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Beavers To Face No. 3 Arizona Thursday In Tucson

Feb 16, 2022

THE GAME: Oregon State will face No. 3 Arizona at 4:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. MT) on Thursday at the McKale Center in Tucson.
 
TELEVISION: The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network with Daron Sutton and Matt Muehlebach 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: 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 never defeated a Top 5 team in a true road game ... The Beavers had seven scholarship players available in the last game against Colorado ... Dashawn Davis scored a career-high 22 points against Colorado ... Warith Alatishe had a career-high five assists and tied a career best with five steals against Colorado ... Dashawn Davis is first in the Pac-12 in assists at 5.40 per game; the last Oregon State player to lead the conference in assists was Gary Payton in 1989-90 (8.1 per game) ... Jarod Lucas has made 158 career 3-pointers; he needs two more to move into Oregon State's career top-10 list (Josh Steinthal and Charles McKinney are tied for ninth with 160 each) ... Glenn Taylor Jr. is averaging 10.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in the last four games as a starter; he averaged 4.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in the first 19 games coming off the bench ... Xzavier Malone-Key (back) has missed the last six games, Isaiah Johnson (concussion) has missed the last five games, and Dexter Akanno (hip) and Tre' Williams (knee) missed the last game.
 
vs. ARIZONA: Oregon State and Arizona are meeting for the 92nd time with the Wildcats holding a 69-22 advantage, including a 37-6 edge in Tucson. The Beavers have won once in Tucson since 1983 (63-55 on Feb. 13, 2010).
 
Arizona won the first meeting this season, 90-65, on Dec. 5 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. Jarod Lucas led the Beavers with 17 points, and Warith Alatishe added 14 points and nine rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin paced the Wildcats with 29 points.
 
LAST SEASON: The 2020-21 season was highlighted by one of the greatest runs in program history:

  • Won 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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