This Week In Pac-10 Men's Basketball

March 30, 2009

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OREGON STATE REACHES CBI CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

OREGON STATE continues its postseason march through the College Basketball Invitational and will meet UTEP in the best of three championship series... With Oregon State's participation in the CBI, All Pac-10 teams have participated in postseason play over the last two years... Nine different Pac-10 teams have competed in the NCAA Tournament over the past two seasons. It was the third consecutive year and fourth time overall that the Pac-10 had a record-tying six teams in the NCAA Tournament.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE

Mon., Mar. 30

UTEP at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m. PT HDNet

Wed., April 1

OREGON STATE at UTEP, 8 p.m. MT HDNet

Fri., April 3 (if necessary)

OREGON STATE at UTEP, 8 p.m. MT HDNet

 

OREGON STATE (16-17, 7-11/8th in Pac-10)
CBI Tournament Record: 3-0. First appearance.


With its opening round win over Boise State, Oregon State captured its first postseason victory since a 85-82 victory over New Mexico in the postseason NIT on Mar. 11, 1987.

• The Beavers had one of the top five all-time turnarounds in Pac-10 history with an improvement of seven victories in league play.

Coach Craig Robinson was named USBWA District IX Coach of the Year. He guided Brown University to a CBI postseason appearance last season.

Junior G/F Seth Tarver leads the league in steals with 1.8 spg. He's the first Beaver to lead the league in that category since Gary Payton posted 3.4 spg in 1990.

Sophomore G Calvin Haynes leads the team in scoring (13.9 ppg), which ranks 18th in the Pac-10.

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