Oregon State Edges Sacramento St. 76-73

Dec 23, 2003

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - David Lucas had 24 points as Oregon State ralliedfrom a 12-point second-half deficit to beat Sacramento State 76-73 Mondaynight.

Brandon Guyton had 15 points on five 3-pointers to lead the Hornets (4-6).

Lucas hit two free throws with 25.9 seconds left and the Beavers (5-4) keptSacramento State from scoring on the other end as time ran out.

Chris Stephens added 18 for Oregon State, which has four overtime lossesthis season, and fell 82-80 to Boise State Saturday.

Sacramento State shot 61.5 percent in the first half, but just 41.9 afterthat.

Guyton hit three consecutive 3-pointers from the same spot on the floor asthe Hornets jumped out to a 14-6 lead at 13:12 in the first half. By halftime,the Hornets led 41-31.

The Hornets then took their biggest lead 49-37 at 16:30 in the second half,but the Beavers went on a 19-4 run to get back in the game.

Jim Hanchett converted a J.S. Nash steal into a rim-shaking, reverse slam toget the Beavers within 57-53 at 10:08. Nash stole the inbound pass and fedLucas, who hit two free throws to make it 57-55. Oregon State pulled into a tieat 60-60 when Chris Stephens hit two free throws at 8:24.

Stephens hit a 3-pointer at 1:05 to give the Beavers a 74-71 lead.

Sacramento State is 1-20 against Pac-10 schools.

The Beavers shot 57.1 percent in the second half and 47.5 for the game. Nashhad nine assists for Oregon State.

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