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February 7, 2015 at 7:19 PM

Scouting report: Oregon State

Gary Payton II and the Oregon State Beavers are making a run at their first NCAA tournament since 1990. (Photo credit:  Stephen R. Sylvanie - USA TODAY Sports)

Gary Payton II and the Oregon State Beavers are making a run at their first NCAA tournament since 1990. (Photo credit:
Stephen R. Sylvanie – USA TODAY Sports)

Scouting report: Oregon State.
Game info: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Gill Coliseum Arena (9,604).

TV: Fox Sports 1 (Aaron Goldsmith and Cory Jacobson).
Radio: KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Bob Rondeau and Jason Hamilton).

Record: 15-7, 6-4 Pac-12 (tied third).
Stats/schedule: Click here.
Game notes: Oregon State and Washington

Coach: Wayne Tinkle is 15-7 in his first year with the Beavers. Prior to joining Oregon State on May 19, 2014, he had a 158-91 record during an eight-year span at Montana that included three NCAA tournament appearances.

Prediction: The Beavers were picked 12th in the Pac-12 preseason media poll.

Series: Washington leads 158-138 in a series that began February 1904. The 296 meetings between the two schools are the third-most in NCAA history, trailing only Oregon State-Oregon (343) and Oregon-Washington (297). The Huskies swept the two-game series last season and has a four-game winning streak against the Beavers. Oregon State is 3-14 against the Huskies since 2007. Lorenzo Romar is 20-7 all-time record against OSU. Tinkle is 0-4 against UW.
Last meeting: Washington won 56-43 at Alaska Airlines Arena on Jan. 15. Robert Upshaw led the Huskies with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Andrew Andrews finished with 12 points and Mike Anderson 11. Leading by five points (46-41) with 2:51 left, Washington closed out the game with a 10-2 run. The Huskies held the Beavers to 31.9 percent shooting.

Previous game: Oregon State beat Washington State 55-55 at Gill Coliseum on Thursday.
Odds: Oregon State is a 2.5-point favorite.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

— Junior guard Gary Payton II has made an immediate impact since transferring from Salt Lake Community College. He leads the Pac-12 and is fourth in the nation in steals (2.86). His father, Gary Payton, who played at Oregon State from 1987-90, led the conference in steals in 1988, 1989 and 1990 and is the Pac-12’s career leader. Payton II is the only Pac-12 player with a steal in every game. His 22-game streak equals his father for the fifth-longest streak in school history. Payton II leads Oregon State in scoring (12.5), rebounding (8.2), steals (63) and is second in blocked shots (25). Payton II recorded a triple double (10 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) against Grambling State, which was the second time it was done at OSU matching his father. In the first game against Washington, Payton II tallied four points, eight rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals in 38 minutes.

Malcolm Duvivier, left, battles Nigel Williams-Goss. (AP)

Malcolm Duvivier, left, battles Nigel Williams-Goss. (AP)

Malcolm Duvivier, a sophomore guard from Toronto, Canada, has scored in double figures 11 times in the 22 games after reaching double digits just one time in 32 games last season. Duvivier leads the team in assists (78). He’s second in scoring average (9.7 points) and steals (24). He’s eighth in the Pac-12 in assists (3.5) and 11th in assist-turnover margin (1.3). Duvivier is averaging 11.3 points and shooting 39.8 percent from the field in games at Gill Coliseum. In the first game against UW, he finished with a team-high tying 10 points.

OVERVIEW:

— Oregon State is 13-0 at Gill Coliseum, equaling the best start at home since the 1979-80 team finished its season 13-0. Since Gill opened in 1949, only four teams have gone unbeaten at home: 1963-64 (12-0), 1979-80 (13-0), 1981-82 (11-0) and 1983-84 (11-0). The school record for home wins in a season is 14 by two teams: 1954-55 (14-3) and 2011-12 (14-6).

— The Beavers have their best overall and conference records since 1989-90 when the Beavers last made the NCAA tournament.

— Oregon State wins with defense. The Beavers are sixth in the nation in field goal percentage defense (.368) and 11th in scoring defense (56.6).

— Simple math here, Oregon State is 6-0 in Pac-12 play when the opponent shoots less than 40 percent; 0-4 when the opponent shoots better than 40 percent.

—The roster doesn’t include a senior. Since 1950, the only other times Oregon State didn’t have a senior were 1978-79 and 2003-04.

— The Beavers are 4-3 during Victor Robbins’ 10-game suspension. They were 11-4 with him in the lineup. Robbins is second on the team averaging 10.3 points.

—Six different Oregon State players have led or shared scoring honors in games this season; eight have led or shared rebounding honors. Six Beavers are averaging between 12.5 and 8.2 points.

— Tinkle inherited a team that lost six of its top eight scorers from last season – three to graduation, two to early exits for the pros and one to a transfer.

— Four Oregon State players (Olaf Schaftenaar, Langston Morris-Walker, Duvivier and Payton) have started every game.

STARTING LINEUP:

Pos Name Ht./Wt. Yr. PPG. RPG. APG MPG. FG% FT% 3FG%
F Olaf Schaftenaar 6-10/224 Jr. 9.1 3.8 1.8 30.5 43.2 80.6 42.5
F Daniel Gomis 6-10/223 Jr. 4.1 3.7 0.5 19.8 46.2 57.8 0.0
G Langston Morris-Walker 6-5/216 Jr. 9.3 4.4 1.5 30.3 36.2 78.3 31.6
G Gary Payton II 6-3/175 Jr. 12.5 8.2 3.0 36.1 49.1 69.2 29.6
G Malcolm Duvivier 6-2/205 So. 9.7 3.8 1.8 34.2 36.7 76.3 29.5

 

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