Men's Basketball Hosts Athletes--In-Action in their Final Exhibition Game

Nov. 9, 2000

Corvallis, Ore. - SCHEDULE:

The Oregon State University men's basketball team concludes its exhibition season, Mon., Nov. 13 against Athletes-In-Action. Tipoff from Ralph Miller Court in Gill Coliseum will be at 7:05 p.m. The game will be carried live over the Beaver Sports Radio Network.

STARTING LINEUP: Head Coach Ritchie McKay has announced the following tentative starting lineup (1999-2000 averages):

F--3 Brian Jackson, 6-9, So., 12.5 pts, 5.1 rebC--40 Jason Heide, 6-9, Sr., 10.7 pts, 5.0 rebG--12 Mike Cokley, 5-8, So., 0.8 pts, 0.5 astG--13 Deaundra Tanner, 6-1, Sr., 14.2 pts, 5.1 astG--32 Adam Masten, 6-5, Jr., 4.5 pts, 2.1 reb

ABOUT ATHLETES-IN-ACTION: The Athletes-In-Action program began in 1967, and was the first college basketball amateur exhibition team. AIA is currently (as of Nov. 9/a.m.) 2-5 vs. Division I opponents -- the team plays at Xavier Nov. 9, Iowa Nov. 10, Wisconsin Nov. 11, and Tennessee Nov. 12, before traveling to Oregon State. The team will then complete its slate Nov. 14 at Oregon, Nov. 15 at Alabama, and Nov. 16 at Kentucky. AIA has posted victories against Wright State (85-60) and St. Louis (70-66). The team has lost to Purdue (96-79), Bradley (71-64), Indiana (84-74), Illinois (91-56), and Dayton (75-52). The AIA roster contains two names that may be familiar to Oregon State fans, former Washington Husky Phil Zevenbergen, and former Notre Dame guard Ryan Hoover. Hoover played against the Beavers in the 1994 Far West Classic.

THE INJURY SITUATION: Three players are definitely out for this game and or season:

Player		Injury			Time FramePhilip Ricci    arthro. knee surgery	2000-2001 RedshirtEmonte Jernigan	broken bone LT foot	mid-December returnDerek Potter	broken bone LT foot	mid-December return

McKAY ON MONDAY'S GAME: 'We will play against a much better team in Athletes-In-Action, and a team that has traditionally been well coached. I have watched AIA play and it is a quality opponent, and a team that will be similar to the competition we'll face during our non-conference schedule. As far as Oregon State is concerned, I will play our starters more minutes. I want to see some consistency from our perimeter and post players.'

BEAVERS INK THREE PLAYERS: Oregon State has signed three players during the early signing period. The class is ranked No. 22 by Frank Burlison of Fox Sports. Joining the program as true-freshman for the 2001-2002 season are:

Floyd North, 6-5, G, San Diego, CA (St. Augustine), 19 pts, 7.5 rebJ.S. Nash, 6-3, G, Moreno Valley, CA (Rancho Verde), 28 pts, 9.0 rebJoe See, 6-0, G, Concord, CA (De La Salle), 16.6 pts, 5.5 ast
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