Men's Basketball Hosts Oregon in Season Finale

March 7, 2001

Corvallis, Ore. - SCHEDULE: The second round of the annual men's basketball Civil War, presented by your Northwest Dodge Dealers, is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Sat., March 10 at Ralph Miller Court in Gill Coliseum. Oregon State enters the game 10-19, 4-13 in the Pac-10, while Oregon is 13-14, 4-13.

MANKER RETURNS: Freshman forward Chris Manker returned to game action last Saturday at Arizona State after missing eight games with a stress reaction injury in his left leg.

OSU VS. OREGON SERIES: Oregon State has a 176-137 advantage, but Oregon has won four straight and 14 of the last 15 meetings. The two schools opened the Pac-10 season Jan. 6 at McArthur Court in Eugene with Oregon posting an 84-66 victory. The game was tied 32-32 at halftime, before the UO opened the second half with a 33-12 run. Bryan Bracey scored 24 of his game-high 28 points in the second half. Deaundra Tanner scored a team-high 20 points for OSU, with Jason Heide adding 17. Oregon won in Corvallis last season 67-49.

STARTING LINEUPS: Here is the tentative starting lineup for Oregon State:

F--3 Brian Jackson, 6-9, So., 9.7 pts, 4.1 rebC--40 Jason Heide, 6-9, Sr., 13.8 pts, 5.3 rebG--13 Deaundra Tanner, 6-1, Sr., 11.1 pts, 4.2 rebG--1 Jimmie Haywood, 6-2, So., 8.9 pts, 2.8 rebG--32 Adam Masten, 6-5, Jr., 8.4 pts, 4.6 reb

Off the Bench:G--2 Emonte Jernigan, 6-3, So., 5.6 pts, 1.4 rebG--12 Mike Cokley, 5-8, So., 2.1 pts, 0.8 rebG--25 Josh Steinthal, 6-4, Sr., 6.2 pts, 1.4 rebF--44 Chris Manker, 6-10, Fr., 1.7 pts, 2.0 reb

TOURNEY TIME: Well, not yet. But if the Pac-10 Conference Tournament began this season, Saturday's game would determine the last school to qualify for the event, probably -- the top eight teams in the standings advance to the tournament. Washington could actually tie the winner of Saturday's game in the standings, but it would be eliminated in the event OSU won, by virtue of being swept by the Beavers. UW would still have a chance if it would tie Oregon, since the two teams split the season series. The next order in the tiebreaking procedure is victories over the highest placed finisher in the standings, UO would have that bonus as it stands now by virtue of beating Arizona, but could lose it by the end of the week. The winner of Saturday's game could actually finish as high as tied for sixth in the final standings -- and in theory four schools could finish 5-13.

THANKS SENIORS: Four members of the team will be making their final appearance as part of the OSU program. Leaving OSU are four-year manager Cullen Bangs (Knappa, OR), and players Deaundra Tanner, Jason Heide, and Josh Steinthal. The three players have combined for 179 starts in 298 career OSU games, 3,160 career points, and 296 three-point field goals. The 296 threes represent 14% of the school's all-time total. Steinthal's freshman statistics from the University of Memphis are not included in the prior numbers.

FINISHING STRONG: The record (2-6) doesn't represent the improvement Oregon State has made during the second half of the Pac-10 slate, as compared to the first. Here is a statistical comparison:

			1st Rnd (9 gms)	2nd Rnd (8 gms)	DifferencePoints			55.3		64.1		+8.8Opp. Points		70.8		65.8		-5.0FG Pct.			.401		.452		+5.1%Opp. FG Pct.		.489		.450		-3.9%3-PT FG Pct.		.288		.397		+10.9%Opp. 3-PT FG Pct.	.362		.346		-1.6%Free Throw Pct.		.700		.724		+2.4%Assists			11.4		15.5		+4.1Turnovers		14.0		10.6		3.4Opp. Turnovers		11.8		12.1		-0.3Turnover Margin		-2.2		+1.5		+3.7

IndividualsJason Heide 11.8 pts 16.3 pts +4.5Jimmie Haywood 7.6 pts, .463 FG pct. 13.5 pts, .542 FG pct. +5.9/7.9%Brian Jackson 8.3 pts, .390 FG pct. 10.5 pts, .433 FG pct. +2.2/4.3%Adam Masten 6.9 pts, .368 3pt pct. 9.3 pts, .471 3pt pct. +2.4/10.3%

JUST ONE MORE PLAYER? It's hard to say what this season could have been for Oregon State with just one more post player available, but maybe this is a sign -- OSU is 1-6 in games decided by five points or less.

HOLY TOLEDO! A glance at Oregon State's cumulative statistic page finds just nine players listed -- that's tied for the fewest in all of Division I men's basketball. The University of Toledo of the Mid-American Conference also has nine players on its statistic page.

DEFENSIVE DATA: Oregon State has held its opponents to a combined shooting percentage of .401 (131-318) over the last six games, including .297 (28-94) from three-point range. USC shot just .302 from the field Feb. 22, the lowest percentage against the Beavers since Appalachian State hit .283 Nov. 24 in Hilo.

BENCH PRODUCTION: It has been well documented that Oregon State has played between six and nine players all season, and thus has severely lacked in bench production in most games. During the Pac-10 season, OSU's bench has been outscored 305-182, and outrebounded 167-61.

VALUING EVERY POSSESSION: Oregon State is averaging a conference low 12.6 turnovers per game, first in the Pac-10 Conference entering the week. The team will finish the year with the lowest turnover average since 1990 (11.1). OSU had a season-low seven turnovers last Thursday vs. Arizona, and for last week's trip had just 17 (opp. had 27).

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 for possibly the rest of the year 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 10-19 at Oregon State and an overall mark of 71-71 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.

RITCHIE McKAY ON THIS WEEK: 'The Civil War is obviously an important game and we're very excited to be hosting the contest in Gill Coliseum. With a victory we will finish in front of Oregon in the standings for the first time since 1993, and that would signify another step in the growth of this program. In addition, we have an opportunity to finish sixth in the conference standings. We have been playing fairly well, and if we finish strong that will certainly propel this program through the spring and summer months heading into next year.'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 24 contests, Beaver players have concluded the game disqualified or with four fouls 51 times. Brian Jackson has fouled out 10 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 a school record 210 and attempted a record 620 (.339) from behind the arc, including an individual 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. The Beavers are averaging 21.3 attempts per game, compared to 18 for their opponents. 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). This is the first time in school history that every 'active' player on the roster has made a three.

WE'RE NOT SHY: As noted earlier Oregon State has set a school record 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 attempts. Forty-four percent of OSU's field goal attempts have come from behind the three-point arc, followed by Oregon (37%), USC (32%), Stanford (32%), Washington State (31%), California (30%), Washington (29%), UCLA (28%), Arizona (26%), and Arizona State (20%).

REBOUND ISSUES: Oregon State has been outrebounded in 24 of the last 25 games, and for the season is losing the board wars by an average of 33.0-27.1. The minus 5.9 rebounding margin is last in the Pac-10. OSU was a minus-23 vs. Wyoming, minus-19 and minus-18 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-105 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.

A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS: Sixty-three percent of OSU's field goals have had a credited assist, tied for the best percentage in the conference entering this week (California). OSU and Cal are followed by Stanford (60%), Arizona (60%), Arizona State (59%), Oregon (58%), USC (57%), Washington (53%), UCLA (51%), and Washington State (43%).

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 CNNSI.com. 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 414 minutes in 27 games, after playing a total of just eight minutes last season...scored a career-high nine points vs. Southern Colorado and vs. Stanford...shooting .462 (18-39) from the field, all but five 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 13 games for the season, including the last eight...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 overtime games vs. Cal and UCLA...out of a possible 330 minutes over the last eight games, he has played 311 (94%)...over the last eight games he has shot .542 (39-72) from the field, including 13 of 28 (.464) from beyond the stripe...shooting .440 (22-50) for three-point range in conference action...has four games where he has made three three-pointers...has scored in double figures in seven of the last eight games -- entered the second half of the conference season averaging 6.9 points, but since has averaged 13.5 points...averaging 10.7 points (2nd on the team), shooting .513 from the field, including .440 (22-50) from three-point range in Pac-10 action...grabbed a career-high eight rebounds vs. USC Feb. 22...from a year ago, he has improved his shooting percentage by 10.2%, his free throw percentage by 29.8%, and has eclipsed last season's point total by 97...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, three timesS-H Pts: Same				S-H Ast: 6, at  UW (2/15/01)C-H 3's: 4 at Arizona (2/5/00)		C-H Min: 45, twiceS-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 still recovering from sprains in both ankles, suffering one Jan. 11 at Stanford, and the second Jan. 20 vs. Washington...will graduate this spring with a degree in business...averaging a team-high 13.8 points (12th in Pac-10) and a team-high 5.3 rebounds...shooting .550 (137-249) from the field, seventh in the Pac-10 Conference...for his career he is shooting .525 (383-730)...averaging 16.4 points over the last 10 games...has 54 career blocked shots, tied for ninth all-time at OSU...scored a career-high 23 points in the Feb. 8 Cal game...fouls have been an issue for him, in 14 of his last 21 games he has either been disqualified or ended the contest with four fouls...has 1,004 career points, making him the 29th individual in OSU history to reach the 1,000-point plateau...recorded his first double-double of the season and sixth for his career in an 18-point, 10-rebound performance at WSU...out of a possible 205 minutes over the last five games, he has played 183 (89%)...played all 45 minutes in the overtime games vs. Cal and UCLA.

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: 10 at WSU (2/17/01)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, twice			S-H Min: SameHeide in the OSU Record Book:Scoring26. Jose Ortiz (1986-87)	1,02927. Loy Petersen (1966-68)	1,01528. Swede Halbrook (1954-55)	1,01129. Jason Heide (1998-2001)	1,004

BRIAN JACKSON, SO., F: Brian is playing the remainder 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 (9.7)...fouled out of 10 games for the season, and has completed 10 of the last 11 contests with at least four personals...scored 22 points vs. USC (2/22), a career-high within Pac-10 play and a 2001 season-high...also scored 21 points at Cal Jan. 13...has broken out of a shooting slump hitting 25 of 54 (.463), including 9 of 19 threes over the last seven games, 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, and has made 20 of 23 over the last six contests...one of two Beavers to start every game...scored 17 points vs. Oregon last season at Gill.

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: 22 vs. USC (2/22)		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 5.9 points for the season...arguably OSU's best long range shooter...has shot just 4 of 19 (.210) from the field over his last five games...scored a team-high 18 points at UCLA last month, and had a team-high 17 at USC.

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...missed the entire February schedule with a stress reaction in his left leg...averaging 1.7 points and 2.0 rebounds 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 one of the most improved players on the team...shooting .520 (77-148) from the field, including 39-91 (.429) from three-point range -- he entered the season with a career shooting percentage of .399...has hit 20 of 38 (.526) from three-point range over the last 10 contests, and is shooting .434 (23-53) within conference action...has a 1.80 assist-to-turnover ratio for the season, fifth in the conference...has over a 3:1 assist-turnover ratio (33/10) over the last eight games...second for the team in assists with 88...scored a career-high 19 points vs. Southern Colorado (11/20/00) and vs. California (2/8/01)...has had four games with seven rebounds this season...he and Brian Jackson are the only players to start every game...out of a possible 365 minutes over the last nine games, he has played 341 (93%)...has played 989 minutes for the season, the seventh-highest total by a sophomore in OSU history, and the most since Will Brantley (1989) played 991...his 35 steals for the season ranks eighth at OSU by a sophomore...averging a team-high 34.1 minutes.

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: 44 at Cal (2/8/01)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 157 career threes at OSU, fourth in school history...has scored in double figures five times this season, including 11 last Saturday at ASU...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...will graduate this spring with a degree in business.

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. D. Tanner (1998-Pres.) 179 1. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 4952. Gary Payton (1987-90) 178 2. Gary Payton (1987-90) 4823. Charles McKinney (1990-93) 160 3. Josh Steinthal (1999-Pres.) 4284. Josh Steinthal (1999-Pres.) 157

DEAUNDRA TANNER, SR., G: In terms of numbers, Deaundra Tanner is the best guard at Oregon State since Gary Payton (1987-90)...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 eighth for all-time scoring at OSU with 1,395 points...needs 13 points to move past Eric Knox (1985-89) into seventh...fourth all-time at OSU for career assists with 453...fifth for career steals with 177 and is first for career three-point field goals with 179...started 75 of his last 82 games and 91 of 112 career contests...averaging 11.1 points for the season, second for the team...corralled 10 rebounds in games vs. Washington and at USC...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 News...one 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, twiceTanner in the OSU Record Book:Scoring6.  Dave Gambee (1956-58)	1,4687.  Eric Knox (1985-89)	        1,4078.  Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.)1,395Three-Point Field Goals1. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.)	179

Steals2. Brent Barry (1992-95) 1993. Ray Blume (1978-81) 1804. Eric Knox (1985-89) 1785. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 177Assists2. George Tucker (1974-77) 5253. Darryl Flowers (1983-86) 4574. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 453

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