Oregon St. Powers Past Colorado, 98-87
Dec. 4, 2004
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Chris Stephens had a career-high 27 points andfreshman Sasa Cuic added 22 to give Oregon State a 98-87 victory over Coloradoon Saturday.
Marcus Hall had 22 of his 29 points in the first half for Colorado (2-2),single-handedly bringing the Buffalos back from a 16-point deficit.
Oregon State shot 64 percent from the field in the first half and 59 percentfor the game. Only one Beaver, reserve Derek Potter who was 0-for-2, shot worsethan 50 percent.
Oregon State led 38-22 after Fontenet made two free throws. That's when Halltook over, scoring the Buffaloes' final 18 points of the first half.
The sophomore point guard outscored the Beavers 18-7 during the nearly fiveminute stretch and cut the score to 45-40 by halftime.
The Buffalos came close early in the second half, taking a brief 70-68 leadon Jayson Obazuaye's 3-pointer, but Stephens countered with his own 3-pointerand the Beavers went out on a 10-2 run.
Hall, who made 12 of his 16 shots, couldn't maintain his first-halfproduction, scoring only seven points in the second half.
All five Colorado starters scored in double-figures, including Obazuaye andChris Copeland, who each had 15 points.