Men's Hoops Hosts UCLA in Game to Support Coaches vs. Cancer
Jan. 29, 2010
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
UCLA (9-11, 4-4) at Oregon State (9-11, 3-5), 4:35 PM
Radio: Beaver Sports Radio Network; Mike Parker (play-by-play)
Live Video: None
Live Audio: www.osubeavers.com
Live Stats: www.osubeavers.com
Television: FSN NW; Rich Burk (play-by-play); Lamar Hurd (color)
Oregon State vs. UCLA: UCLA leads 84-34
Corvallis, Ore.: UCLA leads 35-25
Los Angeles, Calif.: UCLA leads 47-7
Neutral: Series tied 2-2
The Oregon State men’s basketball team returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 30, as the Beavers host UCLA at 4:35 p.m. from legendary Gill Coliseum. The game, which will feature the Oregon State and UCLA coaching staffs wearing sneakers for Coaches vs. Cancer to support the American Cancer Society and its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays, will be televised by FSN NW and can be heard over the Beaver Sports Radio Network.
Oregon State enters the contest with a mark of 9-11 on the season, 3-5 in Pac-10 Conference play, after the Beavers rallied to defeat USC, 51-45, on Thursday night. Calvin Haynes tied his career high with 25 points for the Beavers as Oregon State defeated USC in Gill Coliseum for the second consecutive year.
Haynes continues to lead the Oregon State attack as the junior guard enters Saturday’s contest averaging 12.9 points per game. Senior Seth Tarver ranks second on the squad at 10.8 points per game and is the only other Oregon State player averaging in double figures.
Tarver leads the defensive attack for Oregon State, leading the Pac-10 Conference in steals at 2.6 per contest. Oregon State leads the league with 8.1 steals per game as the Beavers rank third in the conference in field goal percentage defense (42.2) and scoring defense (62.2).
UCLA enters Saturday with a 9-11 overall mark, 4-4 in conference play, after the Bruins fell to Oregon in overtime 71-66 on Thursday. Michael Roll leads the way for UCLA at 13.2 points per game as the Bruins have won nine straight in the series and lead the all-time series, 84-34.
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UCLA, led by seventh-year head coach Ben Howland, enters the weekend with a mark of 9-11 overall, 4-4 in league play, after the Bruins fell in overtime to Oregon on Thursday.
The Bruins, which feature four players in double figures, are led by Michael Roll, who leads the team at 13.2 points per game. Malcolm Lee ranks second on the squad at 12.9 points per game while Nikola Dragovic ranks third on the squad at 11.4 points per contest.
UCLA is averaging 67.0 points per game while holding opponents to 68.4 points per contest. The Bruins are currently hitting 46.0 percent of their shots from the field and are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Opponents are hitting 44.3 percent of their shots from the field and 37.5 percent from beyond the three-point line.
DEFENSE, AND THE 1-3-1, LEADING THE WAY FOR OREGON STATE
The Oregon State defense has been among the nation’s best as the Beavers have been forcing turnovers and keeping opponents field-goal percentage down through 20 games. Specifically, Oregon State’s 1-3-1 zone defense has received the share of the attention as the guard at the top of the zone, Seth Tarver, is a big reason why.
Tarver leads the way for the Oregon State defense as the senior leads the Pac-10 Conference and ranks No. 15 in the NCAA at 2.6 steals per game. The effort has allowed Oregon State to lead the league at 8.1 steals per game, a mark that currently ranks No. 71 in the nation. Last season, Tarver became the first Oregon State player since Gary Payton in 1989-1990 to lead the league in steals during conference play as the forward averaged 2.0 per game.
When opponents do get shots off against Tarver and the 1-3-1, they have not been able to hit them with consistency. Oregon State ranks third in the league in field goal percentage defense at 42.2 percent and ranks third in the Pac-10 in scoring defense (No. 48 NCAA) at 62.2 points per game. The Beavers also rank high in three-point field goal percentage defense as Oregon State ranks second in the league (No. 32 NCAA) at 30.2 percent.
Seth Tarver CONTINUES TO PLAY WELL
Senior forward Seth Tarver has been one of the leaders of the Oregon State attack since the start of season, averaging 10.8 points and 4.7 rebounds through 20 games. Tarver has reached double figures in 13-of-20 games this season with a season-high of 18 points while recording three assists and three steals in a win over George Washington.
The senior led the Oregon State attack at the “Duel in the Desert” tournament and was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds through the three games.
Tarver currently leads the Pac-10 with 2.6 steals per game and is among the active career leaders in several categories, ranking 11th in career points (872), fourth in rebounds (480) and first in steals (159). The forward also established a single-game career-high with eight assists in a win over Mississippi Valley State.
Calvin Haynes BACK TO OLD FORM THROUGH FIRST ROUND OF PAC-10 GAMES
The leading scorer for Oregon State last season, junior guard Calvin Haynes has shown in recent games why he was a key member of last year’s College Basketball Invitational championship squad. Three times this season (vs. Fresno State, Cal and USC), Haynes has tied his career-high with 25 points. The mark is the most points by an Oregon State player this season.
Haynes has reached double figures in 8-of-11 games and now leads the team in scoring at 12.3 points per contest. The junior guard has been able to consistently hit the outside shot as he ranks fourth in the Pac-10 Conference at 45.0 percent (36-of-80) from behind the three point arc.
Oregon State closes its season series with Oregon as the Beavers host the Ducks in the annual Civil War series on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 3:00 p.m. in a game televised by FSN NW.