Men's Hoops Concludes Weekend Against Stanford on Saturday
Feb. 19, 2010
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Stanford (12-14, 6-8) at Oregon State (12-13, 6-7)
Radio: Beaver Sports Radio Network; Mike Parker (play-by-play)
Live Video: None
Live Audio: www.osubeavers.com
Live Stats: www.osubeavers.com
Television: FSN; Barry Tompkins (play0by-play); Marques Johnson (color)
Oregon State vs. Stanford: Oregon State leads 69-60
Corvallis, Ore.: Oregon State leads 36-23
Stanford, Calif.: Stanford leads 35-28
Neutral: Oregon State leads 5-2
Winners of 4-of-6, the Oregon State men’s basketball team returns to action this weekend as the Beavers host Stanford in a Pac-10 Conference contest on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 12:06 p.m. The game will be nationally-televised by FSN and can be heard over the Beaver Sports Radio Network with Mike Parker providing the call.
Oregon State enters with a mark of 12-13 on the season, 6-7 in Pac-10 Conference play after the Beavers cruised past first-place California with an 80-64 victory on Thursday. Roeland Schaftenaar led five Oregon State players in double figures with 22 points as the Beavers defeated the Bears for the third time in four games.
Defense continues to be the trademark for Oregon State as the Beavers are near the lead league in several categories. Oregon State leads the league in steals (8.2) and three-point percentage defense (29.1) and ranks third in scoring defense (60.9) and field goal percentage defense (42.3).
Stanford enters the weekend with a mark of 12-14 overall, 6-8 in league play after the Cardinal defeated Oregon, 72-65, on Thursday night. Landry Fields leads the Stanford attack at 22.4 points per contest while Jeremy Green is averaging 17.6 points per contest for the Cardinal.
Oregon State leads the all-time series, 69-60; however, Stanford captured a 59-35 victory earlier this year.
For tickets to the contest, fans can contact the Oregon State ticket office at 1-800-GO-BEAVS or purchase online by visiting www.osubeavers.com.
Stanford, led by second-year head coach Johnny Dawkins, enters the weekend with a mark of 12-14 overall, 6-8 in league play, after the Cardinal picked up their first road win of the season with a 72-65 win at Oregon on Thursday.
Stanford is led by Landry Fields, who leads the team and the league at 22.4 points per contest. Jeremy Green ranks second on the squad and fifth in the league at 17.6 points per game.
Stanford enters the contest averaging 70.1 points per game while allowing 70.5 points per contest. The Cardinal are currently hitting 43.3 percent of their shots from the field while opponents are hitting at a 45.4 percent clip. Oregon State leads the all-time series, 69-60; however, Stanford picked up a 59-35 victory over the Beavers earlier this season.
DEFENSE, AND THE 1-3-1, LEADING THE WAY FOR OREGON STATE
The Oregon State defense has been among the nation’s best as the Beavers have been forcing turnovers and keeping opponents field-goal percentage down through 25 games. Specifically, Oregon State’s 1-3-1 zone defense has received the share of the attention as the guard at the top of the zone, Seth Tarver, is a big reason why.
Tarver leads the way for the Oregon State defense as the senior leads the Pac-10 Conference and ranks No. 22 in the NCAA at 2.4 steals per game. The effort has allowed Oregon State to lead the league at 8.2 steals per game, a mark that currently ranks No. 56 in the nation. Last season, Tarver became the first Oregon State player since Gary Payton in 1989-1990 to lead the league in steals during conference play as the forward averaged 2.0 per game.
When opponents do get shots off against Tarver and the 1-3-1, they have not been able to hit them with consistency. Oregon State ranks third in the league in field goal percentage defense at 42.3 percent and ranks third in the Pac-10 in scoring defense (No. 28 NCAA) at 60.9 points per game. The Beavers also rank high in three-point field goal percentage defense as Oregon State leads the league (No. 17 NCAA) at 29.1 percent.
Seth Tarver CONTINUES TO PLAY WELL
Senior forward Seth Tarver has been one of the leaders of the Oregon State attack since the start of season, averaging 10.7 points and 4.8 rebounds through 25 games. Tarver has reached double figures in 15-of-25 games this season with a season-high of 18 points while recording three assists and three steals in a win over George Washington.
The senior 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 currently leads the Pac-10 with 2.3 steals per game and is among the active career leaders in several categories, ranking 12th in career points (923), fourth in rebounds (505) and first in steals (167). The forward also established a single-game career-high with eight assists in a win over Mississippi Valley State.
Calvin Haynes BACK TO OLD FORM HEADING INTO PAC-10 PLAY
The leading scorer for Oregon State last season, junior guard Calvin Haynes has shown in recent games why he was a key member of last year’s College Basketball Invitational championship squad. Three times this season (vs. Fresno State, Cal and USC), Haynes has tied his career-high with 25 points. The mark is the most points by an Oregon State player this season.
Haynes has reached double figures in 13-of-17 games and now leads the team in scoring at 12.9 points per contest. The junior guard has been able to consistently hit the outside shot as he ranks near the top 10 in three-point field goal percentage at 39.3 percent (42-of-107).
Haynes has been especially effective in Pac-10 Conference games as the junior guard leads the team and ranks 10th in the league at 14.6 points per game.
Oregon State heads to Los Angeles for their final road-trip of the season as the Beavers face UCLA on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 8:00 p.m.
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