Beavers In Italy: Oregon State Takes Win in First Game in Italy
LIVORNO, Italy –The Oregon State men's basketball team defeated Streetball Livorno 72-59 in the first game of its Italian tour Saturday in Livorno.
Glenn Taylor Jr. led the Beavers with 16 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals. Michael Rataj converted six of his seven field goal attempts to end the evening with 13 points and four rebounds. Christian Wright tallied nine points, while Tyler Bilodeau had eight points and six rebounds.
Chol Marial finished with seven rebounds and Dexter Akanno tallied four assists. Nick Krass and Dzmitry Ryuny recorded six points apiece.
Streetball Livorno took at 23-16 lead after a quarter of play, but the Beavers scored the first eight points of the second frame to take the lead. Oregon State continued to roll for the remainder of the half, heading to the break in front 44-36.
The Beavers maintained the advantage from there, leading 65-48 after three periods on their way to a 13-point win.
The Beavers will spend Sunday in Florence, before heading to Rome on Monday.
The Beavers are scheduled to play three games during the trip (there is a nine-hour time difference from Corvallis to Italy):
- Aug. 20 – Oregon State 72, Streetball Livorno 59
- Aug. 23 – Oregon State vs. Stella Azzurra – 9 a.m. PT (6 p.m. CET)
- Aug. 25 – Oregon State vs. Latina – 9 a.m. PT (6 p.m. CET)
Oregon State welcomes eight newcomers to this year's squad – five freshmen and three transfers. Among the Beavers returning for 2022-23 is Pac-12 All-Freshman selection Glenn Taylor Jr.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).