Oregon State vs. UCLA: Full Game Preview

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Oregon State vs. UCLA: Full Game Preview
Oregon State
(10-6, 1-1 away)
(24) UCLA
(14-3, 10-2 home)
Venue: Pauley Pavilion
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oregon State R Nelson 15.4 E Moreland 11.1 J Burton 3.1
UCLA S Muhammad 18.2 K Anderson 8.9 L Drew II 8.1

On Thursday, No. 24 UCLA plays host to Oregon State at Pauley Pavilion. It gets started at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPNU. The Bruins are 6-1 against the Beavers over the last four years. They lost 87-84 the last time they played (1/19/2012).

UCLA is in 1st place in the conference, Oregon State is in 10th place.

In a 78-75 triumph over Colorado on January 12th, Travis Wear put up 23 points for the Bruins. He tallies 12.0 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.4 blocks per game. For the Beavers, Joe Burton put up 15 points and 8 rebounds in the 80-70 loss to Arizona on January 12th. With 3.1 assists per game and 1.2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Oregon State StatSmack

  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. UCLA has come back to win after being down at half against Oregon State 6 times since 1999.
  • It must sting. UCLA has blown out Oregon State by 20 points or more on 11 occasions since 2000.
  • At least you keep showing up. UCLA has an average margin of victory of 14 over Oregon State in 45 wins since 1980.
  • People just expect us to beat you. UCLA has been the favorite 30 out of the last 35 times.
  • The UCLA assist leader (Larry Drew II) has more assists than the Oregon State assist leader (Roberto Nelson).
  • UCLA has more Top 50 Director's Cup finishes than Oregon State (18 vs 1)
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 UCLA has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Oregon State (25 vs 0).
  • We just win. UCLA has more wins over the last 5 years than Oregon State (127 vs 80).
  • UCLA has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.693 to 0.401).
  • UCLA is a better free-throw-shooting team (72.6% vs 65.8%) than Oregon State this season.
  • Even computers respect UCLA more. We have a better RPI this season than Oregon State (RPI: #55 vs #210).
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Eric Moreland 30 11 11 2 1 3 2
B Angus Brandt 29 12 9 1 0 1 2
B Devon Collier 27 16 7 2 1 1 2
B- Roberto Nelson 30 16 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Ahmad Starks 30 12 2 2 1 0 2
C+ Joe Burton 27 11 6 3 1 0 3
D+ Jarmal Reid 16 2 2 1 1 0 0
D+ O. Schaftenaar 11 4 1 0 0 0 1
D Victor Robbins 7 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Challe Barton 15 2 1 2 1 0 1
D L. Morris-Walker 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Daniel Jones 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Jullian Powers 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D C.J. Mitchell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Michael Moyer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
UCLA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Jordan Adams 28 16 4 2 2 0 1
B+ S. Muhammad 29 18 5 1 0 0 2
B+ Kyle Anderson 29 9 9 4 2 1 2
B Travis Wear 30 12 6 1 1 1 2
B Larry Drew II 35 6 3 8 1 0 2
C+ David Wear 21 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Norman Powell 24 8 2 1 1 1 1
C- Tyler Lamb 14 4 3 2 2 0 1
D+ Joshua Smith 14 5 4 0 1 1 2
D+ Tony Parker 7 3 1 0 0 0 0
D S. Derboghosian 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D K. McCaskill 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Aubrey Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D David Brown 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
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