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Beavers Set For Tuesday’s Season Opener

Nov 6, 2021

THE GAME: Oregon State opens its 2021-22 regular season at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday against Portland State at Gill Coliseum.
TELEVISION: The game will be televised on Pac-12 Oregon with Rich Burk and Mary Murphy calling the action.
For information on how to watch the game online or on a mobile device, click on this link. If you live overseas and want to watch the game, it is available via YouTube at this link.
RADIO: The game will air live on Beaver Sports Radio Network with Jon Warren calling the action. It can also be heard online at this link.
LIVE STATS: There will be live stats at this link.
TICKETS: Fans can secure season tickets by visiting this link or calling 541-737-2050. Single-game tickets can be purchased at this link. A "Weekend at Benny's Plan" is also available for the nine games that are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. Seats will be assigned "Best Available" for each game and can be purchased at this link.
QUICKLY: Oregon State was picked to finish in a tie for fourth place in the Pac-12, according to a poll of media members who cover the conference; it's the highest the Beavers have been picked to finish since 1992-93 when they were predicted to place third ... Warith Alatishe was selected to the preseason All-Pac-12 First Team and Jarod Lucas was named to the preseason All-Pac-12 Second Team ... Alatishe was selected the 2021 Pac-12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player, becoming the first Oregon State player to receive the award ... Lucas set two Oregon State records last season -- single-season free throw percentage in all games (.896) and single-season free throw percentage in conference games (.905) ... Oregon State broke the program's single-season free throw percentage record for the second straight year in 2020-21 by shooting 76.2%; the 2019-20 team shot 75.1%. ... Maurice Calloo went 11-for-19 from beyond the arc in the final six games last season ... Wayne Tinkle is 7-0 in season openers at Oregon State.
vs. PORTLAND STATE: Oregon State and Portland State are meeting for the 16th time with the Beavers leading the series 15-0. Eleven of the 15 meetings have been played at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis.
The teams played last season with the Beavers winning 67-62 on Dec. 22 at Gill Coliseum. Jarod Lucas and Zach Reichle scored 15 points apiece to lead Oregon State, while Warith Alatishe added 13 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.
LAST SEASON: The 2020-21 season was highlighted by one of the greatest runs in program history:

  • Won win nine straight road and neutral-site games that included the first Pac-12 Conference Tournament championship in program history.
  • Won an NCAA Tournament game and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1982.
  • Won three games in the NCAA Tournament, tying the 1963 Final Four team for the most tournament wins in program history.
  • Ranked No. 20 in the final coaches poll; it's the first time the Beavers have been ranked in any poll since March 13, 1990.
  • Defeated five Top 25 teams, the most in a season since the 1975-76 team also won five against ranked opponents.
  • Beat a Top 25 team on the road for the first time since 1985 (at No. 21 Oregon).
  • Defeated four Top 25 teams at a neutral site; the last time Oregon State beat a ranked opponent at a neutral site came in 1992 (vs. No. 25 BYU in Portland).

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