Joe Burton had 18 points in Oregon St.'s first game against Stanford, but did not score in either the Washington St. or Washington games last weekend. The Beavers will need "Big Joe" to get back on track against the Cardinal. (Photo by Andy Wooldridge)
Oregon St. (15-10, 5-8) at Stanford (17-8, 7-6) at Maples Pavilion at 7 PM PST / No TV / KEJO 1240 AM / KPAM 860 AM (Streamed)
The Beavers and Cardinal will try to settle this one sooner than they did the first time they got together, back on Jan. 7th., when it took 4 overtime periods before Stanford finally pulled out a 103-101 win. It was the longest game ever played by either program. Chasson Randall had a game high 24 points off the bench for Stanford, overcoming dual 19 point performances by Oregon St.'s Jared Cunningham and Roberto Nelson.
The Beavers come into the Bay Area trip tied for 8th. place in the Pac-12 with Washington St., but really in 9th., considering the Cougars have the season tiebreaker after defeating Oregon St. 83-73 last Thursday. Another loss, 75-72 against Washington on Sunday, resulted in the Beavers dropping their home series, and 3 of their last 4 games. Oregon St. has also lost 5 of 7 Pac-12 road games this season.
The Cardinal wrapped up last weekend's LA trip with a 59-47 win over USC, but Stanford had dropped 5 of 6 games before that, all by double figure margins. As a result, after leading the conference race early in the season, Stanford has slipped into a tie for 6th. with UCLA.
There's no tv for tonight's game, the 4th of the last 5 that Beaver fans not in the building can't see.
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