Oregon State Downs Long Beach State, 78-66, At Big Island Invitational

Nov. 25, 2000

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Deaundra Tanner scored 22 points and Brian Jackson had18 points and eight rebounds as Oregon State beat Long Beach State 78-66 in thesemifinal round of the Big Island Invitational Tournament on Saturday night.

The Beavers (4-0) will play the winner of Saturday's Oklahoma-Tulanesemifinal game for the championship on Sunday.

Oregon State opened a 13-2 lead four minutes into the game and held an18-point advantage after eight minutes.

Oregon State increased its lead to 20 points, 57-37, with 15:30 left.

The 49ers (2-2) tried to rally, but could not get closer than nine pointswith less than five minutes remaining.

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