Boxscore
Oregon St. 80, Western Illinois 59
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Oregon
Officials - Rick Batsell, Jimmy Casas, Martin Cota
Attendance - 1931

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Western Illinois 34 25 59
Oregon St. 44 36 80

Recap


Oregon State 80, Western Illinois 59: Jared Cunningham scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half and the host Beavers led wire-to-wire in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.

Ahmad Starks added 16 points for the Beavers (20-14), who advanced to host TCU on Monday.

Western Illinois (18-15) entered the game allowing an average of 59.5 points, but the Leathernecks struggled to slow down the high-scoring Oregon State offense. The Beavers shot 65.2 percent (30 of 46) from the field and made 15 of their 17 foul shots.

Playing its first postseason game since becoming a Division I program in 1981, Western Illinois was led by Don McAvoy’s 19 points. Ceola Clark added 11 points, including three 3-pointers.

The Leathernecks were outscored 16-2 in the game’s first few minutes, and trailed by 20 with eight minutes remaining.

Devon Collier had 12 points and Angus Brandt added 10 for Oregon State, which lost in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals to Arizona. The Beavers improved to 13-3 when scoring 80 or more points.

Western Illinois, which recorded a winning record for the first time in 12 years, reached the Summit League championship game before losing in overtime to South Dakota State.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Oregon State, which is making its third appearance in the CBI, won the tournament in 2009. … Starks moved into second on the Beavers’ single-season 3-pointer list with 78, trailing only Gary Payton, who made 82 in 1988-89. … Oregon State’s Kevin McShane sat out with a hip pointer he suffered in the Pac-12 semifinals. … The teams combined for 23 first-half turnovers. ... Western Illinois was 2 of 4 from the foul line.

Western Illinois Leathernecks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ceola III Clark 37:00 4-11 3-6 0-0 1 0 1 5 1 2 4 0 11
Jack Houpt 24:00 2-7 2-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 6
Don McAvoy III 31:00 7-15 3-5 2-4 1 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 19
Terell Parks 22:00 3-8 0-0 0-0 3 3 6 2 4 2 2 0 6
Remy Roberts-Burnett 30:00 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 6
Jeremy McDonald 16:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2
Obi Emegano 33:00 4-10 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 5 0 9
Jalen Packer 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-58 9-18 2-4 5 7 12 13 17 9 17 0 59
  41.4% 50.0% 50.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 17

Oregon St. Beavers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Angus Brandt 22:00 4-5 1-1 1-1 1 5 6 0 3 1 3 1 10
Devon Collier 26:00 3-4 0-0 6-6 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 12
Jared Cunningham 34:00 9-14 1-4 3-3 3 5 8 5 0 3 5 1 22
Eric Moreland 29:00 1-1 0-0 2-3 0 6 6 1 2 1 5 5 4
Ahmad Starks 34:00 6-12 2-5 2-2 0 2 2 4 2 2 2 0 16
Roberto Nelson 15:00 2-4 1-2 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 6
Joe Burton 23:00 4-4 0-0 0-0 3 5 8 3 3 0 3 1 8
Challe Barton 15:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Daniel Jones 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jullian Powers 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 30-46 5-12 15-17 8 25 33 16 10 9 23 9 80
  65.2% 41.7% 88.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 23
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