19.Nov.2011 Texas @ Oregon State (East Rutherford)

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Jack

This game will be a fun one if both teams hold true to their early formulas for success. Both teams like to harass the opposition on defense, and both teams will run if given the opportunity. Texas comes into the game with the confidence of sustained success within the program over several years, and the Beavs seem to have finally found a new confidence of their own. Up and down the line-ups, it’s hard to find any real mismatches on either side, so it will be a matter of who makes their shots to determine the winner.

Texas implements a variation of Ralph Miller’s 1-4 offense. They will run at the Beavs with a three guard set for most of the game unless the Beavs size becomes a real factor. Junior G J’Covan Brown (6’1″) is the key to their offense, but they rely heavily on the frosh G quartet of Myck Kabongo (6’1″), Julien Lewis (6’3″), Sheldon McClellan (6’4″) and Sterling Gibbs (6’1″), with the first two starting. All five can score at times, but Brown is the only one who can sustain any real scoring pace. The frosh do have ball security issues as well, but Kabongo is so quick in the open court that he can find space at will and make good decisions in traffic. Brown and Kabongo make a living from the line, so moving the feet on defense will be keys against both.

Their frontcourt is smallish compared to the Beavs. They start senior Alex Wangmene (6’7″) at post and frosh Jonathan Holmes (6’7″) at the power swing. And they spell them with frosh Jaylen Bond (6’7″) and Canby native, senior Clint Chapman (6’10″). Of these four, Holmes is the player which we should be most concerned. He is very active on the boards and also works his way to the line for some free tosses. Bond is similar in style, but he seems to be lost some of the time. If he decides to participate every moment he’s on the floor, he could be just as effective as Holmes. Regardless, the Beavs need to put bodies on the Texas bigs and control the glass from start to finish.

Texas is an outside-in team who will run a lot of screens and cuts to the hoop for easy cripples. Their defense is active, but they have a tendency to slap more than shuffle. And it’s not because of youth. Kabongo is the most polished defender due to his quickness, while Brown could be susceptible to foul trouble early if he’s not immediately and continuously focused. So we will see them fall back into a 2-3 zone for probably half the game. In fact, I would think the Beavs size advantage would force them into the zone quite a bit more than head coach Rick Barnes would like.

The keys to this game will be for the Beavs to use their size to win the key first, then make their outside shots second. If Moreland and Brandt can be aggressive without getting too physical, they could aid Joe and Devon in dominating the glass. But it will take some great communication to keep an active Texas off the boards. Look also for the Beavs D to create TO’s in order to get out and run. Texas does counter their size disadvantage with good speed, so there will be less uncontested breaks than we’ve seen previously. Finishing with contact may be necessary more than once in this game.

Because of Texas’ speed, I don’t want to say that the Beavs have an advantage in the transition game. But our boys have shown thus far that they can hustle down the floor in a hurry. I think this game may be a lot faster than even we want to see. Depth and patience will be important.

In the end, it will all come down to perimeter shooting. It’s the greatest equalizer when faced with a size disadvantage, and Texas has it in spades. If the Beavs can shoot treys with consistency this might be a long night for Texas.

So I have to be conditional in my pick for this game.

If the Beavs come out with the same confidence and fire they’ve played with thus far AND they make their perimeter shots, then they will win something like 95-87.

If we have the same game from the floor we saw against Hofstra, then Texas will run it out as far as they can before the Beave make it an uncomfortable finish for them. Texas will win with about the same score the other way.

Angry

I'll leave the analysis to Jack. 

Things I haven't liked thus far:

  • Team doesn't seem to understand or value each possession
  • Shaky defense
  • Missed free throws
  • Too many unforced turnovers
  • Forcing threes rather than taking them within the flow of the game

Everything else has been solid.

Teams with size will give the Beavs trouble, but Texas has only average bigs. I want to go with the Longhorns since they're traditionally a good squad, but the Beavs are upstarts with growing confidence. The Beavs also have impressive depth. This is a really interesting match up. Gun to my head I'd say Texas, but definitely feel the Beavs can win this game. However, I'm stopping short of saying they should win. Beavs need to earn that respect on the court first.

Texas, 81-77

 

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  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Go Beavs!

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    I think this game will be played at a very high tempo. I think is the game where Roberto Nelson puts it together and has a big game. I think he will put in about 18 points. I think the Beavers shooting from deep will be much better. J’Covan Brown is the main guy the Beavers have to find a way to contain. He’s a big time scorer. If the Beavers can contain him a little they’ll win this game. Also, the Beavers need to get the ball inside a lot as well. With having a height advantage they should be able to get a lot of buckets around the rim. Hopefully Collier has another big game. He’s capable of it tonight.

    Free throw shooting is another key. If the Beavers don’t shoot better from the line they won’t win the game. Collier is the main guy who needs to shoot better. He’ll get his share of free throws, needs to knock em down.

    I really like the Beavers in this one. It will be a close game and both teams will score, but the Beavers will find a way to win this one, 86-81.

    I think the Beavers will beat NC St or Vanderbilt. This is the tougher test, IMO.

  • OrangeExpress says:
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    really like the pregame analysis – great stuff. we will have a better idea of what this beaver team can do after tonight. first time on road this year against a rebuilding longhorn team that is very young. hopefully beavs can steal a W. they will if they can cut down on dumb tunovers and get more active around the basket – and box out.

  • GOBEAVS says:
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    Is there a stream for this game other than on espn3?

  • OneEyedKing says:
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    Watch on ESPN3 if you can.

    “Oregon State likes the backdoor!” quote of the night.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Toejams 14 ‘ucks 0

    BBBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    Oregon State playing in the Coaches vs Cancer Classic next year. Sweet.

    • RipCity808 says:
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      That’s awesome news! They’ll be balling at the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

  • Warren says:
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    13-12 Beavs with 15:20 left

    I have ESPN 3 🙂 and I’m watching the game on a large flat screen tv through my xbox.

    • JackBeav says:
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      How you doin’ Warren? We haven’t heard from you in a while. But you show up, and we start having some nice weekends. Ko inky dinky?

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    I like the way the Beavs are ball-hawking.

  • Warren says:
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    Collier with the dunk on a breakaway steal !

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Holy crap. The free throws aren’t falling. I wonder sometimes why the coach doesn’t make them shot the FTs underhanded. Oh that’s right it would look dorky. Screw that. make them shoot ’em underhanded until they can make them the “normal” way.

  • OneEyedKing says:
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    Tight game, Texas isn’t missing anything.

    Coach Rob busted out some zone, which was immediately murdered.

  • JD says:
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    McShane is a liability.

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    Bad things happen when McShane is on the floor

    • mckalk says:
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      I think the same thing about McShane at this point, I don’t get why CR does not see this.

  • Warren says:
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    Gotta make your free throws.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    The announcers on TV came prepared to talk about Texas. And why not Texas is a power house in all sports. KICK THEIR ASSES BEAVS!!!!

  • mckalk says:
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    Any links, I’m having to listed to the game on KPAM currently.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    I’m starting to yell at my monitor. I’m going to get something to eat.

  • NCAA_viOlation NCAA_viOlation says:
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    nice out of bounds play by cunningham. thought it would be a 5 second call

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Bull shit calls.

  • Warren says:
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    can’t foul a 3 point shooter when he’s shooting a 3 pointer.

  • Max says:
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    I can’t find a stream. My IP doesn’t carry ESPN3. Anyone?

  • NCAA_viOlation NCAA_viOlation says:
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    John Holmes. Parents really put alot of thought into naming their kid.

  • OneEyedKing says:
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    Still in stupid zone, they’re still hitting shots.

    6-9 from 3 for Texas. Can we stop with the jank defenses? Is Banker coaching?

  • angry angry says:
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    Nice to see the Beavs look like a D1 team.

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    So frustrating to have to listen to this game and not watch it.

  • angry angry says:
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    Beavs defense stinks. Texas is making everything.

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    Texas is shooting 78%? Holy shit! Beavers need to play some defense.

  • Warren says:
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    Texas is just shooting very good from 3

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    Beavers are down 5 and have played minimal defense. That’s a good sign. If they can get focused and play some good defense in the second half they can win this game.

    • Warren says:
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      Yeah, and if someone besides Cunningham starts making their free throws I’ll be real happy.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Until tonight I’d forgotten about those times last season where CR would get that “deer caught in the headlights” look in his eyes. I saw that look a couple times tonight.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Toejams 21 – ‘ucks 7 LOL LOL hahahaha

  • mckalk says:
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    Man, the Trojans have some speed too.

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    Man, McShane is terrible

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Which conference are the refs from?

  • angry angry says:
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    Beavs can’t stop them, and they keep settling for 3s. When McShane’s out there is 5 v 4.

  • angry angry says:
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    “Oklahoma State” haha

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    If the Beavers play great defense the next 6 minutes they’ll take full control of this game

  • angry angry says:
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    Ducks are going to lose.
    This could be the best day in a while if the hoops team wins.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    imo CR needs to put Burton back in there.

  • angry angry says:
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    Beavs biggest problems are they give too many offensive rebounds and miss too many free throws.

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    Beavers hanging around. Just need some stops. Gotta make those free throws and box out.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    If only the Beavs had an OL like what the Toejams have.

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    You can’t go 12 of 21 from the foul line and expect to beat good teams. Beavers need to fix that issue.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    The f’en officials are letting Texas foul at will

  • angry angry says:
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    Ducks OL gets away with so many penalties….

    • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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      Yup. I see it every week. If the Beavers did anything similar they would get 200 yards worth of penalties a game.

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      38 – 27

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    3 minutes left. How about putting Brandt in there too!!!!!!!

  • angry angry says:
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    Horrible minute…gave that basket with no defense, Nelson forces a dumb shot.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Ill shot advised mr nelson.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    imo Brandt (when he’s near the basket) is effective at stopping drives into the key

  • Timber! says:
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    video link?

  • OneEyedKing says:
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    THAT WAS A CHARGE!!!

    BS call that fouls Burton out.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    espn three

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    The block on Burton, good call or bad call?

  • OneEyedKing says:
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    AND a possible goaltend. Sweet.

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    The Beavers can never catch a break.

  • angry angry says:
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    All things considered, this is a good game. Last years team would be down 40.

  • angry angry says:
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    Finally C-ham gets a steal…been waiting for that.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    good block by brandt and great steal by cunningham and a shitty call by CR

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    Foul shooting the difference in this one

  • angry angry says:
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    These announcers have warmed up to the Beavs

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    that looked like a charge to me bwdik

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    38 – 35

  • OneEyedKing says:
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    Crazy game.

    Starks lost his man on that inbound though. Happens a lot. high-risk, high-reward defender.

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    This game is about to give me cardiac arrest lol

  • OneEyedKing says:
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    And Moreland with the HUGE block to save OT.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Come on BEAVS!!!

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Trojans were marching down the field and have just fumbled. with 2 minutes 31 seconds left

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      If I was a conspiracy guy, I would do a big ??? on that fumble.

  • Xcalifguy says:
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    Dammit SC! They were about to put the dagger in the zeros heart…and fumble on the 10. Crap!

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    One thing you can’t do is foul!

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Fucking officials are letting Texas get away with murder

  • KC says:
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    man we are going to lose games due to our foul shooting. Glad to see they pulled this out one though. Amazing performance down the stretch by the whole team especially Cunningham.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    ‘ucks lining up for a FG attempt which would tie the game and send it into OT
    .

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    missed the field goal hahahahah

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    That worked out almost perfectly. The ‘ucks got their hearts broken. hahahaha

    Oh, and the Beavs beat Texas.

  • Warren says:
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    When’s the last time we’ve had this big of a win?

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    Football and Basketball win games they were underdogs in and then Oregon loses at Autzen. This is a strange night.

  • mckalk says:
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    That was kind of weird clock management by Chipster. They had all of their timeouts, just drive hard for the game winning TD. I guess Chip is human.

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    This was a phenomenal day! Beavers football won, Oregon State basketball won, Oregon football lost!

    • mckalk says:
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      Almost a perfect sports day for me, except the PSU Vikings screwed up against Weber St. and lost their shot at an FCS bid.

  • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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    Beavs beat dawgs…

    Beavs beat horns…

    Sad faces on uck fan…

    Good day all around.

  • beavers4life says:
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    GREAT DAY TO BE A BEAVER!!!! First Football team wins, then The Beavs BBall team wins at the SAME TIME the *ucks LOSE!!!!

  • Xcalifguy says:
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    Yes…just need the 9ers to beat the zonies tomorrow and it will be the perfect sports weekend for me!!! 🙂

  • mckalk says:
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    I need ASU to lose and then I think the Utes have a chance for the South title and then they can go get smoked by the Ducks.

  • Warren says:
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    I’m still in shock that we beat Texas. When’s the last time we beat a BCS team from a conference besides the Pac-12?

    • RipCity808 says:
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      If I remember correctly, Fresno State and Paul George back in 2009.

  • OS_Beaver says:
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    YES!!!!!!! 4-0 !!!!! Way to go BEAVERS!!!

  • angry angry says:
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    Best day to be a Beaver in a long time. My internet crapped out during OT…when it came back I was shocked to see the Beavs up 4 and Cunningham on the line. Amazing win…the hoops team has great chemistry. I’m a believer?? Cautiously…these Beavs can break your heart.

  • Gman says:
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    We beat the Longhorns … this a milestone for the rest of this season!

  • angry angry says:
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    McKalk, did you get the email I sent?

  • OneEyedKing says:
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    I said it at the beginning of the season; Jared will be the best player on the court in MANY games this season, including this one. He is absolutely phenomenal.

    Roberto didn’t seem to make many shots, but he came up big on D and made some great passes.

    And Brandt is ROOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2.0 bigger, stronger, faster.

    • mckalk says:
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      Cunningham has really become Payton redux, but actually a better outside shot already. When Payton started with the Sonics all he would do was shoot layups and pass the ball.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Duck hearts with cinnamon juniper sauce is being served in L.A. tonight.

    BBBBAAAAAAhahahahahahahaha

    http://gothamist.com/2008/06/08/duck_hearts_wit.php

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    My last day at my nighttime job was last night, so I’m looking forward to watching more basketball this season. It’s been exciting enough just reading about the games.

  • helmsley says:
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    Cunningham is amazing not only for his prowess but for his resilience. He’s been beaten up – literally – in the last two games. Not sure why the refs don’t take more care. I assume these officials weren’t from the Pac-12. Yet, they were every bit as awful.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Looking at the box score I’m surprised to see that Texas was called for more fouls than the Beavs. 35 – 27

    Geez, it seemed like it was 42 to 20 against the Beavs.

    Also, the Beavs FT shooting was almost the same as Texas. OSU 72.1% vs 73.3% for Texas. Here again it seemed like the Beavs shot about 50% from the free throw line.

    Obviously I’m not seeing things as they truly are.

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      It’s because Cunningham greatly helped the percentage towards the end.

    • KC says:
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      our ft % didn’t improve until Jared got to the charity stripe towards the end of the game. It was pretty bad before that.

    • angry angry says:
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      I though the refs were good. But, I missed half the game.

  • osu2008 says:
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    Great game tonight. Really happy for these guys to go back to New Jersey and get a “W” against a talented Texas team. Still way too early to make predictions on the season, but I am loving what I’m seeing so far. There was no selfish, one-on-one play that we saw last year from the seniors.

    They have stuff they need to continue to work on, but they stuck and worked together to get it done in the end and they deserve to celebrate this victory tonight. Loved how Robinson yelled out to his guys to not let Texas roll the ball up the floor late in OT, unlike his predecessor failed to do against Washington in 2004, which is something I can never forget, unfortunately.

    Does anyone know anything about Vandy? I know they beat Oregon fairly easily, but lost to Cleveland State. Great weekend for OSU athletics!

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      Vandy is currently a top 25 team (# 20). Other than that ……

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        One of Vandy’s best players, Festus (sp?) is out with an injury. Their PG Brad Tinsley is from Oregon City, OR. I heard a sateillite radio show with their head coach, he said he actually thinks they are ranked too high given their current injury status. Their coach also said that they struggled with the speed and athleticism of Cleveland State.

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          We are playing Vandy at the ideal time with big man Festus Ezeli suspended for accepting illegal benefits, and then injuring his knee at practice. Vandy has one of the best shooting guards in the nation in John Jenkins, who led the SEC in scoring last year. Looking forward to Jared going to battle checking him. Forward Jeffery Taylor is a solid player from Sweden who was named last year to the All-SEC 2nd team and All-defensive 1st team. All three were preseason All-SEC 1st teamers.

          draftexpress.com predicts Jenkins, Taylor, and Ezeli as 1st round picks in 2012.

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      Vandy can absolutely stroke it from deep. If the Beavers can contain Vandy’s outside shooting and force turnovers they will win. Vandy has nobody who can guard Jared 1 on 1. His quickness and athleticism will be a major issue for Vandy. He should a lot of free throws. Beavers gotta do a better job of knocking down free throws. I think the Beavers will win.

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    Basketball Score: USC 36 – Cal Poly 42

    Thirty Six!?!?!?!?!? WTF is up with SC?

  • ace0099 says:
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    Thomas Tyner commits to the Ducks… not surprising

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      His quote:

      “For any athlete, the first school that offers you, you automatically like that school; it’s going to put a big smile on your face,” Tyner said. “So I gave Oregon State a lot of attention, and I really loved it in Corvallis, and the coaches are amazing, they made me feel like family. Then I went down to the Sacramento State game … and that wasn’t too pretty. I ended up leaving at halftime. It seems like their sports are going down, and Oregon, I don’t know, I just like it down there. It’s awesome.”

      • JackBeav says:
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        Ha! Is that it?

        Poor kid, He isn’t a football player. You know what i mean… or you should. He can play, but he won’t play more than 1/4 of his potential career on the gridiron.

        Dude is something more special than a football player. He is an Olympic athlete. He’s a potential international superstar. And every snap he takes in football is like a normal human smoking one more cigarette. I just can’t take part in his destruction.

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        Hopefully, BDC takes Tyner’s remark to heart, but my fantasy would be that the Beavs have a hard assed new head coach and a group of linebackers by the time Tyner gets some playing time (if can every stay healthy) and make him wish he had been a bit more tactful in his choice of words by say the 2015 Civil War.

    • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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      Oh well. He very easily could change his mind. Plenty of time left until he signs.

    • BeavMonkey says:
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      He probably could have just as well said that running track is a big deal for him and since it is essentially on-existent at OSU, he will be taking his talents to the ducks.

      that said, once he gets the salary offers, he could end up changing his commitment.

      Plus, he might actually want some playing time, and if he is going to get Seastrunked, he may want to rethink and choose a school which has a dearth of RB’s that he can play at immediately.

      • Gman says:
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        We are in the process of making a track team, it’s being built now.

  • mckalk says:
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    What’s with great teams having crappy field goal kickers?

    • BeavMonkey says:
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      yeah, its really too bad.

      in the LSU Alabama game, we essentially saw that LSU had better field goal kickers. Both had fairly average offenses not commensurate with ranks #1&2. Both had elite defenses.

      I don’t like Oregon, but I will admit that I would have preferred them to lose because they were thoroughly outplayed. Not because they missed a field goal that most teams could make.

      I thought they did quite well against SC in the second half. I doubt we have a shot against them, however beatable they seem. USC lands more ***** talent than any other school in the nation most years. We simply don’t have the talent that will cause an upset.

  • BeaverBeliever21 says:
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    I know it’s early, but Jared Cunningham is third in the nation in scoring, averaging 26 PPG. That’s awesome. He’s such a great player. He will have a monster season.

  • mckalk says:
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    Holy shit, ASU just lost. Dennis is going to end up losing his job.

  • JackBeav says:
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    You wear Beavs colors, you deserve Beavs results. It was not sad watching the black and green lose.

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