No. 13 Arizona Downs Oregon State, 92-83
Jan. 22, 2005
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Salim Stoudamire had 25 points and No. 13 Arizonaerased a first-half deficit to beat Oregon State 92-83 Saturday night.
Channing Fry had 20 points and seven rebounds for Arizona (16-3, 6-1), whichoutrebounded the Beavers 36-22.
Since the Wildcats' lone league loss to Stanford, they've righted themselveswith four straight wins, including a 74-66 victory over Oregon on Thursday inEugene.
Oregon State (11-7, 3-4), which snapped a seven-game winning streak at home,led by as many as 15 points in the first half.
Stoudamire's 3-pointer midway through the second half put the Wildcats up76-66.
The Beavers got within 88-83 on Chris Stephens' 3-pointer and free throwwith 39.8 seconds left in the game, but that was as close as they would get.
Stephens and David Lucas each had 17 points for the Beavers.
Hassan Adams added 12 points, six assists and six rebounds for the Wildcats.
Stoudamire, who is from Portland and went to Lake Oswego High School, wasbooed by Beavers fans when the starting lineups were announced. He collectedtwo fouls in the first half, and as a result, played just nine minutes andscored nine points.
Oregon State went up 31-16 in the first half on Jason Fontenet's 3-pointer.
Arizona chipped away at the lead, but could not go ahead. Oregon State'sKyle Jeffers fouled Chris Rodgers with 1.5 seconds left in the half and Rodgersmade both free throws to get Arizona to 44-43 at halftime.
It was Oregon State coach Jay John's first game back after he washospitalized for hypertension. Last Saturday against Washington, John wasstricken at halftime and taken by ambulance to UW Medical Center.
He was ordered to rest until his medication stabilized his blood pressure,so he handed over control to assistant Kevin Mouton for Thursday's game againstArizona State.
The Beavers won that game 88-66, snapping a three-game losing streak.
The last time Oregon State played Arizona was back on Feb. 21, 2004, at GillColiseum. The Beavers got the upset, beating the Wildcats 90-84.
Former Portland Trail Blazer great and basketball Hall of Famer ClydeDrexler attended the game.