2011-12 Oregon State Basketball
FOLLOWING THE BEAVERS
CRAIG ROBINSON WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE
Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson will hold his weeklypress conference every Tuesday at 10 a.m. from Media Room 15(located at the basement of Gill Coliseum). The press conferencewill be streamed live on Beaver Nation Online and the quotes willbe transcribed on osubeavers.com shortly after it has concluded.
BEAVER SPORTS RADIO NETWORK
The Oregon State men’s basketball team enjoys one of the finestradio packages in the Pacific-12 Conference. Every Oregon Stategame is broadcast in Corvallis and Portland as well as other areasaround the state of Oregon. The Beavers can also be found on “JoeRadio”, KEJO 1240-AM in Corvallis. In Portland, KPAM 860 and itssister-station, KKAD 1550-AM, will air all Oregon State regular sea-son and postseason games. Mike Parker serves as the play-by-playvoice of the Oregon State men’s basketball team.Bend KICE-AM 940Burns KORC-FM 92.7Coos Bay KBBR-AM 1340Corvallis KEJO-AM 1240Cottage Grove KNND-AM 1400Enterprise KWVR-AM 1340, KWVR-FM 92.1Eugene KKNX-AM 840, KLZS-AM 1450Florence KCFM-FM 104.1, KCFM-FM 103.1, KCFM-AM 1250Grants Pass KAKT-FM 104.7Hermiston KOHU-AM 1360Klamath Falls KLAD-AM 960Medford KAKT-FM 105.1Newport KNPT-AM 1310Portland KPAM-AM 860Prineville KRCO-AM 690Roseburg KSKR-AM 1490Salem KBZY-AM 1490The Dalles KODL-AM 1440
BEAVER SPORTS TALK
“Beaver Sports Talk”, a weekly statewide call-in show will takeplace every Tuesday and feature Oregon State men’s basketballhead coach Craig Robinson and Mike Parker. The show is live fromMcMenamins Brewpub on Monroe Street in Corvallis from 7-8 p.m.and airs on most of the Beaver Sports Radio Network stations andis streamed live on Beaver Nation Online at osubeavers.com.
ROOT SPORTS will again air the popular magazine show tentativelyon Wednesday nights during the season. The show will also bereplayed several times each week on FSN’s ROOT SPORTS, a partof the DIRECTV Sports Networks that comprises three regionalsports networks that reach more than 8.5 million viewers across17 states. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in theUnited States, Brazil, Mexico and other countries in Latin America,DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service, serves morethan 18.4 million households.
MORE OFFENSIVE RANKINGS:
In addition to leading the Pac-12 in scoring offense,Oregon State is first in scoring margin (+18.6), field goal percentage (.496) and assists(18.3). The 18.3 assists per game ranks sixth in the nation and the Beavers’ best averagesince they led the conference in assists in 1989-90 (18.6). Oregon State also leads theconference in free throws made (234, 10th in the nation) and free throws attempted (339,eighth in the nation).
BETTER TO GIVE THAN RECEIVE:
Oregon State had 27 assists on their 40 basketsagainst Portland State, the highest number of assists in a game since the Beavers had 34in a 116-78 win over UC San Diego in 1997. Joe Burton (9) and Jared Cunningham (8)combined for 17 assists in the Portland State game, marking the first time two OregonState players had eight or more assists in a game since 1991 when Charles McKinney(10) and Will Brantley (8) combined for 18 in a win over Arizona State.
DOUBLE-FIGURE SCORING GAMES:
Oregon State had six players score in double-figures in the win over Portland State -- Ahmad Starks 17, Angus Brandt 16, Jared Cun-ningham 15, Devon Collier 14, Roberto Nelson 14, Eric Moreland 10 -- the first time theBeavers have done that since 2003. Five players scored in double-figures in two othergames and the Beavers are 9-0 this season when at least three players hit double-digits.
THREE PLAYERS GO FOR 20:
With Ahmad Starks (22), Angus Brandt (21) and Rober-to Nelson (20) all scoring 20 points against Howard, the Beavers had three players reachthat mark for the first time since a win against Colorado in 2004 when Chris Stephens(27), Sasa Cuic (22) and Jason Fontenet (20) all hit the 20-point mark.
The man-to-man defense hasn’t missed a beat from the famous 1-3-1 asOregon State has forced 243 turnovers (20.3 per game average) this season, including20 or more turnovers in six games. The Beavers have fewer turnovers than their opponentin 11 games this season and lead the Pac-12 with a +5.4 turnover margin.
Regardless of the defense the Beavers play, they are always at the topof the conference and nation in steals. Oregon State leads the Pac-12 and is fourth in thenation in steals at 10.4 per game. The Beavers led the Pac-10 and were fifth in the nationwith 9.5 steals per game last season, the second consecutive year the Beavers led theconference in steals after averaging a league-best 8.2 per game in 2009-10. Individually,an Oregon State player has led the conference in steals the past two seasons with JaredCunningham (2.8) in 2010-11 and Seth Tarver (2.2) in 2009-10 leading the way.
NCAA Division I Team Steals Per Game
1. Syracuse 11.152. Massachusetts 10.773. East Carolina 10.55Charleston Southern 10.555. Oregon State 10.42
The Beavers are outscoring their opponent in specialtystatistics, including points off turnovers (295-174), second chance points (176-143),points in the paint (466-304), fast break points (154-36) and bench scoring (270-235).
Oregon State has used the same starting lineup in all 12 games thisseason with guards Ahmad Starks and Jared Cunningham, forwards Devon Collier andJoe Burton and center Angus Brandt. The Beavers used 11 different starting lineups lastseason, including five different groups through the first 16 games.
JARED SCORING AND STEALING:
Jared Cunningham leads the Pac-12 in scoring(16.8) and steals (3.0) and could become just the sixth player to lead the conference inboth categories since they started keeping steals statistics in 1978. Last season, Cun-ningham was ninth in the conference in scoring (14.2) and first in steals (2.8).
Players to Lead the Pac-12 in Scoring and Steals
1979-80 -- Don Collins, WSU (23.1 ppg, 2.7 spg)1989-90 -- Gary Payton, OSU (25.7 ppg, 3.4 spg)1990-91 -- Terrell Brandon, ORE (26.6 ppg, 2.3 spg)1998-99 -- Jason Terry, ARIZ (21.9 ppg, 2.8 spg)2008-09 -- James Harden, ASU (20.1 ppg, 1.7 spg)