Wayne Tinkle & Drew Eubanks
Associated Press

Men's Basketball Athletic Communications

Beavers To Battle No. 18 Arizona Saturday

THE GAME: Oregon State (12-7, 3-5 Pac-12) gets the opportunity to upset another Top 25 team when it battles No. 18 Arizona (16-5, 4-4) at 6:30 p.m. PT (7:30 p.m. MT) on Saturday at the McKale Center in Tucson.

TELEVISION: The game will be televised on Pac-12 Networks and Pac-12 Oregon with Spero Dedes and Don MacLean calling the action and Lewis Johnson reporting from the sideline.

For information on how to watch the game online or on a mobile device, click on this link. If you live overseas and want to watch the game, it is available via Eversport or YouTube at this link.

RADIO: The game will air live on Beaver Sports Radio Network with Mike Parker calling the action. It can also be heard online at this link.

LIVE STATS: There will be live stats at this link.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Live updates will be available on Twitter and Facebook.

TICKETS: Fans can secure Oregon State men's basketball season tickets and single-game tickets by visiting this link or calling 800-GO-BEAVS.

QUICKLY: The last time Oregon State defeated multiple Top 25 teams in the same season was 1998-99 ... The Beavers' last road win over a Top 25 team came in 1985 ... Gary Payton II is on pace to become the second player in Oregon State history to lead the team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals ... Payton II is 11th in the nation in steals (2.4); he finished second in the nation last year (3.1) ... In three games as a starter, Tres Tinkle is averaging a team-high 15.0 points ... Tinkle has knocked down multiple 3-pointers in four consecutive games ... Since returning to the starting lineup, Drew Eubanks is averaging 12.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games ... Derrick Bruce tied a career high with eight points at Arizona State ... Oregon State is 3-0 in Pac-12 games when shooting 70 percent or better from the free throw line and 0-5 when shooting below 70 percent ... The Beavers have fewer turnovers than their opponent in all eight Pac-12 games.

vs. ARIZONA: Oregon State and Arizona meet for the 81st time with the Wildcats holding a 59-21 advantage, including a 32-6 edge in Tucson. The Beavers have won once in Tucson since 1983 (63-55 on Feb. 13, 2010).

The teams split last season with each winning on their home court. Oregon State snapped a seven-game losing streak in the series with a 58-56 upset over No. 7 Arizona on Jan. 11 at Gill Coliseum. It was the sixth time the Beavers upset the Wildcats when they were ranked in the Top 25.

Nov. 30, 1989 -- Oregon State 84, No. 2 Arizona 61
Jan. 23, 1999 -- Oregon State 60, No. 9 Arizona 59
March 2, 2000 -- Oregon State 70, No. 3 Arizona 69 (OT)
Feb. 21, 2004 -- Oregon State 90,  No. 14 Arizona 84
Jan. 12, 2006 -- Oregon State 75, No. 24 Arizona 65
Jan. 11, 2015 -- Oregon State 58, No. 7 Arizona 56

A WIN OVER THE WILDCATS: If Oregon State defeats Arizona it will improve to 13-7 overall and 4-5 in Pac-12 play. It would also:

  • Be Oregon State's first road win over a Top 25 team since defeating No. 15 Washington, 52-45, in Seattle on Jan. 5, 1985.
  • Be the first time Oregon State defeated multiple Top 25 teams in the same season since the 1998-99 team upset three (65-63 over No. 8 UCLA; 60-59 over No. 9 Arizona; 59-45 over No. 6 Stanford).
  • Be Oregon State's second win over Arizona in Tucson since 1983.

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