Beavers To Play Penn State Saturday At Emerald Coast Classic
THE GAME: Oregon State (1-5) will play Penn State (3-2) at 1 p.m. PT on Saturday in the third-place game of the Emerald Coast Classic at Raider Arena in Niceville, Fla.
For more tournament information visit www.emeraldcoastclassic.com.
TELEVISION: The game will not be televised but is available via free stream 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 shot a season-best 80.8% (21-for-26) from the free throw line against Wake Forest ... All 13 players who made the trip to Florida for the Emerald Coast Classic saw playing time against Wake Forest ... Rodrigue Andela scored a career-high 16 points against the Demon Deacons; his previous career best was 13 points against Oregon on March 12, 2021 at the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas ... Jarod Lucas has made at least one 3-pointer in 16 consecutive games dating back to last season ... Xzavier Malone-Key scored six points against Wake Forest; he went scoreless in the first five games of the season ... Tre' Williams has scored 20 points in the last two games; he scored 12 points in the first four games ... Tre' Williams had five of the team's seven assists against Wake Forest ... Wayne Tinkle (114) needs one win to tie Bob Hager (115) for the third-most victories in Oregon State men's basketball history; he would trail only Naismith Memorial Hall of Famers Slats Gill (599) and Ralph Miller (359).
vs. PENN STATE: Oregon State and Penn State are meeting for the second time with the Nittany Lions leading the series 1-0.
Penn State won the first meeting, 64-61, in double overtime on Dec. 23, 1966 at the Kentucky Invitational in Lexington. Vince Fritz led the Beavers with 21 points, while Loy Peterson finished with 13 points, Harry Gunner added 12 and Ed Fredenburg gabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Jeff Perrson of Penn State scored 33 points.
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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