Oregon State Hosts Jackson State on Saturday
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State will look to solidify a perfect start to December on Saturday when it takes on Jackson State.
The game will be OSU's first home televised contest of the year with Ann Schatz and former Utah coach Anthony Levrets calling the action for Pac-12 Networks.
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Gill Coliseum
Watch: Pac-12 Networks
Listen: Beaver Sports Radio Network
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MEET THE VISITORS
Jackson State enters Thursday's game with a 2-3 record with a win over a power conference foe in Texas Tech. The Tigers recently tested UCLA in Los Angeles in a 72-60 loss as well. Jackson State's offense is ranked second in the SWAC with 62.2 points per game and are also second in, defensive rebounding with 38.8 boards per game. JSU shares the ball well, ranking sixth in its league in assists per game as well.
DEVELOPING IN THE POST
Jelena Mitrovic has experienced exponential growth since coming to Corvallis nearly four years ago. The redshirt sophomore sat all of her first season at Oregon State before playing sparingly as a redshirt freshman. She earned a spot in the rotation last season and gained a starting spot for the WNIT before carrying that spot into 2022 with seven starts to begin the season.
- One of just two players 6-foot-9 or taller to record six assists in a game since 2000 (Nancy Mulkey, UW)
- Recorded a double-double in her second game of the year (14p, 13r, 6b)
- Averaged 13.5 points and 8 reb. per game while shooting 70.6% from the field during last season's WNIT run (her first four collegiate starts)
IRON SHARPENS IRON
Through both Pac-12 play and non-conference showdowns, Oregon State continues to take on some of the top teams in the nation in 2022-23. The Beavers will play 13 games against nine teams either ranked or receiving votes in last week's AP Top 25. Per Her Hoop Stats, Oregon State's opponents currently have a winning percentage of .640, the fifth highest mark in the nation.
BEAVS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Oregon State hopes that Jelena Mitrovic (Serbia) and Martha Pietsch (Germany) are next in a long line of international Beavers to earn All-Pac-12 honors. Tanja Kostic (Sweden), a four-time all-league selection, was the first international Beav to be named All-Pac-12, followed more recently by players like Marie Gulich (Germany) and Ruth Hamblin (Canada), two centers who were named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the year during their time in Corvallis.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).