THE GAME: Oregon State (14-8, 5-6 Pac-12) heads to the Bay Area this week, beginning with a stop on The Farm to play Stanford (11-10, 4-6) at 8 p.m. on Thursday on Maples Pavilion.
TELEVISION: The game will be televised on FS1 with Aaron Goldsmith and Steve Lavin calling the action.
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: Oregon State has wins against five teams that were ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 at one point this season ... The Beavers have five of their final seven regular-season games on the road ... In conference games, Oregon State is second in the Pac-12 in steals (8.3), turnover margin (+4.7) and assist/turnover ratio (1.3) ... Gary Payton II had a career-high seven steals against Colorado; he moved into 11th in the nation in steals per game (2.4) ... In the final five minutes of games, Stephen Thompson Jr. is averaging a team-best 2.9 points, while shooting 55.9 percent (19-for-34) from the field, 58.8 percent (10-for-17) from beyond the arc and 88.2 percent (15-for-17) from the free throw line ... Drew Eubanks has 26 blocked shots, the second most by a freshman in Oregon State history (Eric Moreland had 69 in 2011-12) ... Tres Tinkle is averaging 12.2 points and 5.5 rebounds as a starter ... Oregon State is 5-1 in Pac-12 games decided by five points or less in two seasons under Wayne Tinkle.
vs. STANFORD: Oregon State and Stanford meet for the 141st time with the Beavers leading the series, 72-68. The Cardinal has a 39-28 advantage on their home court, by going 20-1 at Maples Pavilion since 1993. Oregon State's lone win in the last 22 years came on Jan. 24, 2009 when the Beavers won, 77-62, behind 25 points from Calvin Haynes, 19 from Seth Tarver and 18 from Roeland Schaftenaar, Olaf's older brother.
Stanford has won six of the past seven meetings, including the first game this season (78-72 on Jan. 6 at Gill Coliseum) and the only contest between the teams last season (75-48 on Feb. 26 on The Farm).
One of the recent games between the teams was an epic quadruple-overtime thriller that Stanford won 103-101 on Jan. 7, 2012 at Gill Coliseum. It was the longest game in Oregon State history and the only to go four overtimes in the 115-year history of the program.
A WIN OVER THE CARDINAL: If Oregon State defeats Stanford it will improve to 15-8 overall and 6-6 in Pac-12 play. It would also:
- Be the third time Oregon State is .500 or better through 12 conference games since 1993 (6-6 in 2005, 7-5 in 2015).
- Be the second time Oregon State won three consecutive Pac-12 games under Wayne Tinkle. The Beavers won three straight against Washington State (62-47), UCLA (66-55) and USC (59-55) last season.
- Be Oregon State's first Pac-12 road win since Jan. 17, 2015 (10 straight losses).
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