It wasn't the most impressive of victories, but Oregon State held on down the stretch to defeat Division II Seattle Pacific 71-67 Tuesday night in front of 2,619 dedicated fans at Gill Coliseum. A quick glance at the webcam shows that a blanket of snow continues to cover campus and most of the Willamette Valley for that matter. It may have kept fans away from the game on Tuesday night, but it didn't stop the Beavers from winning their third game in four tries,
"We're happy with the win" Seth Tarver said after the game, "but we would liked to have done better as far as our performance tonight."
The Beavers took a fifteen point lead with about seven minutes remaining in the first half, but the Falcons rallied back and were only trailing by five at halftime.
"If we would have executed better, we could have closed them out early in the first half" Calvin Haynes said after tossing in a career-high 20 points in the win.
Haynes, back after being academically ineligible for some time, played 33 minutes off the bench, and was 7 of 11 from the field. He's still showing signs of rust-- he had six of OSU's sixteen turnovers-- but one would imagine that he'll find a way into the starting rotation sometime soon.
Omari Johnson added 17 points in his 33 minutes. Seth and Josh each had nine, and Daniel Deane had seven.
The Beavers continue to shoot a high field goal percentage. They were 25 of 43 from the field on the night, for a 58.1 average.