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Beavers To Face Utah Thursday At Gill Coliseum

Dec 28, 2021

THE GAME: Oregon State returns to Pac-12 play when it hosts Utah at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Gill Coliseum.
 
TELEVISION: The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network with Rich Burk and Eldridge Recasner 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 Mike Parker 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 has shot better than 50% from the field in each of the last two games; the Beavers shot better than 50% from the field one time in the first 10 games ... Jarod Lucas has gone 16-for-29 from beyond the arc over the last four games ... Lucas has made 16 consecutive free throws; the school record is 35 straight by Tres Tinkle ... Dashawn Davis is averaging 10.0 points, 6.75 assists and 2.25 steals over the last four games ... Warith Alatishe (1.33) and Ahmad Rand (1.17) are sixth and eighth, respectively, in the Pac-12 in blocked shots per game ... Glenn Taylor Jr. is averaging 7.5 points over the last two games, while shooting 62.5% (5-for-8) from the field ... Wayne Tinkle (115) needs one win to pass Bob Hager (115) and become the third-winningest coach in Oregon State history; he would trail only Naismith Memorial Hall of Famers Slats Gill (599) and Ralph Miller (359) ... Gianni Hunt has missed the last three games due to personal reasons ... Rodrigue Andela will miss 8-12 weeks after breaking a bone in his left foot at practice on November 23.
 
vs. UTAH: Oregon State and Utah are meeting for the 37th time with the Utes holding a 19-17 advantage. The home team has dominated the series with the Beavers holding a 13-3 advantage in Corvallis and Utah owning a 14-3 clip in Salt Lake City.
 
Oregon State has won four straight games in the series, including a sweep last season -- 74-56 on Feb. 8 in Corvallis and 75-70 on March 3 in Salt Lake City. Warith Alatishe averaged 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in the two wins.
 
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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