Oregon State Hosts Red-Hot Eagles on Thursday
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State welcomes another regional foe to Gill Coliseum on Thursday at 6 p.m.
The Beavs are set to take on Eastern Washington (3-0) after a 2-0 opening week that included a tough battle against Hawai'i and a blowout win over Seattle U. Thursday and Saturday's contests will be the last in Gill for two weeks before the Beavers return home for games against Southern U and Jackson State to open December.
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MEET THE VISITORS
The Eastern Washington Eagles enter Thursday's game with a 3-0 record after being Southern Utah. The Eags rank 22nd in the country in three-point percentage, making 42.9 percent of their triples. EWU guard Jamie Loera ranks 27th nationally with ten steals and three Eagles have at least 2.5 steals per game. Thanks to their defensive aggressiveness, Eastern Washington also ranks 21st nationally with a turnover margin of +11.33.
OWNING THE BOARDS
Oregon State has been one of the top rebounding teams in the country over the last ten seasons. The Beavs have a rebounding margin of +7.9 during that time, best in the Pac-12, sixth among power conference teams and 10th nationally
DOUBLE-DOUBLES ON TAP
Raegan Beers wasted little time making her mark on the floor, scoring 22 points with 11 rebounds for her first career double-double. Beers was one of just ten true freshmen to record a double-double in the first week of the 2022-23 season and one of just three to do it while scoring 20+ points.
Scott Rueck and company reeled in the best recruiting class in school history to bolster the Beavs in 2022-23 and beyond. McDonald's All-Americans Timea Gardiner (espnW No. 6) and Reagan Beers (espnW No. 10) headline a class that ESPN ranked third nationally. Four-star sharpshooters Adlee Blacklock and Lily Hansford augment the 2022 class while late-signee Martha Pietsch brings a strong international pedigree after playing on the German U-20 team.
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