Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament Notes
March 10, 2005
- Oregon State won its first Pac-10 Tournament game since 1989, when it defeated California 79-66 in the quarterfinals exactly 16 years ago. That game was also a 4/5 game, with Oregon State being the No. 4 seed. The Beavers' semifinal opponent that year was Arizona, whom Oregon State will face again in 2005.
- This is Oregon State's third semifinal appearance. The Beavers' best finish came in 1988 when it made the Championship game.
- Oregon State's Pac-10 Tournament record is now 4-5. UCLA's Tournament record drops to 7-7.
- This is the third straight year that the No. 5 team has upset the No. 4 seed.
- Beaver forward Nick DeWitz had three blocked shots to tie the Oregon State record in Pac-10 Tournament games held by Brian Jackson (vs. Cal on Mar. 13, 2003). DeWitz was one off the Pac-10 record of four blocks.
- Oregon State guard Lamar Hurd had eight rebounds to tie his career high, previously set at Portland on Dec. 10, 2002.
- Oregon State moves to 4-0 on the year when five players score in double figures (Nick DeWitz with 15, David Lucas with 11, Chris Stephens with 17, Jason Fontenet with 10 and Sasa Cuic with 12).
- UCLA freshman Josh Shipp had his second career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
- UCLA fan Andrew Spencer of Ladera Ranch won a car after hitting a half-court shot in the Pontiac Pac-10 Game Changing Performance Shoot-Out. This was the third time this year that a fan has won a car in Staples Center. A car has also been won at a Laker game and a Clipper game this year.
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