Beavers Take Down Redhawks
CORVALLIS – The Oregon State men's basketball team took down Seattle U 73-58 Thursday evening at Gill Coliseum.
Glenn Taylor Jr. led the Beavers with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assist, as he made his return to the starting lineup. Jordan Pope had 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting as he continued the strong start to his collegiate career.
Tyler Bilodeau tallied 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting, the second double-digit scoring performance of his career. Michael Rataj had nine points, hitting three of his four shot attempts.
Dzmitry Ryuny finished with six points and 12 rebounds. Justin Rochelin became the second Oregon State player to record five steals in a game this season.
As a team, Oregon State shot 46.9 percent from the floor, compared to 33.9 percent for Seattle U. The Beavers held Redhawk leading scorer Cameron Tyson, who entered the contest averaging 23.7 points per game, to just four points.
Seattle U went in front early, carrying a 10-5 advantage into the game's first media timeout. Oregon State took its first lead of the contest at 14-13 with 11 minutes to go in the opening period. The teams traded punches from there, with the Redhawks taking an 18-16 edge with eight minutes to go before the intermission.
The Redhawks led by as many as eight, but the Beavers cut the deficit to 28-25 as the sides headed to the locker room.
Oregon State tied things up on the first possession of the second half, as Pope knocked down a triple. Seattle U responded by going in front by eight, but Oregon State bounced back with an 11-0 run to retake the lead. The teams went into the under-12 media break tied at 45.
The Beavers went in front 52-46 with 7:46 to go, before a 14-0 run put Oregon State in front by 19. OSU held on from there to take the win by 15.
Oregon State will remain at Gill Coliseum Sunday for a matchup with Green Bay.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).