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November 29, 2012

A Closer Look At The Oregon State Beavers

No. 10 ranked Kansas (5-1) will tangle with Oregon State (4-1) for the first time on Friday night.

Oregon State: The Facts

Located in Corvallis, Ore., with an enrollment of 23,761, at press time, Oregon State is 4-1 on the season and brings a two-game winning streak after defeating Montana State 78-65 on Nov. 25. The Beavers defeated Purdue in the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. Oregon State is coached by Craig Robinson who is 68-72 in his fifth season at OSU and 98-100 in his seventh season overall.

Oregon State averages 75.8 points and gives up 66.6 for a +9.2 scoring margin. The Beavers also win the rebound battles with a +7.2 margin. Additionally, OSU makes 5.8 three-point field goals and 5.6 blocks per game. Junior guard Ahmad Starks leads Oregon State in scoring at 14.6 points per contest. He leads the team with 12 three-pointers, seven steals and is tied with senior forward/center Joe Burton for the team lead with 13 assists. Burton averages 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest.

Junior forward Devon Collier comes off the bench and is second on the team in scoring with 13.8 points per game. Junior guard Roberto Nelson scores 10.8 points per outing and is second on the team with seven three-point field goals. Rounding out the OSU starters are sophomore forward Eric Moreland (8.4 ppg, a team-best 10.4 rpg) and freshman forward Jarmal Reid (1.2 ppg, 1.0 rpg).

Reid replaces senior center Angus Brandt (11.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg) who tore his ACL in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. Sophomore guard Challe Barton (2.2 ppg, 13.6 minutes per game) is another regular who averages 13.6 minutes per contest for the Beavers.

Kansas vs. Oregon State: The Series

Kansas and Oregon State are meeting for the first time in men's basketball. The Beavers are the second Pac-12 team KU have faced this season. The Jayhawks defeated Washington State 78-41 on Nov. 19 in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. Kansas will play its third Pac-12 team in five games when it hosts Colorado on Dec. 8. In the Bill Self-era, Kansas is 14-4 against Pac-12 schools and has won the last nine meetings against the league's opponents. In 2010-11, KU defeated four Pac-12 teams.

A closer look at the Oregon State Beavers

#1 Victor Robbins: 6-foot-6, 195-pound guard/forward

#2 Michael Moyer: 6-foot-2, 205-pound guard

#3 Ahmad Starks: 5-foot-9, 165-pound guard

#4 Challe Barton: 6-foot-3, 193-pound guard

#10 Daniel Jones: 6-foot-11, 230-pound center

#11 Joe Burton: 6-foot-7, 295-pound forward/center

#12 Angus Brandt: 6-foot-10, 242-pound center

#13 Langston Morris-Walker: 6-foot-5, 215-pound guard

#14 Daniel Gomis: 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward

#15 Eric Moreland: 6-foot-10, 215-pound center

#24 C.J. Mitchell: 6-foot-1, 179-pound guard

#30 Olaf Schaftenaar: 6-foot-9, 219-pound forward

#31 Julian Powers: 6-foot-2, 193-pound guard

#32 Jarmal Reid: 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward

#44 Devon Collier: 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward

#55 Roberto Nelson: 6-foot-3, 195-pound guard

Record: 4-1

Home Record: 3-0

Away Record: 0-0

Neutral Record: 1-1

Pac-12 Conference Record: 0-0

National Ranking: NR

Wins: Niagara, New Mexico State, Purdue (New York), Montana State

Losses: Alabama (New York)

Upcoming games: @ Kansas, Grambling State, @ Portland State, Chicago State, Howard, San Diego (Las Vegas), Towson, Texas-Pan American, Oregon, Arizona State, Arizona, @ UCLA, @ USC, Utah, Colorado, @ Washington State, @ Washington, Stanford, California, @ Oregon, @ Utah, @ Colorado


Scoring Leaders:

Ahmad Starks: 14.6

Devon Collier: 13.8

Joe Burton: 11.6

Angus Brandt: 11.3

Roberto Nelson: 10.8

Eric Moreland: 8.4


Rebounding Leaders:

Eric Moreland: 10.4

Angus Brandt: 8.5

Devon Collier: 7.0

Joe Burton: 5.4


Assist Leaders:

Ahmad Starks: 2.6

Joe Burton: 2.6

Devon Collier: 2.4

Roberto Nelson: 2.4


Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders:

Eric Moreland: 17-of-28 (60.7%)

Joe Burton: 25-of-42 (59.5%)

Devon Collier: 21-of-39 (53.8%)

Angus Brandt: 19-of-43 (44.2%)

Roberto Nelson: 19-of-47 (40.4%)

Ahmad Starks: 24-of-65 (36.9%)


3 point Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders

Angus Brandt: 5-of-12 (41.7%)

Roberto Nelson: 7-of-19 (36.8%)

Ahmad Starks: 12-of-35 (34.3%)


Free-throw Percentage Leaders:

Joe Burton: 8-of-10 (80.0%)

Devon Collier: 27-of-37 (73.0%)

Ahmad Starks: 13-of-19 (68.4%)

Roberto Nelson: 9-of-15 (60.0%)

Eric Moreland: 7-of-12 (58.3%)


Oregon State Offensive Averages:

Scoring: 379 (75.8 PPG)

Scoring Margin: +9.2

Field Goal %: 47 (137-of-289)

3-Point FG %: 36 (29-of-80)

3-Pont FG's Made Per Game: 5.8

Free-throw %: 66 (76-of-115)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 15.2

Rebounds: 221 (44.2 per game)

Rebound Margin: +7.2

Assists: 76 (15.2 per game)

Turnovers: 79 (15.8 per game)

Turnover Margin: -5.0

Steals: 33 (6.6 per game)

Blocks: 28 (5.6 per game)


Opponent Averages :

Scoring: 333 (66.6 PPG)

Field Goal %: 36 (119-of-327)

3-Point FG %: 33 (35-of-106)

3-Pont FG Made Per Game: 7.0

Free-throw %: 60 (60-of-100)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 12.0

Rebounds: 185 (37.0 per game)

Assists: 63 (12.4 per game)

Turnovers: 54 (10.8 per game)

Steals: 41 (8.2 per game)

Blocks: 14 (2.8 per game)




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