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Beavers to play in "Dual in the Desert"

The Oregon State Men's Basketball team will play in the "Dual in the Desert" next season. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are hosting the tournament that also includes South Dakota and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The tournament is sponsered by Basketball Travelers Inc. The tourney starts on November 13th, and will go through the 15th. The Beavers will play one team each day. All games will be held at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock. The pairings for the event are still to be determined. Here is the Beavers Itinerary:

Thursday, November 12th-Arrive in Lubbock, Practice

Friday, November 13th-Tournament Game

Saturday, November 14th-Tournament Game

Sunday, November 15th-Tournament Game

Monday, November 16th-Depart for Corvallis

Here are the team's records from last year:

Texas Tech

2008 Record, 14-19

Oregon State

2008 Record, 18-18

South Dakota

2008 Record, 20-9

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

2008 Record, 18-15

This should be a good tournament for the Beavers. It will give them achance to pick up two maybe three wins early in the season.

Here's how the Beavers non-conference schedule looks so far:

@ George Washington

@ Loyola (Chicago)

@ Nebraska

@ Texas Tech

vs South Dakota

vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi


Cal State Bakersfield

Sacramento State

Fresno State