Recap: Oregon State vs. Portland
Corvallis, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Roberto Nelson scored a game-high 24 points and handed out seven assists as the Oregon State Beavers topped the Portland Pilots, 79-73, in non-conference action at Gill Coliseum.
Also having strong outings for the Beavers (1-1) were Angus Brandt with 13 points and 10 rebounds as well as Devon Collier who posted 11 points and 11 boards for the hosts.
The Pilots (1-1) were paced by Ryan Nicholas who delivered 14 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, while Bobby Sharp came off the bench to contribute a team-best 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting behind the 3-point line. Kevin Bailey chipped in 12 points and handed out five assists.
Portland opened the meeting on a 5-0 run, but it wasn't long before the Beavers took over and closed out the first half with a 41-33 advantage. OSU made good on an even 50 percent from the field, but just 1-of-9 beyond the arc in the period.
In the second half the Beavers kept their distance by knocking down 60.9 percent from the floor, compared to 46.9 percent for the visitors, en route to the six-point triumph.
Oregon State finished the meeting with 54.5 percent accuracy from the field, helping the squad to overcome just 3-of-13 beyond the arc and 16-of-29 (.552) at the free-throw line.Game Notes