JaQuori McLaughlin
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Men's Basketball Oregon State Communications

Beavers To Battle Pilots Sunday In Dam City

JaQuori McLaughlin
THE GAME: Oregon State (3-8) takes on the Portland Pilots (6-3) at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Moda Center in the Dam City Classic presented by Your Local Toyota Dealers.
TELEVISION: The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network with Roxy Bernstein and Dan Dickau calling the action.
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. Dam City Classic tickets will be included for all Oregon State men's basketball season ticket holders, giving fans a total of 19 games to watch in Corvallis and Portland during the 2016-17 season (including the exhibition game).
QUICKLY: This is considered a neutral-site game because both teams included it in their season-ticket package ... The Beavers are 0-5 in games decided by five points or less; they were 9-2 in those games the last two seasons ... Oregon State is shooting 71.0 percent (22-for-31) from the free throw line in the final two minutes of games; opponents are shooting 77.1 percent (37-for-48) from the stripe in the final two minutes ... In national rankings, Drew Eubanks is ninth in blocked shots per game (3.0) and 25th in field goal percentage (.612) ... JaQuori McLaughlin has made multiple 3-pointers in seven of the 11 games ... McLaughlin went 4-for-5 from beyond the arc and scored a career-high 16 points against Long Beach State ... Kendal Manuel has made at least one 3-pointer in a team-best five consecutive games ... Stephen Thompson Jr. has played 83 minutes the past two games ... Tres Tinkle (wrist) and Cheikh N'diaye (shoulder) are both out indefinitely with injuries ... Oregon State players have missed 22 games due to injuries this season.
vs. PORTLAND: Oregon State and Portland meet for the 70th time in history with the Beavers leading the series, 53-16.
Only two of the previous 69 games have been played on a neutral court and the Beavers won both of those. The first was a 78-71 victory on Jan. 20, 1976 in a contest that was played at Cone Field House in Salem, Ore. Rocky Smith led Oregon State with 21 points, while Don Smith added 20 and Lonnie Shelton had 17.
The second was part of the Far West Classic at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, which Oregon State won, 61-55, on Dec. 29, 1981. Lester Conner had 19 points, five assists and seven steals for the Beavers. Jose Slaughter had a team-high 17 points to lead the Pilots.
The last meeting between Oregon State and Portland was played at the Chiles Center in Portland on Dec. 6, 2014 when the Beavers pulled out a 65-58 overtime victory. Gary Payton II had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Bobby Sharp led the Pilots with 12 points.
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