Listen live on 1190 KEX as the Beavers open their season against Coppin State - Sunday at 5PM
THE GAME: The Oregon State men’s basketball team opens its 2013-14 regular season on Sunday when the Coppin State Eagles invade Gill Coliseum for a 5 p.m. tip.
PROMOTION: The first 1,000 Oregon State students who enter Gill Coliseum will receive a free Beaver Dam t-shirt. The doors will open at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
vs. COPPIN STATE: Oregon State and Coppin State meet for the second time in history with the Beavers leading the series 1-0 after winning the first game, 59-53, on Dec. 28, 2002 at Gill Coliseum. Philip Ricci led Oregon State with 17 points and six rebounds and Brian Jackson added 14 points. Lamar Hurd chipped in four points and a game-high seven assists and J.S. Nash came off the bench to add nine points and three steals. Larry Tucker led Coppin State with 18 points.
QUICKLY: Oregon State enters its 113th season as the 20th-winningest program in Division I college basketball with 1,654 victories … The Beavers return five players who started at least 11 games last season, plus Angus Brandt who started the first four contests before suffering a season-ending injury ... In Pac-12 team production returning this season, Oregon State is third in scoring (70.4%) and rebounding (74.9%), second in blocks (93.9%), fourth in steals (65.8%), and fifth in assists (60.0%) and three-point field goals (65.6%) ... Roberto Nelson became the first Oregon State player since Gary Payton in 1990 to lead the Pac-12 in scoring in league play when he averaged 19.1 points per game last season ... Devon Collier (1,086) and Nelson (1,082) both joined the 1,000-point club last season ... Oregon State has won three consecutive season openers, its longest streak since winning six in row from 1996 to 2001.
MORE TALE OF THE TAPE: osubeavers.com