Men's Basketball hosts California and No. 2 Stanford

Feb. 5, 2001

Corvallis, Ore. -

SCHEDULE: The Oregon State University men's basketball team (8-13, 2-7 in Pac-10) hosts the California Golden Bears (15-6, 6-3) and the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal (20-1, 8-1) this week. The games signify the beginning of the second half of Pac-10 Conference action. The games are scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 8 and Sat., Feb. 10. There is no television coverage for either contest.STARTING LINEUPS: Here is the tentative starting lineup for Oregon State:

F--3 Brian Jackson, 6-9, So., 9.4 pts, 4.1 rebC--40 Jason Heide, 6-9, Sr., 12.7 pts, 5.4 rebG--2 Emonte Jernigan, 6-3, So., 6.9 pts, 1.8 rebG--13 Deaundra Tanner, 6-1, Sr., 12.0 pts, 4.3 rebG--32 Adam Masten, 6-5, Jr., 8.1 pts, 4.2 reb

Off the Bench:G--1 Jimmie Haywood, 6-2, So., 6.9 pts, 2.2 rebG--12 Mike Cokley, 5-8, So., 2.0 pts, 0.6 astG--25 Josh Steinthal, 6-4, Sr., 6.4 pts, 1.3 reb

CALIFORNIAF--21 Sean Lampley, 6-7, Sr., 19.0 pts, 6.8 rebF--42 Ryan Forehan-Kelly, 6-5, Jr., 7.7 pts, 2.9 rebC--32 Nick Vander Laan, 6-10, So., 6.6 pts, 5.8 rebG--12 Shantay Legans, 5-10, So., 10.0 pts, 4.6 astG--25 Brian Wethers, 6-5, So., 7.8 pts, 2.1 reb

STANFORDF--23 Casey Jacobsen, 6-6, So., 17.6 pts, 4.0 rebF--31 Jarron Collins, 6-11, Sr., 13.3 pts, 7.0 rebC--34 Jason Collins, 7-0, So., 12.7 pts, 8.0 rebG--4 Michael McDonald, 6-1, Sr., 8.4 pts, 5.0 astG--32 Ryan Mendez, 6-8, Sr., 10.7 pts, 3.0 reb

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR ROSTER? The 2000-2001 media guide lists 14 players on the roster -- here is a breakdown of what has happened to that 14-man list:

*Mike Cokley -- missed two games while serving a team suspension.*Tim Euhus -- tight end on the FB team, elected not to play BB.*Jimmie Haywood -- missed two games while serving a team suspension.*Jason Heide -- missed three games, and played two minutes in the UCLA game, with sprains in both ankles.*Brian Jackson -- playing with an avulsion fracture in his left foot.*Chris Manker -- out two-to-six weeks with a stress reaction in his lower left leg.*Emonte Jernigan -- missed the first seven games with broken toe.*James Jones -- declared ineligible by NCAA.*Brandon Payton -- redshirting due to transferring from UCSB.*Derek Potter -- redshirting after suffering broken toe in preseason.*Phillip Ricci -- redshirting partially due to arthroscopic knee surgery.

OSU VS. CAL SERIES: The Bears lead the series 60-54, according to conference office records. Cal won this season's earlier encounter, 81-67, at Haas Pavilion Jan. 13. Joe Shipp scored 21 points, with Sean Lampley adding 20. OSU's Brian Jackson scored a Pac-10 career-high 21 points for the Beavers, with Emonte Jernigan adding a career-high 20. Cal shot .538 from the field for the game, including .571 in the second half, while OSU shot .577 in the second half and .490 for the game. The Beavers ended the game with just five available players, and two of them had four fouls. California has won four straight in this series, and four in a row at Gill Coliseum. The Bears actual streak is five straight at Gill, but Cal's 1996 victory was later forfeited. However you count them up, Cal has the longest win streak of any conference school at Gill Coliseum.

OSU VS. STANFORD SERIES: Oregon State leads the series 65-44, according to conference records. Stanford has won three straight and seven of the last eight. The Cardinal's last three victories in the series have been by an average of 26.7 points. Casey Jacobsen scored 19 points, including hitting 4 of 5 three-point field goals, to lead the then No. 1 Cardinal to a 73-49 victory. Stanford led only 24-23 at halftime, but opened the second half on a 14-4 run to seize control of the game. Adam Masten scored 13 to lead the Beavers. Beaver center Jason Heide suffered the first of two sprained ankles over a four-game span late in the contest.

THE HEAD COACH: Ritchie McKay is the 18th head coach in the program's history, and only the sixth since 1929. McKay has a record of 8-13 at Oregon State and an overall mark of 69-65 in five years as a head coach. He was 37-23 in two years at Colorado State (1999 & 2000), and 24-29 in two years at Portland State (1997 & `98). He has also served as an assistant at Washington, Bradley, Queens College (NC) and his alma mater, Seattle Pacific University. At 35 years of age, McKay is the youngest head coach in the Pac-10 Conference, and among the youngest in all of Division I.

McKAY ON THIS WEEK: 'We're at the halfway point of the conference season, and it's important for this team to remember exactly that -- we're at the halfway point. We still have goals and we need to start building toward the future success of this program. We have to remember this is a process toward regaining this program to its rightful traditional place. We're anxious to get another opportunity to play at home this week. We weren't successful last week in our games at home, but I'm certain there will be a different effort and tone against California and Stanford.'

SHOOTING SLUMP: During Oregon State's four-game losing streak, the team has failed to shoot better than .380 in any game. For the streak, the team is shooting .335 (66-197).

LACK OF DEPTH CAUSING FOUL PROBLEMS: Head Coach Ritchie McKay has been forced to juggle players in and out of games with significant foul problems. Over the last 16 contests, Beaver players have concluded the game disqualified or with four fouls 35 times. Brian Jackson has fouled out seven times during that stretch and Adam Masten three times. At California Jan. 13, OSU ended the game with five available players, and two of them had four fouls.

THREE-POINT THREAT: Oregon State has made 150 of 469 (.320) from behind the arc, including a school record tying 13 vs. Southern Colorado Nov. 20. The Beavers have also attempted a school record tying 30 three-pointers (CSUF, @ USC) twice this season. At this rate, OSU would break the school record for converted threes (206 in 2000) for one year -- the team is on pace to make 214 this season. The Beavers are averaging 22 attempts per game, compared to 18 for their opponents. Incidentally, head coach Ritchie McKay's Colorado State team of last year led the NCAA for three-point field goal percentage at .440 (255-579).

WE'RE NOT SHY: As noted earlier Oregon State is on school record pace for three-point field goals -- in addition OSU entered the week leading the Pac-10 in percentage of three-point field goal attempts compared to overall field goal attempts. Forty-six percent of OSU's field goal attempts have come from behind the three-point arc, followed by Oregon (38%), USC (35%), Stanford (32%), Washington State (31%), Washington (30%), UCLA (29%), California (29%), Arizona (27%), and Arizona State (20%).

REBOUND ISSUES: Oregon State has been outrebounded in 16 of the last 17 games, and for the season is losing the board wars by an average of 32.5-27.2. The minus 5.3 rebounding margin is last in the Pac-10. OSU was a minus-23 vs. Wyoming, minus-19 vs. Arizona, minus-17 vs. Oregon, minus-16 vs. UC Riverside, minus-13 vs. Oklahoma, and minus-12 at USC. The biggest discrepancy in the rebounding numbers has been on the offensive side, where OSU is minus-63 for the season. It should be noted that OSU does not regularly 'crash' the offensive boards due to lack of depth and the potential for creating foul problems.

TURNOVER NUMBERS DOWN, PARTICULARLY IN THE SECOND HALF: Oregon State enters the week second in the Pac-10 for fewest turnovers per game at 13.4. Of the 281 turnovers for the season, only 111 or 40% have been committed in the second half. The first two games of the year are the only contests where OSU has had more miscues in the second half.

A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS: Sixty percent of OSU's field goals have had a credited assist, tied for the third-highest percentage in the conference with USC entering the week. California leads the Pac-10 with 64%, followed by Stanford with 61%.

BEAVERS INK THREE PLAYERS: Oregon State signed three players during the early signing period. The class is ranked No. 22 by Frank Burlison of Fox Sports, No. 28 by Bob Gibbons Scouting Service, and in the 'top-35' by Joining the program as true-freshmen for the 2001-2002 season:

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

MIKE COKLEY, SO., G: Cokley has played 270 minutes in 19 games, after playing a total of just eight minutes last season...scored a career-high nine points vs. Southern Colorado...shooting .462 (12-26) from the field, all but three attempts from three-point range...has attempted just one field goal in the last 48 minutes...missed the Denver and Wyoming games while serving a team suspension for violating a team policy.

C-H Pts: 9 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)	C-H Ast: 3 at San Diego (12/2/00)C-H 3's: 3 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)	C-H Min: 30 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)C-H Stls: 2, twice

JIMMIE HAYWOOD, SO., G: Jimmie has started five games for the season...he scored a career-high 16 points vs. Washington Jan. 20...has scored in double figures in four games for the season, and is averaging 6.9 points for the year...played a career-high 39 minutes vs. Washington...separated his right shoulder at San Diego, his first start of the season...suffered a sprained ankle that limited his participation the first two weeks of practice...Ritchie McKay has tabbed him one of the quickest players he has ever coached...missed the Bay Area games while serving a team suspension.

C-H Pts: 16 vs. UW (1/20/01)		C-H Ast: 6, twiceS-H Pts: Same				S-H Ast: 4 vs. Oklahoma (11/26/00)C-H 3's: 4 at Arizona (2/5/00)		C-H Min: 39 vs. Washington (1/20/01)S-H 3's: 3, twice			S-H Min: SameC-H Stls: 2, many times		        S-H Stls: 2 vs. WSU (1/16/01)

JASON HEIDE, SR., C: Jason is playing with sprains in both ankles, suffered one Jan. 11 at Stanford, and the second Jan. 20 vs. Washington...averaging a team-high 12.7 points and a team-high 5.4 rebounds...shooting .580 (87-150) from the field, fifth in the Pac-10 Conference entering the week...for his career he is shooting .528 (333-631)...averaged 17.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in last week's action...has made 3 of 8 three-point field goal attempts this season...has 51 career blocked shots, tied for 10th all-time at OSU...scored a season-high 18 points vs. Denver and South Carolina State...fouls have been an issue for him, in nine of his last 13 games he has either been disqualified or ended the contest with four fouls...scored 10 points and grabbed seven boards in the earlier meeting with Stanford, and did not play against Cal due to a sprained ankle.

C-H Pts: 21, three times		C-H Reb: 11 at Cal (1/4/99)S-H Pts: 18, three times		S-H Reb: 9 vs. S. Colo. (11/20/00)C-H Blks: 3, four times			C-H Ast: 4, twiceS-H Blks: 3 vs. App. State (11/24/00)	S-H Ast: 4 vs. Oklahoma (11/26/00)C-H Min: 36, twiceS-H Min: 36 at Stanford (1/11/01)

BRIAN JACKSON, SO., F: Brian will play the rest of the season with an avulsion fracture in his left foot, suffered against Washington Jan. 20...he was a member of the conference's all-freshmen team last year...earned all-tournament honors at the Big Island Invitational, where he averaged 14.7 points...third for the team for scoring (9.4)...made his college debut against Ritchie McKay and Colorado State last season...fouled out of seven games for the season...scored 21 points at Cal Jan. 13, a career-high within conference action and a 2001 season high...had a streak of making 18 consecutive free throws through the Jan. 25 game vs. UCLA, but since has gone 7-for-16 (.438) of two Beavers to start every game...failed to make a field goal vs. Arizona Feb. 3, the first time in his OSU career...averaging 13.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in three games vs. Cal, and 10.0 points and 5.7 rebounds vs. Stanford.

C-H Pts: 32 vs. Tex. A&M-CC (1/4/00)	C-H Reb: 12 vs. CS-Full. (11/17/00)S-H Pts: 21 at Cal (1/13/01)		S-H Reb: SameC-H Blks: 3, twice			C-H Ast: 5 vs. LBSU (11/25/00)S-H Blks: 3, twice			S-H Ast: 5, sameC-H Min: 39 at Cal (1/13/01)		S-H Min: Same

EMONTE JERNIGAN, SO., G: Emonte missed the first seven games while recovering from a broken 'little' toe on his left foot...scored a career-high 20 points at Cal, hitting 8 of 11 field goal attempts, including 4 of 7 from three-point range...averaging 6.9 points for the season...arguably OSU's best long range shooter...has attempted six or more three-point field goals in six of the last eight games.

C-H Pts: 20 at Cal (1/11/01)		C-H Ast: 1, many timesC-H 3's: 4, twice			C-H Min: 34 at USC (1/27/01)C-H Stls: 1 at USC (1/27/01)		C-H Reb: 4, twice

CHRIS MANKER, FR., F: While Chris is one of the tallest players on the team, he plays facing the basket a majority of the time...out for possibly the rest of the season with a stress reaction injury in his left leg...averaging 1.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game...averaging 12.8 minutes per game...made his first collegiate start against Wyoming Dec. 16 -- responding with nine points and four rebounds...buried 3 of 8 from three-point range vs. Wyoming...matched his season-high with five rebounds at Cal.

C-H Pts: 9 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)	C-H Ast: 2, twiceC-H 3's: 3 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)	C-H Min: 31 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)C-H Stls: 1, many times		        C-H Reb: 5, twice

ADAM MASTEN, JR., G: Adam is the most improved player on the team...shooting .535 (54-101) from the field, including 23-57 (.404) from three-point range -- he entered the season with a career shooting percentage of .399...also has hit 39 of 52 (.750) free throw attempts...has hit all four of his three-point field goals over the last two games...second for the team in assists with 55...scored a career-high 19 points vs. Southern Colorado...his 170 points for the season is his highest one-year total ever...has had four games with seven rebounds this season...he and Brian Jackson are the only players to start every game...played a career-high 40 minutes at USC...scored 13 points at Stanford last month, his season-high in conference games.

C-H Pts: 19 vs. S. Colo (11/20/00)	C-H Ast: 7 vs. South Car. St. (11/26/99)S-H Pts: Same				S-H Ast: 6 vs. App. State (11/24/00)C-H 3's: 3, three times			C-H Min: 40 at USC (1/27/01)S-H 3's: 3, twice			S-H Min: SameC-H Stls: 4 vs. Texas A&M-CC (1/4/00)	C-H Reb: 7, four  timesS-H Stls: 3, twice			S-H Reb: 7, three times

JOSH STEINTHAL, SR., G: Josh has 146 career threes at OSU, fourth in school history...he will likely finish his career among the top three at OSU for all-time three-point field goals...mired in a shooting slump, hitting just 9 of 47 (.191) from the field over the last nine games, including 6 of 37 from three-point range...scored a season-high 16 points in the opener vs. Cal State-Fullerton...attempted 10 three-point field goals in games vs. Cal State-Fullerton and Wyoming...failed to score in games vs. Cal and Stanford last month.

C-H Pts: 23 at Arizona (2/18/99)	C-H Ast: 7 vs. Arizona (3/2/00)S-H Pts: 16 vs. CS-Full. (11/17/00)	S-H Ast: 3, twiceC-H 3's: 7 at Arizona (3/2/00)		C-H Min: 40 vs. Stanford (3/6/99)S-H 3's: 4 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)	S-H Min: 39 vs. Wyoming (12/16/00)C-H Stls: 2, many times		        S-H Stls: 2 at Oregon (1/6/00)                               Steinthal in the OSU Record Book:Three-Point Field Goals			        Three-Point Field Goals Attempted1. Gary Payton (1987-90)	178		1. Gary Payton (1987-90)	4822. D. Tanner (1998-Pres.)	174		2. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.)	4753. Charles McKinney (1990-93)	160		3. Charles McKinney (1990-93)	4004. Josh Steinthal (1999-Pres.)	146		4. Josh Steinthal (1999-Pres)	396

DEAUNDRA TANNER, SR., G: In terms of numbers, Deaundra Tanner is the best guard at Oregon State since Gary Payton (1987-90)...scored a season-high 25 points vs. LSU, and had a 22-point effort vs. Long Beach State at the Big Island Invitational, where he was named to the all-tournament team...he is ninth for all-time scoring at OSU with 1,347 points...needs 44 points to move past Mark Radford (1978-81) into eighth...fourth all-time at OSU for career assists with 437...fifth for career steals with 172 and is second for career three-point field goals with 174...has hit just 2 of his last 17 (.118) from beyond the arc...started 72 of the last 76 games and 87 of 106 career contests...averaging a team-high 34.4 minutes per game...averaging 12.0 points for the season...second for the team in rebounding at 4.3 per game...corralled 10 rebounds in two of the last three games...scored 16 points vs. Cal in the earlier meeting, and for his career averages 14.1 vs. the Bears...scored eight points vs. Stanford last season, and for his career averages 10.9 points vs. the Cardinal...notched his third double-double for his career and first of the season with a 11-point, 10-rebound effort vs. Washington...had a streak of 23 consecutive free throws before missing vs. LSU...he made 10 of 10 charity stripe attempts vs. Eastern Washington -- matching a school record for percentage (Steve Johnson 14-14 vs. UW in `81/Scott Haskin 10-10 vs. Stanford in `92)...selected to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason All-America Team...named to the Pac-10 Conference's second team by preseason publications Athlon's Magazine and Basketball of the top 15 guards in the nation, according to Dick Vitale's College Basketball.

C-H Pts: 28 vs. California (1/15/00)S-H Pts: 25 vs. LSU (12/28/00)C-H 3's: 5 vs. USC (1/9/99)S-H 3's: 4, twiceC-H Reb: 12, twiceS-H Reb: 10, twiceC-H Stls: 7 at Hawaii-Hilo (12/28/97)S-H Stls: 4 vs. EWU (12/19/00)C-H Ast: 10 vs. Wyoming (12/20/99)S-H Ast: 7, twiceC-H Min: 41 vs. Arizona (3/2/00)S-H Min: 40, twice

Tanner in the OSU Record Book:

Scoring8. Mark Radford (1978-81) 1,3909. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 1,347

Three-Point Field Goals1. Gary Payton (1987-90) 1782. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 174

Steals3. Ray Blume (1978-81) 1804. Eric Knox (1985-89) 1785. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 172

Assists3. Darryl Flowers (1983-86) 4574. Deaundra Tanner (1998-Pres.) 437

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