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March 5, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Scouting Oregon State

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Photo credit: Jim Bates
Scouting report: Oregon State
Game info: 5 p.m. Thursday at Gill Coliseum
TV/Radio: FSN NW/KJR-950 AM
Record: 14-15, 8-9. RPI rank: 183
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Coach: Craig Robinson, 32-33 in his second year with the Beavers; 61-61 overall (four years).
Last season: 18-18 overall, 7-11 in Pac-10 (eighth)
Last NCAA tournament appearance: 1990.
Prediction: Picked to finish fifth in the Pac-10 in a media poll.
Series: UW leads 150-136. OSU is the Huskies’ oldest Pac-10 rival dating back to 1904. UW swept the series last season and has won the past five games.
Last meeting: Washington received 20 points from Quincy Pondexter, 19 from Isaiah Thomas and 13 from Venoy Overton in a 76-70 victory for the Huskies. The game was the Pac-10 opener and played on New Year’s Eve. Roeland Schaftenaar led the Beavers with 16 points and seven rebounds. Roeland Schaftenaar finished with 16 points, Calvin Hayes added 15 and Omari Johnson 10.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Seth Tarver is one of the Pac-10’s leading candidates for the Defensive Player of the Year award. He’s first in the Pac-10 and tied for third in the nation averaging 2.3 thefts per game.
— OSU’s leading scorer Calvin Haynes tied his career-high of 25 points three times this season. He scored three points in Thursday’s 59-55 win over Washington State.
— Roeland Schaftenaar runs the high-post offense. When he’s on his game, OSU is a difficult matchup. Good thing for UW he’s been unable to duplicate the performances that won him the MVP award in the College Basketball Invitational.
OVERVIEW
— With a win on Saturday, Oregon State will finish .500 in Pac-10 Conference play for the first time since the 1992-93 season. Several seeding possibilities remain for the Beavers as they could enter the Pac-10 tournament seeded as high as No. 4.
— OSU is first in steals (8.3) and three-point percentage defense (30.3) and ranks third in scoring defense (60.4) and field goal percentage defense (42.2).
— A victory gives Oregon State will finish .500 in Pac-10 Conference play for the first time since the 1992-93 season. Several seeding possibilities remain for the Beavers as they could enter the Pac-10 tournament seeded as high as No. 4.
— Freshman G Jared Cunningham finished with 20 points and a school record-tying eight steals Thursday against Washington State.
— Tonight is Senior Day and Hampton, Schaftenaar, Josh Tarver and Seth Tarver will be honored in a pregame ceremony.
— OSU’s average home attendance is 6,172, second-lowest in the league behind USC.
— Robinson agreed in principle with OSU on a two-year extension. His contract expires after the 2015-16 season.
STARTING LINEUP
F – Daniel Deane, 6-8, 250, Jr., 3.4, 3.1, 0.3
G/F – Seth Tarver, 6-5, 210, Sr., 10.7, 4.7, 2.4
C – Schaftenaar, 6-11, 240, Sr., 8.6, 3.9, 1.7
G – Cunningham, 6-3, 170, Fr., 4.9, 2.0, 1.0
G – Haynes, 6-3, 185, Jr., 13.1, 2.4, 1.7
KEY MATCHUP
— Thomas appears to have the toughest defensive assignment and will likely draw Haynes. However, OSU’s offense runs through 6-11 center Schaftenaar and slowing him down is imperative for UW. Matthew Bryan-Amaning will defend Schaftenaar, who is unlike the previous centers the Huskies have faced recently.

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