Beavers Beat Toreros, 65-56

Nov 27, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Jimmie Haywood tied his career high with 20 points asOregon State defeated San Diego 65-56 on Monday night.

Philip Ricci added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Brian Jackson had 15points for the Beavers (3-2), who were coming off an encouraging 1-2 showing inthe Great Alaska Shootout.

Jason Blair had 17 points for San Diego (2-2). Andre Laws added 15.

Oregon State, which lost to Texas by 10 points last week and St. John's bythree before beating host Alaska-Anchorage, led 22-14 early against theToreros, with Haywood scoring 11. San Diego then responded with a 17-0 run.

A layup and free throw from Ricci and a 3-pointer from Haywood sparked a10-0 run that put the Beavers ahead 32-31 at halftime.

Oregon State pulled away from a 39-36 lead with an 8-0 run to make it an11-point game with 12{ minutes to go, and San Diego couldn't get closer thanfour the rest of the way.

The Beavers had a strong game in the post with Ricci and Jackson, and theyoutshot San Diego 49 percent to 36 percent.

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