Washington State vs. Oregon State: Full Game Preview
|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.
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- 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.