Men's Basketball Takes on George Washington on Saturday

Nov. 26, 2009



Oregon State at George Washington, 11:00 AM



Radio: Beaver Sports Radio Network; Mike Parker (play-by-play)

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Oregon State vs. George Washington: GW leads 1-0

Corvallis, Ore.: Never Met

Washington, D.C.: Never Met

Neutral: George Washington leads 1-0


The Oregon State men’s basketball team returns to action this weekend as the Beavers travel to Washington, D.C., to face George Washington on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 11:00 a.m. The contest can be heard over the Beaver Sports Radio Network with a live audio feed available through a subscription with Beaver Nation Online.


Oregon State enters the contest with a mark of 1-3 on the season after falling to Sacramento State on Saturday. Seth Tarver led the way for the Beavers, who rallied from 22 points down at half to take the lead late in the game, with his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.


The senior forward is the only Oregon State player in double figures this season as Tarver enters the week leading the team at 12.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Center Roeland Schaftenaar and guard Calvin Haynes are tied for second on the team at 8.0 points per game.


George Washington enters with a perfect mark of 4-0 on the season after a 65-50 victory over Princeton on Tuesday night. Bryan Bynes came off the bench to lead the Colonials with 13 points as George Washington went 9-of-16 from behind the three-point against the Tigers.


The meeting marks the second between the two programs as George Washington captured a 77-70 neutral court victory during the 1994-95 season.



George Washington, led by ninth-year head coach Karl Hobbs, enters the weekend with a perfect 4-0 mark after the Colonials cruised to a 65-50 win over Princeton on Tuesday night.


Lasan Kromah leads the Colonial attack at 15.3 points per game while Damian Hollis is averaging 10.3 points per game to rank second on the team.


The Colonials are scorching from behind the three-point arc through four games as George Washington has hit 27-of-59 shots from behind the arc.


For the season, George Washington is hitting 46.5 percent of their shots while holding opponents to 33.6 percent from the field.



Senior forward Seth Tarver has led the Oregon State attack to open the season, averaging 12.3 points and 6.5 rebounds to lead the Beavers in both categories through four games. In the loss against Sacramento State, Tarver recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.


The senior also led the Oregon State attack at the “Duel in the Desert” tournament and was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds through the three games.


Tarver also collected eight steals throughout the tournament and tied his career-high with five in the loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.



After a victory at the Duel in the Desert tournament, Oregon State stands just five wins shy of a historic milestone as the Beavers have compiled a mark of 1,595-1,183 over the years. During that span, Oregon State has captured 21 conference titles, including five Pac-10 Conference crowns, and has made 16 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship appearances.


Oregon State, the 15th winningest program in men’s college basketball history, stand five wins shy of its 1,600th victory. Only 14 programs have reached the historic milestone as Western Kentucky was the last program to accomplish the feat, surpassing 1,600 wins last season.


In addition to the historic program total, head coach Craig Robinson stands one win shy of a milestone as the second-year Oregon State head coach has 49 victories for his career.



Oregon State returns home to host Colorado in the Pac-10/Big 12 Conference Hardwood Series on Friday, Dec. 4, at 8:00 p.m. The contest will be televised by FSN.


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