Beavers Take Down Eagles

Dec 28, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Philip Ricci had 17 points as Oregon State defeatedCoppin State 59-53 Saturday.

The Eagles were lead by Larry Tuckers 18 points and eight rebounds. JimmyBoykin added 13 points and nine boards.

Beaver forward Brian Jackson got all of his 14 points in the second half topass 1,000 for his career. Despite being the taller team, OSU was out-reboundedby Coppin State 31-27. The Eagles (1-8) havent allowed an opponent to scoreover 68 points all season.

Oregon State (7-2) lead 28-19 with four minutes to play in the half, and33-27 at the break. Both teams shot 11-of-24 in the first half.

The Beavers led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but led byTuckers 10 second half points, the Eagles chipped away at the deficit. Boykinsjumper at 2:02 got Coppin State within 55-51, but Jackson answered with an18-footer to keep the lead at six.

The Eagles missed a shot on their next possession and JS Nash scored on theother end to put the game away.

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