Stanford (12-3, 2-1) at Oregon St. (11-4, 1-2) at 7 PM PST at Gill Coliseum / ROOT Sports NW / KEJO 1240 AM / KPAM 860 (Streamed)
Oregon St. concludes their weekend series against the Bay Area schools this evening against Stanford.
The Beavers out-scored California in a shoot-out Thursday night. Jared Cunningham and Ahmad Starks both scored 24 points for Oregon St., and Angus Brandt buried all three 3 pointers he took, on his way to a 14 point effort in the 92-85 win over the Bears.
Joe Burton was also in double figures, with 13 points. He and Cunningham each had 5 assists as well.
The Cardinal came up on the short end of a 78-67 score against Oregon, after the Ducks' Devoe Joseph dropped 30 points on them. Stanford was led by Josh Owens, who had 19 points. 17 of them came in the first half, however, and foul trouble rendered Owens ineffective after the break, and the Ducks flew away. Aaron Bright was the only other Stanford starter in double digits. 6'9" John Gage came off the Cardinal bench to score 13 points.
The teams split last year's regular season meetings, with both teams winning on their home courts. After a competitive start, Stanford pulled away to a 70-56 win, behind a 21 point effort by Anthony Brown. Starks was the only player in double figures for Oregon St., with 17 points. Cunningham fouled out, with only 1 point scored.
Back in Corvallis later in the season, Cunningham made amends for his poor earlier showing, scoring 21 points to lead the Beavers to an 87-80 win over the Cardinal, despite a game high 24 points by Jeremy Green.
Oregon St. eliminated Stanford from the Pac-10 Tournament in the first game of the opening round. The Beavers held off the Cardinal 69-67, in a game where there may have been more players in the building than fans. The loss left the Cardinal one game below .500, and knocked them out of all post-season consideration.
Cunningham did not start, but came off the bench to score a team high 24 points. Collier also came off the bench, for 19 points. The Oregon St. starters that day, which includes 4 current members of the rotation, combined for only 11 points. Green was again the game's leading scorer, with 25 points for Stanford.
After being banished from the realm of video Thursday, tonight's Oregon St. game is back on tv.
Here's the place for those of you happy to be able to see the Beavers on tv, and those who seem to prefer to squint at a computer screen, to discuss what you see.