Beavers Dominate Lehigh, 78-55, In Men's Hoops

Dec 31, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - J.S. Nash scored a career-high 18 points as OregonState defeated Lehigh 78-55 on Monday, becoming the first Pacific-10 school toreach 1,500 wins and the 10th Division I program to reach the milestone.

Philip Ricci added 15 points Adam Masten had 12 points and eight reboundsfor the Beavers (8-4), who've struggled for more than a decade after a long runof success.

Matt Logie scored a season-high 21 points to lead Lehigh (3-9), but no oneelse scored more than seven.

Nash made 7 of 10 shots as he eclipsed his previous high of nine pointsagainst Texas on Nov. 22.

Oregon State shot 54 percent and used a 12-0 run on its way to a 42-24halftime lead. The Beavers cooled off in the second half, but Lehigh never gotcloser than 13.

The Beavers forced 20 Lehigh turnovers and enjoyed a big advantage at thefree-throw line, making 20-of-24 attempts compared with 6-of-10 for theMountain Hawks.

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