January 22, 2014

Triple Threat: Northwest Shootout










CIVIL WAR RECAP


Oregon State (2-3, seventh place) reportedly had an excellent week of practice as they placed renewed emphasis on defense, fundamentals, and effort.  These three things have been sorely missing from a talented & experienced roster.  The results were quickly apparent in their 80-72 upset of rival and former top-ten team Oregon (1-4, tenth place).  Craig Robinson's team continued a trend of hot starts, but this time coupled with stifling man-to-man defense.  













 IN THE PAINT
OFFENSE

Points:

Roberto Nelson (21.5)

Devon Collier (14.4)

Angus Brandt (12.4)


Field Goal Percentage:

Devon Collier (62.1%)

Angus Brandt (54.5%)

Challe Barton (42.6%)


Assists:

Roberto Nelson (3.9)

Devon Collier(2.1)

Eric Moreland (2.2)



DEFENSE

Steals:

Roberto Nelson (1.1)

Eric Moreland (0.4)

Hallice Cooke (1.0)

Blocked Shots:

Devon Collier (1.4)

Daniel Gomis (1.1)


Eric Moreland (2.0)

Total Rebounds:

Devon Collier (7.2)

Eric Moreland (10.0)

Angus Brandt (4.5)



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RECRUITING FEATURES

The Beaver defense challenged the potent Ducks at every turn, forcing 37.9% shooting on their way to nine blocked shots.  Oregon State's experienced and talented frontline led the charge as the home team not only outrebounded Oregon by eight, but dominated the defense glass (limiting hard to defend second shots). 


Beaver fans who've chided the "Princeton-offense" in the past, cheered as Eric Moreland (15 points, 13 rebounds, 11/12 free throws) attacked Duck defenders and Angus Brandt's (14 points five rebounds 2 assists) back-breaking backdoor looks.  Stellar play at both ends ballooned the OSU lead to 16 twice in the first stanza, before the Oregon bench willed the Ducks into single digits near the half.


Beaver Nation held their collective breath, as Robinson's club has had great halves and been in almost every PAC 12 game.  Much to Beaver Nation's pleasure, Oregon's starters appeared to have got off the bus in Monroe.


The high-scoring group were held to seven of 45 shooting with players in double figures.  The perceived weakness for the Ducks (frontcourt inconsistency) kept them close, as reserve big-men Ben Carter and Richard Armardi combined for 24 points. 



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