After trailing by 2 with 17:53 left in the first half, Calvin Haynes ended the half with a three pointer as time expired, giving the Beavers a four point lead at the break. Oregon State never looked back from there, as they outscored UC Davis by ten points in the first half.
Put the two halves together, and that makes for a 14 point win. The final was 73-59, moving the Beavers to 4-3 on the season.
Seth Tarver continues to impress, as he had another career-high in points with 23. Seth was a guy who went 0-8 from three point range the entire season last year, and this year he's 18-39.
Through seven games.
Seth is shooting the ball more often, and with much more confidence. He is by far the biggest three point threat the Beavers possess, as he's made about 40% of Oregon State's shots from three point range. Seth three point percentage is right at about 46%, ten points higher than Marcel Jones' at 36%.
Against UC Davis, Seth was 3-for-5 from three pint range. He was 9-for-13 overall.
Oregon State was 25-for-50 overall, which is easy math. I'll take 50% from the field consistently from this team. It's not great, but if you can make half of your shots and win the turnover battle and rebounding battle, you're in good shape.
Speaking of rebounding, the Beavers were led by Marcel Jones and Sean Carter, who both had 8. The other usual contributor, Roeland Schaftenaar, was ineffective due to some apparent foul trouble. He only played 15 minutes. The Tarver brothers each had 5 boards.
Marcel Jones also had a good day shooting, going 6-for-12 with 17 points. Ricky Claitt had 11 points, six of those free throws. The Beavers shot 72% from the line, another positive.
For UC Davis, Vince Oliver and Kyle Brucculeri each had 11 points.
The Beavers outrebounded UC Davis 35-27. Brucculeri led the Aggies with 7 boards.
The Beavers expect Kansas transfer CJ Giles to be eligible for their game with Cal State Bakersfield on Tuesday.