leads the Pac-12 in scoring (21.1), free throws made (100) and free throws attempted (116) ... Nelson needs 22 points to become just the eighth Oregon State player in history to hit the 1,400-point mark ... is third in the Pac-12 in field goal percentage (.633) and ninth in rebounding (7.8) ... Collier needs one point to become the 13th player in Oregon State history to reach the 1,300-point mark ... is averaging 17.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in home games ... averaged 10.0 points and dished out a team-best nine assists in the last three games ... Freshmen guards and Cooke have combined to go 12-for-31 from the three-point line in the past five games ... went 5-for-6 from beyond the arc in the last two games ... Cooke (14) and Morris-Walker (11) both scored career highs against Utah.
Oregon State and Stanford meet for the 138th time in history with the Beavers holding a 71-66 advantage, including a 37-26 edge in games played in Corvallis.
The Cardinal has won four straight in the series with season sweeps the past two seasons. Stanford won the first game last season, 81-73, on Super Bowl Sunday on The Farm. The Beavers fought back from a 10-point first-half deficit to take a 53-51 lead with 11:50 to play. The teams traded leads 10 times after that, but the Cardinal nailed a three-pointer on four straight possessions to grab a 71-66 advantage and cruise to the win. had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and added 20 points. In the second game last season, on Feb. 21 at Gill Coliseum, Oregon State held a 35-34 halftime lead before Stanford scored 48 second-half points for an 82-72 win. Nelson scored a game-high 28 points, while posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
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