Beavers Win A Close One With Mastodons

Dec 20, 2002

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Jimmie Haywood scored 24 points, including 4-of-6from behind the arc, as Oregon State beat Indiana-Purdue-Ft. Wayne 78-71 Fridaynight.

Haywood hit a jumper with 2:37 remaining to boost the score to 76-71, andOregon State got two crucial rebounds. A late Mastodons turnover and foul onLamar Hurd - which led to two free throws - sealed the victory.

The Mastodons (2-10) led by five at 38-33 just before the half, but theBeavers (6-1) went on an 18-7 run with less than eight minutes remaining in thegame. The margin of victory was their largest lead.

Haywood had two 3-pointers to kick off the late Oregon State rally. PhilipRicci also scored 20 points on 8-of-10 field goal shooting, and teammate FloydNorth III scored 10 points.

Terry Collins led Indiana-Purdue-Ft. Wayne with 16 points, and Ric Wyand andDavid Simon each chipped in 14 points. The Mastodons shot only 30 percent fromthe 3-point line, while the Beavers hit 50 percent from the field and frombehind the arc.

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