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Game 25 Recap: Beavers 80!, Bears 64

A lot of people thought this game could potentially go Oregon State's way, but I don't think anyone say this coming: a 16 point upset for the Beavers over the Pac-10 leading Bears. 

I still have need to watch part of the first half that I missed, but from what I saw of the game, the Beavers were clicking on offense. Obviously, Roeland leading the charge in the early minutes was a big help, and everyone seemed to feed off of that. Joe Burton was great, as was Cunningham and Calvin Haynes. I mean, 80 total points... 5 players in double figures... it's hard to argue with that. 

Schaftenaar finished with 22 points in the game, Seth had 16, Joe Burton scored 12, Cunningham had 11, and Haynes added 10. The Beavers were 54 percent from the field in the first half-- after seeing that game unfold, it's hard to believe that this group shot just 25 percent in a loss last week to Arizona State. 

The Beavers have Stanford next, and that game is Saturday at Gill. Let's keep this run going!

For those of you who watched the game more closely than I, feel free to share your post-game analysis in the comment thread. You'll find all sorts of post-game quotes after the break. 

--Jake | (jake.buildingthedam@gmail.com)

OREGON STATE HEAD COACH CRAIG ROBINSON
On the team's effort...

"It was a great effort from both the players and the staff. When I saw the guys come out at the beginning of the game, I was really pleased with their effort, execution, and it was just a good game all around."

On the effective offense...
"It's about efficiency, and what you saw today is what we are capable of. It really was a tribute to an all-around effort. Not only were we more efficient on offense, but we were even better on defense."

On the recent play...
"We had come off of a very good performance at Arizona and we wanted to follow it up with another good performance here. When you put all of those things together and I liked the way we are operating. Now we have to go out tomorrow and win practice and focus on Stanford."

OREGON STATE SENIOR ROELAND SCHAFTENAAR
On his success at the free throw line...

"The first half I got a lot of free throws and they kept fouling so I kept going to the free throw line and I just try to be aggressive around the basket. Their big guys are not as tall, so we want to go inside. We had around 40 points in there."

What games like this do for the team's confidence...
"Any time you have a good game it's good for your confidence. For us this is just a really good win. It gives us confidence going into Stanford on Saturday and we just look to keep going one game at a time. We had a lot of guys that played really well today so I think its good for the whole team in terms of confidence."

On Saturday's game against Stanford...
"We played really bad down there and they kicked our butts, so we sure want to win on Saturday."

OREGON STATE FRESHMAN JOE BURTON
On his three-point shot...
"I've just been working hard in practice. For about two weeks straight I've been coming in before practice just to shoot around and work on that three. I've working with my coaches on my form and it just felt right tonight."

Tonight's game versus other nights...
"I go out there and play as hard as I can every game and I guess it was everybody's time. Everyone played hard and well and everyone pulls their own weight."

On the fact that five players scored double digits...
"I was surprised that everybody had double digits. That's working the ball around, being unselfish and everyone touching the ball. You cannot get much better than that."

CALIFORNIA HEAD COACH MIKE MONTGOMERY
On the loss against Oregon State...
"We didn't play well. It is certainly something they're doing, sure. We had problems with the 1-3-1 zone and we had problems with their length. We're not big, so we have a hard time passing the ball. The three things we talked about were, taking care of the ball, and they had 24 points off turnovers. We needed them to play against our half court defense. Second thing, we talked about was not giving them second shots, but they got a lot of offensive rebounds. We would get a stop and them boom, we wouldn't get the rebound. They got boards and a lot of second opportunities. The third thing we talked about was tempo. They're going to use a lot of clock, and it doesn't bother them to use clock, they're going to get late in the clock a lot. You need to know how much time is left, so you can defend, and you have to be better at that point. But they'd lull us to sleep and then drive, and we'd reach out and foul. They shoot 36 fouls shots and 24 second chance points on the road? Not going to work."

On the team's ability to bounce back...
"We'll bounce back, that's what we do, and we've been pretty good at that. This is a team, where it's been hard to keep them at a certain level the whole time. There was little stuff we could have done, but we just caved in to stuff. Oregon State has been playing well, they have good athletes, and they're very long. That style causes people problems, and we have not handled that zone very well, but we didn't hand the 2-3 zone well either. We couldn't get the rebound and run down the floor to force them to play. There's a team that averages 56 points and they got 80 points, what's that tell you? We didn't play well."