Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament Post-Game Notes: #7 ORE 88, #10 OSU 74
With the win, Oregon coach Dana Altman ties Walt Hazard for the second best winning percentage (6-2, .750) as a head coach in Pac-12 Tournament history. He trails only Colorado’s Tad Boyle (.857).
Oregon’s bench outscored Oregon State’s 46-6, including five players with at least five points (Calliste 17, Artis 10, Carter 8, Cook 6, Amardi 5)
Despite shooting 60.5% from the field, their best since Dec. 13, the Beavers hurt themselves with 15 turnovers, leading to 21 points for the Ducks.
Senior guard Roberto Nelson finished a great career with the Beavers, scoring 19 points in his final game on 6-of-12 shooting and going 7-of-8 from the free throw line. He ends his career at No. 4 on Oregon State’s all-time scoring list.
Oregon State senior center Angus Brandt scored 20 points, with 12 in the second half, while going 3-of-3 from three-point range. He averaged 12.3 points per game on the year.
Oregon junior guard Joseph Young led the Ducks on a personal 10-0 run in the middle of the second half, stretching the Ducks lead to 12 at 71-59. Young paced Oregon with 19 points.
Oregon State started the game on a 15-5 run. The Ducks were 0-for-9 from the field before making their first field goal 3:57 into the game.
The Ducks responded by shooting 6-for-8 and had a 12-0 run to take their first lead of the game at 17-15 with 9:35 left in the half. Oregon then shot 14-for-23, including 5-of 8-from three, to end the half - outscoring the Beavers 36-25 to lead 41-40 at halftime.
Oregon State shot 73.7% from the field in the first half (14-19), their best shooting half of the year and only second time shooting over 70% in a half.
The Beavers repeated the starting lineup of Hallice Cooke, Roberto Nelson, Devon Collier, Eric Moreland and Angus Brandt from their previous game against Arizona State. It’s just the second time they have gone with those starting five this season.
This was the first Pac-12 Tournament meeting between Ducks and Beavers. They have met an NCAA-record 342 times, with Oregon State still leading the overall series 185-157, despite today’s loss.
The teams split their regular season series, with Oregon State winning 80-72 in Corvallis and Oregon winning 93-83 in Eugene.
Oregon improved its overall Pac-12 Tournament record to 19-12 and has now won four consecutive tournament games, while Oregon State fell to 8-15 and was bumped in the first round for the second consecutive year.
The Ducks moved to 3-0 in neutral sites games this year. The Beavers are now 1-2