Oregon State vs. Utah: Full Game Preview

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Oregon State vs. Utah: Full Game Preview
Oregon State
(13-16, 2-7 away)
Utah
(11-17, 9-7 home)
Venue: Jon M. Huntsman Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 07, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oregon State R Nelson 17.8 E Moreland 10.5 J Burton 3.5
Utah J DuBois 12.0 J Loveridge 6.7 J DuBois 3.0

On Thursday, Utah plays host to Oregon State at Jon M. Huntsman Center. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and it can be seen on ESPN U. The Utes fell to the Beavers 82-64 on Feb. 6 and are 0-3 against them over the last four years.

Oregon State and Utah are tied for 10th in the conference.

The Utes were defeated by Stanford 84-66 on Mar. 3 despite 22 points from Jarred DuBois. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 12.0 points per game and 3.0 assists per game. The Beavers were defeated by Oregon 85-75 on Feb. 28 despite 31 points from Roberto Nelson. He leads the team with 17.8 points per game.

Oregon State StatSmack

  • Utah has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Oregon State this season (two vs. zero).
  • Even computers respect Utah more. Utah has a better RPI this season than Oregon State (RPI: No. 182 vs. No. 186).
  • Utah is a better free-throw-shooting team (75.3 percent vs. 66.9 percent) than Oregon State this season.
  • Utah has a stronger schedule than Oregon State this season (SOS Rank: No. 57 vs. No. 111).
  • Utah has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Oregon State (four vs. zero).
  • Utah does a better job contesting shots (39.4 percent allowed vs. 43.4 percent allowed) than Oregon State this season.
  • Jason Washburn is ranked 7th in the Pac-12 in blocks.
  • Utah has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (64.1 percent to 39.5 percent).
  • Utah has a better scoring defense (63.0 allowed per game vs. 70.5 allowed per game) than Oregon State this season.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Utah currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (974 to 948) than Oregon State, per the NCAA.
  • AP voters think more highly of Utah and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Oregon State (17 vs. zero).
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Roberto Nelson 31 18 3 3 1 0 2
B Angus Brandt 29 12 9 1 0 1 2
B Eric Moreland 31 9 11 2 1 2 2
B Joe Burton 29 12 7 4 1 0 3
B- Devon Collier 26 13 6 2 1 1 2
C+ Ahmad Starks 30 10 2 2 1 0 1
D+ O. Schaftenaar 13 4 1 0 0 0 1
D Jarmal Reid 14 2 2 1 0 0 0
D Challe Barton 17 3 1 1 1 0 1
D L. Morris-Walker 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Daniel Jones 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Victor Robbins 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Jullian Powers 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Michael Moyer 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
UTAH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B J. Loveridge 31 12 7 2 1 0 2
B Jason Washburn 25 11 7 1 0 1 2
B- Jarred DuBois 30 12 2 3 1 0 2
C Cedric Martin 28 4 2 2 1 0 1
C Glen Dean 27 6 2 2 1 0 2
C- Brandon Taylor 19 6 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Aaron Dotson 17 3 1 2 1 0 2
D+ D. Bachynski 12 4 4 1 0 1 1
D+ Jeremy Olsen 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Justin Seymour 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Renan Lenz 9 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Dakarai Tucker 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Osterloh 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Alex Mortensen 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Xan Ricketts 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
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