Note: with traveling and everything (lack of motivation, cough cough) I didn't post a thread for this game. I don't think many people are looking to talk about the Beaver Basketballers right now, so hopefully it's not that big of a problem.
Oregon State played host to Montana State last night, and thanks to a shot by Carlos Taylor with 3.9 second left in regulation, lost.
Montana State had a chance to win in their last possession after Oregon State turned the ball over on a shot clock violation with 20 seconds left. Carlos Taylor got the ball at the top of the key and dribbled before sinking a shot over two defenders.
The game stats:
Does it sound to you like he's pointing a finger at C.J. Giles? "I didn't know it would take C.J. this long..." To me, it sounds like Jay John thinks C.J. is the reason Oregon Stats is 6-6 instead of 8-4 (maybe he is). Do you get the idea Jay thought C.J. would save the season?
I think it's time for a change.
Speaking of C.J., he finally is showing some more sounds of life. As you can see in the boxscore below, C.J. has 13 points in 31 minutes (he started) with 10 rebounds. And 5 blocks. 5 blocks! Oregon State had six on the night. Do that math...
Marcel Jones also had 13, although he only shot 4-12 from the field. Seth Tarver had a tough time getting shots to fall as well, going 3-11 with only seven points. Thats the first time this season he hasn't got to double digits scoring, and five points lower than his previous game low.
Also, no foul trouble for C.J.
Here's a look the contributions made by each player:
Notice the impact C.J. (light red) had on points, rebounds, and blocks. Hopefully its a sign of things to come for the struggling Beavers.
The Pac-10 season is next for the Beavers. They'll start it off this Thursday against Arizona at the McKale Center.