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Oregon State Wraps Up Regular Season At UCLA

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The Bruins and Beavers will tussle over the ball again today.
The Bruins and Beavers will tussle over the ball again today.

Oregon State (17-11, 8-9) at UCLA (15-14, 6-10) / Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA / 3:30 PM PST / Pac-12 Network / KEJO 1240 AM / KEX 1190 AM

Game Notes

Oregon State wraps up the regular season this afternoon at UCLA. The Beavers will be looking to finish the conference season at .500, after dropping an 81-70 decision at USC Wednesday night. After some early success from 3 point range (the Beavers went 4 of 4 from 3 point range on their first 4), the Trojans stormed back, and led by 23 at halftime, and by around 20 most of the second half. USC shot a 62% from the field in the first half, and an even more sizzling 72% from 3 point range, and Oregon State couldn't keep up or catch up.

Oregon State was playing without Tres Tinkle, their second leading scorer and rebounder, Wednesday night, as they will be again this afternoon, after he injured his ankle in practice last Tuesday. Tinkle will be re-evaluated by Oregon State's team doctors once the Beavers return to Corvallis.

UCLA also had an opportunity for a win get away Wednesday, falling to Oregon 76-68, as the Ducks locked up the #1 seed in the conference tournament next week in Las Vegas.

As a result, the Bruins will go into the tournament the as the 10th seed regardless of what happens today.

Oregon State has only won 37 of 129 games against UCLA, and the Bruins have won 52 of 59 meetings in LA. The Beavers haven't won at Pauley Pavilion since 2003.

UCLA won the season's first meeting 82-73 in Corvallis back on January 20th, as the Bruins finished with 4 players in double figures.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com