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Beavers Headed to Portland for PK Legacy

Nov 22, 2022

THE GAME: Oregon State will head to the PK Legacy Tournament this week, beginning Thursday vs. Duke.

TELEVISION: The game will be televised on ESPN with Doug Sherman, Cory Alexander and Brooke Weisbrod on the call

RADIO: The game will air live on Beaver Sports Radio Network with Mike Parker calling the action.

QUICKLY: The Beavers have opened the season 3-1 for the first time since 2019-20  ... Oregon State last played in Portland at the 2019 Phil Knight Invitational ... The Beavers are 0-2 all-time against Duke, but the two sides have not met since the 1962-63 season ... Oregon state and Duke last met in the 1963 Final Four Third-Place Game. The only other meeting between the two sides came in the 1953-54 season ... The Beavers faced one ACC opponent last season, falling to Wake Forest in double-overtime at the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla. ... Jordan Pope  is tied for ninth in the nation in points per game among true freshmen ... Glenn Taylor Jr. is second among Pac-12 sophomores in points per game, trailing only Colorado's KJ Simpson ... Taylor Jr. was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team last season ...  Taylor Jr. has matched or surpassed his previous career-high for scoring three times already this season ... The Beavers have shot 70 percent or better from the stripe in nine-straight games ... OSU is out-scoring its opponents 158-126 in the second half through four games ... Oregon State returns four players from last year's squad - Taylor, Dexter Akanno, Rodrigue Andela and Chol Marial. Of that group, Marial did not see action last season due to NCAA eligibility rules and Andela missed the bulk of the season due to injury ... Oregon State's squad features a total of 11 newcomers, eight of which are true freshmen ... The Beavers have announced the additions of signees Gavin Marrs and Thomas Ndong. Both will join Oregon State beginning in the 2023-24 season.

THE ROSTER: Oregon State brings in a new-look roster into the 2022-23 season.
- Oregon State returns four players from last season's squad: Rodrigue Andela, Dexter Akanno, Chol Marial and Glenn Taylor Jr. Of those only Taylor Jr. and Akanno played significant minutes in 2021-22, as Marial missed the entire season due to NCAA eligibility rules stemming from his transfer from Maryland and Andela played in just seven games due to injury
- The Beavers welcome 11 newcomers to this year's team, eight of which are true freshmen.
- Three OSU players join the squad as transfers - Dzmitry Ryuny (San Francisco), Christian Wright (Georgia) and Justin Rochelin (Arizona State)
- The Oregon State squad features representatives from six different countries. In addition to the team's nine Americans, the group also includes athletes from Cameroon (Rodrigue Andela), Canada (KC Ibekwe), South Sudan (Chol Marial), Germany (Michael Rataj) and Belarus (Dzmitry Ryuny).

THE SCHEDULE: A look at Oregon State's 2022-23 schedule:
- The Beavers will face either Xavier or Florida on Friday, at either 12:30 or 3 p.m.
- Oregon State will play 11 nonconference games, seven of which will take place at Gill Coliseum and 10 of which will be played in the state of Oregon. 
- The Beavers will take part in the PK Legacy Tournament in Portland over Thanksgiving weekend. OSU will open the weekend with a matchup with Duke, and will play a total of three games in the event.
- Oregon State is scheduled to play conference games against Washington and USC during December. The Beavers will not play at UCLA or at home vs. Washington State this season.