Reality struck the Oregon State men's basketball team Thursday night in Tempe, as the Arizona State Wildcats handed Oregon State a 31 point loss in front of 7,004 at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona.
ASU sophomore James Harden scored 22 points, and was 11 of 12 shooting on the night. The Sun Devils shot 65.1 percent as a team in the game.
Comparitively, Oregon State shot 36.4% from the field, their worst shooting performance of the year. Calvin Haynes, who had been averaging over 15 points per game, only made one shot on the night, a three-pointer. He was 1 of 7 shooting overall.
The Beavers were outscored by 15 in the first half, and 16 in the second half.
Lathen Wallace was 6-of-10 from the field, making him the leading scorer for the first time of the season.
"We were playing with our game plan that we have at the beginning, and then they had a couple of stops on us, and we got frustrated and made it into a 3-point shooting game," coach Craig Robinson says. "That's just not what we are. We're sort of a grind-them-out, get-good-shots type of team. When you play that way, you can't beat a good team."
The Beavers return to action later today against Arizona at the McKale Center.