25.Jan.2015 Oregon State @ Arizona State (Women’s Basketball)

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#9 lady beavs (17-1, 7-0 Pac-12) vs #13 ASU (18-1, 7-0 Pac-12)

1pm on Pac-12

Should be a great game. Lady Beavs have some serious skills and look, at worst, like a final four team to me. ASU is known for playing great D, so this should be an interesting game.

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  • osbeavs says:
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    First!

  • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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    They aren’t the Lady Beavs. You can just call them the Beavs.

  • wannabeav says:
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    I like the way Ruth Hamblin plays around the hoop. Anyone got an angle on the career record for blocked shots and where she stands so far related to that? Her many blocks usually stay in bounds too, which is a skill within a skill. I haven’t seen so many blocks like that, stylistically, since the days of Wilt and Russ.

    • angry angry says:
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      I heard she and 3 others are mechanical engineering majors, too. They play smart with great spacing, so maybe it’s that spacial awareness translating. There are some good lady beav interviews on youtube if you want insight into the team.

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        The most recent alumni magazine had a nice spread on Ruth, and yes, she is a ME major with an interest in energy systems.

  • angry angry says:
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    Sounds like Irvine liked Wake. He’s probably a soft verbal at this point.

  • OSU82 says:
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    Here’s where the scheduling of UNC and Tennessee in the preseason can potentially pay off. They’ve played in this environment before and had some success in big games on the road. This will be a tough game, and I think it could go either way. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them split with ASU home & home. That said, Go Beavs!

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    If the ladies play the way they have the past 3 games, they likely lose this game. Taking a half off won’t cut it against this ASU team.

    • angry angry says:
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      I agree.

      They usually shoot ~48% from 3. You have to figure that drops to 30-35% this game. Which means Hamblin becomes very important. I expect ASU to drive and try to foul her out. If Hamblin scores 20 and they shoot ~35% from 3 they’ll win. Based on my limited knowledge of women’s hoops (I’ve never even watched ASU, so I’m going on the narrative that they play good D). We all know narratives can be wrong…

      • wannabeav says:
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        you called it; 3 point percentage dipped into the 30’s. And Hamblin was the vital difference early in the 2nd half.

        • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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          35% 3 point performance, but only 12 pts from Hamblin. No one could have predicted the 12 pts from Gabriella Hanson; she keeps looking better and better.
          When team members talk about unselfishness and the belief that when one is down another will pick up the slack they aren’t just spouting coach talk!

  • scotty says:
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    Hope the womyn beavs can pull off the big road win! Boo ASU!

  • helmsley says:
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    OT – but absolutely terrific –

    http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30800&ATCLID=209862939

  • scotty says:
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    Bad near-basket shooting 🙁

  • scotty says:
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    Beavs with beavs with their first lead of game 14-13

  • thatguy says:
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    Lady Beavs is acceptable. I don’t use it a lot but that’s just my preference, it doesn’t sound that great. Lady Bears (Baylor) and Lady Vols (Tennessee) is still used widely.

    Right now, they got a bit of nerves this game. Obviously they are high in talent and coaching so they won’t be out of any game they play. Just hope they can settle down and run their sets, but ASU is swarming right now.

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    Male announcer is terrible. He’s made the wrong call 4 or 5 times now.

  • Numbers says:
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    Im with Angry, anyone who has a problem with Lady Beavs can F off. Try that crap in so many of the other great languages of the world, wherein gender descriptors are infused in every word. Go worry about something relevant to society. Go Lady Beavs!

    • scotty says:
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      BUT IF YOU’RE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!!!1one

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    Is calling them Lady Beavs really an issue? Referring to a woman as a lady is a compliment. Feminists need to get over it already.

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      No, there was no problem actually. I was just wondering why the women need a prefix before Beavs but the men don’t.

      There was much more vitriol in the response, actually.

      Calm discussion isn’t allowed in America. Everything is a battle between one’s own side and the people that are destroying America (PC Nazis LOL!).

      • scotty says:
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        I think it’s a mix of tradition and also differentiation. There are two basketball teams, so with men’s sports being more popular by far, they are the default. If we’re talking gymnastics, for instance, it’s just the beaver gymnastics team usually (do we even have a male team?)

        • angry angry says:
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          That’s exactly right. This guy has his panties in a bunch.

        • Numbers says:
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          No, we dont have a men’s gymnastics team, very few schools do anymore. But if we did, I would definately call the women’s “gymnastics” and the the men’s “men’s gymnastics ” or some variant thereof.

  • Issaquahbeav says:
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    ASU head coach just dissed OSU defensive effort in first half saying it wasn’t OSUs defense but ASU just not being able to score. Ok, lady…

    • angry angry says:
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      She’s now down 20 so she’s going to have some cognitive dissonance to sort out.

    • Issaquahbeav says:
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      Then immediately gets a technical foul. Not very lady-like.

      • scotty says:
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        Not the lady devils, more like the crazy devils. That coach’s eyes were about to pop out of their sockets a few times O_O

  • Mb says:
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    Oregon State has fielded men’s fb and bb for decades. Women’s teams have history but not as long. It is not realistic to use the exact same name to describe two slightly different teams. In the past there were jv and frosh teams. I guess we had to do away with them because they were politically incorrect and abusive. By the way, do you prefer a nurse or a male nurse?

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      What? High School’s still have JV and Frosh teams. It probably has nothing to do with PC.

      They are both Oregon State teams, they are all “Beavers.”

      Calling them Men’s or Women’s is fine. I see no reason to call the Men’s team “Gentlemen” Beavs or the Women’s team “Lady Beavs.” Why do they need different version of the mascot? Beaver isn’t a gender specific animal (har har yeah I know) so I see no reason for the distinction. Why not have one for the males too if we are going to use one for the women?

      By the way, do you prefer a nurse or a male nurse?

      A nurse who can do their job is all I’d require. Not sure why I’d bring the gender into the discussion…

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    Beavs on a run. Hunter has played really good D the entire game.

  • Numbers says:
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    That is one angry She Devil

  • scotty says:
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    Arizona State Succubi getting stomped by the femibeavs

  • Bob says:
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    Go Beaver!

  • angry angry says:
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    Definitely did not expect a blowout. Damn they are good.

    • OSU82 says:
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      Lady Beavs kicking some ass! Didn’t see this one coming either.

  • thatguy says:
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    ASU’s coach looks like a crazy lady. She decided to talk mess and now look at the five point lead that ballooned into an 18 point lead. She’s looking real silly right about now…cuz we’re up right now…and they suck right now.

  • BeaverB says:
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    Jay Irvine is going to flip his commitment in the coming days. He will not be a Beaver.

  • angry angry says:
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    That girl, Plum, on Washington is pretty cute.

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    Weisner really fun to watch. You can see why she was a top 50 player out of high school.

    • wannabeav says:
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      she an A+ move to the hoop and uses the back board for nice bank shots

  • angry angry says:
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    Domination.

    Year of the Beaver continues.

  • thatguy says:
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    Finally. Man what a great performance by our women in that game. They can obviously still play better, but with that energy and composure this can be a Final Four team. Cut down the TO’s and I don’t see why they can’t achieve a lot. The player development, the defense, the offensive sets, all of it outstanding and elite level. And it was done in Corvallis.

    But we take it one game at a time. 18-1, 8-0 in the Pac with wins over USC and ASU on the road, two blowouts of the Ducks, and now the LA schools at home this week. Let’s handle them and get this thing rolling!

  • OSU82 says:
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    Weise needs to hit the floor and spend some time doing catch-and-shoots and get herself out of her shooting slump. Testament to the Beavers depth to have her struggling on the floor (1-8 on 3 pointers, and 7 TO’s) still come in and take this game from ASU.

    • cj cj says:
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      Wiese, pronounced Weese & Weisner, pronounced Wisener….go figure

      • cj cj says:
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        Should I go fuck myself now?

        • WFO WFO says:
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          But yeah you should definitely Fuck yourself.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          I played hide and go fuck yourself earlier. It was rather anti climatic

          • Jack says:
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            Wait… am I to understand that masturbation earlier today resulted in no climax?

            The language in this thread is weird.

          • WFO WFO says:
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            The best part is that my phone capitalizes the word Fuck.

            It must know how important it is to me.

          • Jack says:
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            I think we’ve pretty effectively killed it here.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            Fuckin A!

      • Jack says:
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        Two German names. IE is “EE,” EI is “EYE.”

        Since English is a Germanic language, the same rules apply for the most part. If it’s strange to you, then maybe you should go back to Mexico.

  • angry angry says:
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    Back to men’s hoops, whoever scheduled that 10am/1pm Quinnipiac game should be fired. What a bad loss. Playing a 10am at that school made no sense.

    Does anyone know how the hoops team prepares, travel wise, for ASU and AZ on the 28th and 30th? i.e. which day they fly in, where they stay, etc? Do they bus from ASU to AZ?

  • wannabeav says:
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    anyone notice the “new narrative” about OSU/Corvallis from the Pac 12 announcers near the end of the game: both hoops teams playing well, RECRUITING well, new football coach bringing excitement to campus? I’m of mind to believe that not only was Riley holding back the football program but his crummy outlook was putting “a cap” on all the sports (except baseball, of course: Pat reigns supreme!)

    • angry angry says:
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      He was clearly holding back donations. They came flooding in for Andersen. He was putting a cap on other programs’ $ resources since football is the main driver. Overall, I think your theory is interesting but a stretch and not really proven out if you look at Rueck and Casey’s records (plus some other programs had success, like gymnastics, wrestling, etc). Football does set the tone. Donors set the tone, too. There was a [negative] link that broke once Riley left, and it’s allowed for excitement.

      • scotty says:
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        Partially the Kickstarter effect. People will throw money at hype and unproven results. Why? For the hope and potential, and to feel part of building something.

        We all knew Biley’s results.

      • Numbers says:
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        My rantings about opprotnunity cost of not making coaching/assitant changes comes to mind here.

  • scotty says:
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    Horrible thought, I know, but I can’t help but think Beaver mediocrity might be directly proportional to Biley’s proximity to Corvallis

  • ace0099 says:
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    off to the recruit trails again

    https://twitter.com/CoachBaldwinTD/status/559490894424858625/photo/1

    I just wish the picture caught the tail number or some clues on the plane, so we can track where they going

  • Electric Eye says:
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    Aydon and Tago are on campus right now.

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