OSU Gets Record-Setting Win
Nov. 20, 2000
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State recorded the largest margin of victory in its 99-year men's basketball history Monday night, beating Southern Colorado 91-23 at Gill Coliseum. The Beavers (2-0) were led by Adam Masten's 19 points, four rebounds and five assists in the 68-point win over the Thunderwolves (2-1), a Division II team.
OSU's previous record for margin of victory had been 58 points in a 97-39 home win over Cal-San Diego on Jan. 2, 1993. The 23 points were the least allowed by OSU since a 29-23 home victory over Oregon on March 3, 1984.
Against Southern Colorado, Oregon State opened up a 56-9 halftime lead. That was the fewest points allowed by the Beavers in a half since giving up just four at Stanford in the second half of an 18-16 win on Jan. 28, 1980.
Oregon State scored the game's first 23 points and the Thunderwolves didn't score for the first 7 1/2 minutes of the contest. OSU hit five straight shots to go up 23-0 on Deaundra Tanner's jumper with 14:48 left in the first half, at that point, the Beavers were 8-for-11 from the field and had not turned the ball over.
Jackson had seven points, Tanner six and Masten five in OSU's opening surge. With only eight players in uniform due to injuries, the Beavers were limited in their substitution possibilities.
Southern Colorado finally scored on Bob Carmody's layin with 12:29 remaining in the half. Prior to that, the Thunderwolves had gone 0-for-6 from the field and turned the ball over eight times, that included turnovers on their first five possessions.
Carmody led Southern Colorado with six points while Andy Tenis scored four. The Thunderwolves turned the ball over 27 times and were outrebounded 38-21 by the Beavers.
Southern Colorado had been unbeaten in its first two games, including a 100-76 win over St. Martin's.
'They're better than they played,' OSU head coach Ritchie McKay said of the Thunderwolves. 'Our guys just had a real focus and tone defensively. I anticipated a dogfight, it just kind of snowballed on them. We were very selective in our attempts in the second half. I don't ever want our guys to not play hard.'
The Beavers shot 55.8 percent (29-for-52) from the field for the game, including 61.3 percent (19-for-31) in the first half, and 20-for-24 at the free throw line. Oregon State was 13-for-27 on 3-pointers and all seven Beavers who tried a 3-pointer hit at least one. OSU had assists on 19 of its 29 field goals in the game.
'He told us to play with character, we're not a selfish team,' Tanner said of McKay. 'Southern Colorado is definitely a lot better than they showed tonight. At the start of the game, we didn't know what to expect. We kind of took the intensity away from them.'
OSU had 12 steals, led by Masten's three, and limited Southern Colorado to shooting just 25 percent (10-for-40) from the field.
OREGON STATE 91, SOUTHERN COLORADO 23
SOUTHERN COLORADO (2-1) - Bob Carmody 3-9 0-2 6, Liddiard 0-3 0-0 0, Brown 1-4 0-0 2, Mason 1-4 1-2 3, Pope 0-4 0-0 0, Barbaric 1-6 0-0 3, Allah 0-1 1-2 1, Brooks 0-1 0-1 0, Bridgewater 1-4 0-0 2, France 1-2 0-0 2, Tenis 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 10-40 2-7 23.
OREGON STATE (2-0) - Adam Masten 3-5 11-12 19, Jackson 5-7 3-4 15, Heide 6-10 4-5 16, Cokley 3-4 0-0 9, Tanner 6-10 1-2 16, Haywood 2-6 0-0 4, Steinthal 2-5 0-0 5, Manker 2-5 1-1 6. Totals 29-52 20-24 91.
Halftime score: Oregon State 56, Southern Colorado 9.
3-point shooting: Southern Colorado 1-14 (Liddiard 0-1, Carmody 0-3, Pope 0-4, Barbaric 11-6), Oregon State 13-27 (Jackson 2-4, Cokley 3-4, Tanner 3-5, Masten 2-4, Haywood 1-4, Steinthal 1-3, Manker 1-3). Rebounds: Southern Colorado 21 (Tenis 4), Oregon State 38 (Heide 9). Assists: Southern Colorado 4 (Brooks 2), Oregon State 19 (Masten 5). Technical fouls: None. Attendance: 3,167.