. Texas A&M-CC (1/4/00)	C-H Reb: 7, four  timesS-H Stls: 3, twice			S-H Reb: 7, three times

JOSH STEINTHAL, SR., G: Josh has 147 career threes at OSU, fourth in school history...mired in a shooting slump, hitting just 10 of 53 (.189) from the field over the last 11 games, including 7 of 41 from three-point range...scored a season-high 16 points in the opener vs. Cal State-Fullerton...attempted 10 three-point field goals in games vs. Cal State-Fullerton and Wyoming.

C-H Pts: 23 at Arizona (2/18/99)	C-H Ast: 7 vs. Arizona (3/2/00)S-H Pts: 16 vs. CS-Full. (11/17/00)	S-H Ast: 3, twiceC-H 3's: 7 at Arizona (3/2/00)		C-H Min: 40 vs. Stanford (3/6/99)S-H 3's: 4 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)	S-H Min: 39 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)C-H Stls: 2, many times		        S-H Stls: 2 at Oregon (1/6/00)

Steinthal in the OSU Record Book:

Three-Point Field Goals			Three-Point Field Goals Attempted1. Gary Payton (1987-90)	178		1. Gary Payton (1987-90)	4822. D. Tanner (1998-Pres.)	174		2. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.)	4753. Charles McKinney (1990-93)	160		3. Charles McKinney (1990-93)	4004. Josh Steinthal (1999-Pres.)	147		   Josh Steinthal (1999-Pres)	400

DEAUNDRA TANNER, SR., G: In terms of numbers, Deaundra Tanner is the best guard at Oregon State since Gary Payton (1987-90)...missed the last two games while serving a team suspension for violating team rules...scored a season-high 25 points vs. LSU, and had a 22-point effort vs. Long Beach State at the Big Island Invitational, where he was named to the all-tournament team...he is ninth for all-time scoring at OSU with 1,347 points...needs 44 points to move past Mark Radford (1978-81) into eighth...fourth all-time at OSU for career assists with 437...fifth for career steals with 172 and is second for career three-point field goals with 174...has hit just 2 of his last 17 (.118) from beyond the arc...started 72 of his last 76 games and 87 of 106 career contests...averaging a team-high 34.4 minutes per game...averaging 12.0 points for the season...second for the team in rebounding at 4.3 per game...corralled 10 rebounds in two of his last three games...scored 11 points vs. Washington and 17 vs. Washington State in last month's meetings...averaging 12.4 points in seven games vs. UW...averaging 13.0 points in seven games vs. WSU...notched his third double-double for his career and first of the season with a 11-point, 10-rebound effort vs. Washington...had a streak of 23 consecutive free throws before missing vs. LSU...he made 10 of 10 charity stripe attempts vs. Eastern Washington -- matching a school record for percentage (Steve Johnson 14-14 vs. UW in `81/Scott Haskin 10-10 vs. Stanford in `92)...selected to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason All-America Team...named to the Pac-10 Conference's second team by preseason publications Athlon's Magazine and Basketball of the top 15 guards in the nation, according to Dick Vitale's College Basketball.

C-H Pts: 28 vs. California (1/15/00)S-H Pts: 25 vs. LSU (12/28/00)C-H 3's: 5 vs. USC (1/9/99)S-H 3's: 4, twiceC-H Reb: 12, twiceS-H Reb: 10, twiceC-H Stls: 7 at Hawaii-Hilo (12/28/97)S-H Stls: 4 vs. EWU (12/19/00)C-H Ast: 10 vs. Wyoming (12/20/99)S-H Ast: 7, twiceC-H Min: 41 vs. Arizona (3/2/00)S-H Min: 40, twice

Tanner in the OSU Record Book:

Scoring8. Mark Radford (1978-81) 1,3909. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.)1,347

Three-Point Field Goals1. Gary Payton (1987-90) 1782. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 174

Steals3. Ray Blume (1978-81) 1804. Eric Knox (1985-89) 1785. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 172

Assists3. Darryl Flowers (1983-86) 4574. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 437

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