Wow. After going 0-11 so far in Pac-10 play, and after losing thirteen straight games, there's not much else to say.
Oregon State played Washington State tough, but at the end of the day the Beavs just weren't good enough. It's been the story of the season. There is nothing outrageous about these losses, and they're starting to all look the same. Oregon State just doesn't have the talent to match up with other teams in the Pac-10.
Let's take a look at some notable players from the game:
Lathen Wallace: 13 points, 4-10, 3-5 3-PT
Lathen, one of Oregon State's best shooters, got another chance to show off on Thursday. He played a near season high 23 minutes, and had a near season high in points with 13. Why Kevin Mouton isn't playing Lathen more, we don't know, but we know that he can shoot the ball. He's 13-32 from three point range on the season, which comes out at above 40%.
Marcel Jones: 10 points, 4-10, 2-4 3-PT
Marcel is also starting to step his game up. After a mid-season drought, he's scored more than ten points in three straight games. The last time Oregon State played Washington he scored 12 points amidst low scoring games, so we can only hope that Marcel has a strong performance against the Huskies.
Ricky Claitt: 9 points, 2-2 FG, 5-5 FT
Ricky, like he's done all season, did the little things against Washington State. He doesn't take many shots from the field, which he didn't against the Cougs, but still made an impact. Ricky made both the shots he attempted from the field, and sunk all five of his free throw attempts for his nine points. He played 22 minutes, and also had two rebounds and two assists.
Seth Tarver: 7 points, 2-9 FG, 1-7 3PT
Seth has been having an off and on season, and Thursday was an off night. Although he had seven have had many more. Seth only made one of his three point attempts. He got robbed on a couple of them, but still, the bottom line is the shots didn't fall. He still played a team-high 31 minutes, and had six rebounds and three assists.
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Next Game: Washington at Oregon State, 4:00 p.m. Saturday