Men's Basketball Hosts Seattle University Tuesday

Nov. 25, 2002

Corvallis, Ore -

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THE REDHAWKS: Seattle University is a Division II school and is a member of the Great Northwest Conference. The league includes Alaska-Fairbanks, Alaska-Anchorage, Western Oregon, Humboldt State, Northwest Nazarene, Central Washington, Saint Martin's, Seattle Pacific, and Western Washington. Team members Jelani Williams played at Portland State for two years, and team captain Eddie Lincoln played two years at Eastern Washington. This is SU's only game this season vs. a Division I foe. The Hawks are 2-0 with victories over Biola (Cal.) 71-60, and North Carolina-Central, 62-60.

SERIES: Oregon State and Seattle University have met 17 times, but not since the 1978 Far West Classic, when OSU won 83-74 in the first round. These two programs met three consecutive years in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (1962, '63, '64), with OSU posting victories of 69-65 and 70-68, before SU eliminated the Beavers 61-57 in '64. Overall, OSU has won 12 of the 17 games over the then nicknamed Chieftains.

FRANKLIN HS REUNION: Oregon State senior guard Jimmie Haywood and Seattle University sophomores A.J. Brooks and Trevor Tsuchikawa were teammates at Seattle's Franklin High School. The trio led Franklin to the state 4A tournament in 1999, where it finished eighth.

PERIMETER SHOOTING TROUBLES: In three games this season, counting the two exhibition contests, Oregon State is shooting just .215 (14-65) from three-point range.

THE BIG GUYS ARE INVOLVED: Beaver forwards Brian Jackson and Philip Ricci scored 27 and 20 points respectively in last Saturday's overtime setback to Idaho. The significance of those numbers is -- it's the first time in the same game both have hit 20-plus points.

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