Jared Cunningham, Oregon St.'s human highlight reel, who has had 35 and 37 points in the Beavers' last 2 games, will be looking for another career effort tonight against Vanderbilt in the Championship game of the Ticket City Classic. (Photo by Andy Wooldridge)
Oregon St. (4-0) takes on #18 Vanderbilt (3-1) tonight at approximately 6 PM PST (9 PM EST) in the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ, in the Championship of the Ticket City Classic. The game will be televised on ESPN3, and on radio on on KEJO 1240, and KPAM 860 (Streaming), with Jon Warren on the call.
North Carolina St. and Texas meet in the consolation game at 3:30 p.m. PST, and the Beavers game against the Commodores will begin 25 minutes after that game ends.
Oregon St. reached the championship game with a 100-95 win over Texas in overtime. It was only the 27th. 100 point game in OSU history. The Beavers have put up at least 80 points in every game so far this season.
The Beavers were led by Jared Cunningham, who had a huge game. Cunningham eclipsed his career high of 35 points set last Wednesday in the 82-72 win over Hofstra, pouring in 37 points, driven by a 20 of 23 night at the free throw line. Cunningham also led everyone, with 9 rebounds. The two career best games earned Cunningham Pac-12 Player of the Week honors.
Devon Collier backed up his career night against Hofstra with a 17 point, 7 rebound, 3 steal effort.
Vanderbilt claimed their spot in the classic championship with an 86-79 win over the Wolfpack.
John Jenkins led the Commodores, with 28 points, 20 of which were in the first half. Jenkins was returning to action, after missing Vanderbilt's previous game with a sprained right ankle.
Senior point guard Brad Tinsley, who is from Oregon City, had 14 points, and 4 assists.
The Commodores also beat Oregon 78-64 earlier this year in Nashville. Their one loss was a 71-58 setback against Cleveland St., also on their own floor, 2 nights after they defeated the Ducks.
Here's the place to chat about the game and the great start the Beavers are off to, and also to look back at a great weekend, one where not only did the football team upset Washington, the volleyball team knocked of #3 California in their own building, the wrestling team swept a pair of meets, and the women's hoops squad wrapped up the weekend with a 50 point, 90-40 win over Southern Utah. (It was a great weekend to be a Beaver!)