Washington State vs. Oregon State: Full Game Preview

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Washington State vs. Oregon State: Full Game Preview
Washington State
(10-9, 0-6 away)
Oregon State
(11-8, 10-5 home)
Venue: Gill Coliseum
5:00PM ET / 2:00PM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Washington State B Motum 18.8 B Motum 6.4 R Woolridge 2.7
Oregon State R Nelson 16.1 E Moreland 10.8 J Burton 3.1

Washington State heads to Gill Coliseum on Saturday to take on Oregon State. Tip-off occurs at 5:00 EST and you can see it on Pac-12 Network. The Cougars are 7-3 against the Beavers over the last four years. They won 72-55 on 3/21/2012 the last time they played.

This game will separate Oregon State and Washington State, who currently share 10th place in the Pac 12.

In their last match-up, Mike Ladd finished with 19 points and 8 rebounds in the Cougars 68-61 loss against Oregon on January 23rd. He contributes 6.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.2 points per game. In a 74-66 victory over Washington on January 23rd, Devon Collier put up 16 points and 7 rebounds for the Beavers. He contributes 6.8 rebounds per game in addition to his 14.5 points per game.

There is one important category where Oregon State has a statistical edge, scoring, where the Beavers have the upper hand over the Cougars, 74 points per game to 63 points per game.

Oregon State StatSmack

  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Washington State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (961 to 948) than Oregon State, per the NCAA.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Washington State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Oregon State (2 vs 1).
  • Washington State embarrassed Oregon State by 17 points the last time they played (Mar 21, 2012).
  • Brock Motum is ranked 23rd nationally in points.
  • Washington State has a better scoring defense (55.2 allowed per game vs 67.7 allowed per game) than Oregon State this season.
  • Even computers respect Washington State more. We have a better RPI this season than Oregon State (RPI: #186 vs #210).
  • Washington State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Oregon State (2 vs 0).
  • At least you keep showing up. Washington State has an average margin of victory of 11 over Oregon State in 33 wins since 1980.
  • Washington State allows fewer rebounds (30.2 allowed per game vs 35.3 allowed per game) than Oregon State this season.
WSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Brock Motum 34 19 6 1 1 1 3
C+ Mike Ladd 32 12 6 3 1 0 2
C DaVonte Lacy 28 10 3 2 1 0 2
C Royce Woolridge 30 8 3 3 1 0 2
C- D.J. Shelton 24 5 6 1 1 1 2
D+ D. Kernich-Drew 22 7 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Will Dilorio 16 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Junior Longrus 12 1 2 1 0 1 0
D Brett Boese 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D James Hunter 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Bryce Leavitt 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dominic Ballard 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- Keaton Hayenga 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Devon Collier 27 15 7 2 1 1 3
B Angus Brandt 29 12 9 1 0 1 2
B Eric Moreland 30 11 11 2 1 3 2
B Roberto Nelson 30 16 3 3 1 0 2
C+ Joe Burton 27 11 6 3 1 0 3
C+ Ahmad Starks 29 11 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Jarmal Reid 18 2 2 1 1 0 1
D+ O. Schaftenaar 11 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Challe Barton 15 2 1 2 1 0 1
D Victor Robbins 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D L. Morris-Walker 11 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
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