Beavers Take Care Of Prairie View A&M
Nov 23, 2003
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - David Lucas had 16 points as the Oregon State Beaversdefeated Prairie View A&M 70-53 Saturday in the opener for both teams.
Oregon State jumped on the Panthers early with a 15-4 opening spurt and ledby as many as 21 never relinquishing the lead all night despite a surge by thePanthers which saw the deficit cut to seven points three times.
OSU led 35-22 halftime on the strength of their defense which held PrairieView to just 9-of-27 shooting from the field.
For the game, the Beavers shot 43 percent (26-61) from the field.
The Panthers had 25 turnovers and were held by the Beavers to 33 percentshooting for the game.
The Panthers were led by impressive 6-foot-10 freshman forward Tyrone Nelsonwho had a game-high 22 points and 13 rebounds.
OSU has now won seven of its last eight season openers, all at home, and 12of its last 13 non-conference home games, including the last five. The Beaversnext face the University of Portland on Tuesday in Corvallis.
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