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Beavers To Battle Iowa State Friday In Ames

Nov 9, 2021

THE GAME: Oregon State (1-0) hits the road for two-straight games, beginning with a stop in Ames to face Iowa State (1-0) at 5 p.m. PT on Friday at Hilton Coliseum.
 
TELEVISION: The game will be streamed on ESPN+ with BJ Schaben and Scott Christopherson calling the action. Fans can watch 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 ... Warith Alatishe (21), Maurice Calloo (16) and Jarod Lucas (16) combined for 53 of Oregon State's 73 points in the season opener against Portland State ... Four players (Dexter Akanno, Tre' Williams, Dashawn Davis, Ahmad Rand) made their Oregon State debuts in the season opener against Portland State ... Ahmad Rand had three blocked shots in six minutes against Portland State ... Wayne Tinkle (114) needs one more win to tie Bob Hager (115) for the third-most victories in Oregon State men's basketball history; he would trail only Hall of Famers Slats Gill (599) and Ralph Miller (359).
 
vs. IOWA STATE: Oregon State and Iowa State are meeting for the fourth time with the Cyclones leading the series 2-1. The Beavers won the most recent meeting, 80-74, on Nov. 9, 2019 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis when Tres Tinkle dominated the game with 27 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. The teams played a home-and-home series in 2007 and 2008 as part of the Pac-10/Big 12 Challenge. Iowa State won the first meeting, 71-64, in overtime on Nov. 30 at Gill Coliseum and the second meeting, 63-50, on Dec. 6 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.
 
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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