Stanford at Oregon State

Stanford, fresh off their first road win of the season over the

Oregon Ducks on Thursday, end their final road swing in Corvallis

for a matchup against Oregon State on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3:00pm

ET on FCS Pacific. While both teams have losing records, they have

much at stake, as they will look to make a splash in the Pac-10

tourney to get one of the few bids from that conference to make it

in the NCAA tournament.

Stanford (12-14, 6-8 Pac-10) ended their 10 game road-losing

streak in beating Oregon 72-65 on Thursday. Pac-10 leading scorer

Landry Fields, averaging 22.5 ppg, which is seventh best in the

nation, leads Stanford. With 583 points this season, Fields is on

pace to become the fifth different Cardinal to score 600 points in

a season, joining former All-Pac-10 performers Keith Jones, Todd

Lichti, Adam Keefe and Casey Jacobsen.

Landry Fields is also averaging a team-leading 8.7 rebounds

per game (second best in the Pac-10) and leads the conference with

10 double-doubles. Stanford is also helped by Jeremy Green, second

on the team in scoring with 17.6 ppg and Jarrett Mann leads the

team with 4.7 assists per game, second best in the Pac-10 in that

category.

The Cardinal is deadly from outside placing third in the

conference in 3-pointers per game with 6.4. However Stanford has to

get over their losing woes as they have dropped five of their last

seven games and are 1-10 on the road this season.

Oregon State (12-13, 6-7 Pac-10) is coming off two of the

biggest wins of the season as the Beavers won for the first time at

Arizona in 27 tries in defeating the Wildcats for the first time in

Tucson since 1983. Then on Thursday, Oregon State came out on top

over Pac-10 leader California, winning 80-64. OSU is now 10-0 this

season when leading at the half and their strong defense is a big

reason why.

Defensively, the Beavers have the best 3-point FG percentage

defense (.293) in the conference, steal the ball a league-best 8.1

times per game (led by Seth Tarver, averaging a league-high 2.4

steals per game) and are third in the conference in scoring

defense, limiting opponents to just 60.8 points per game.

For how strong the Beavers defense is, offensively it’s

the complete opposite. OSU has only two players scoring more than

10 points per game (Calvin Haynes leads the team with 12.9 ppg) and

rank last in the Pac-10 in scoring offense (59.6 ppg), last in

field goal percentage (.431) and 3-point FG percentage (.302) and

last in rebounds per game (31.4).

Oregon State leads the series 69-60 over Stanford but the

Cardinal has beaten the Beavers the last five times they played,

including a 59-35 rout over OSU at the Maples Pavilion back on Jan.

21.

Don’t forget to catch the action on Saturday Feb. 20 at

3pm ET on FCS Pacific.

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