The Pac-12 Conference Tournament contest between the Oregon State Beavers (18-13, 8-11 Pac-12) and the No. 13 Oregon Ducks (24-7, 13-5 Pac-12) will be played at T-Mobile Arena. Action starts at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 12, 2020, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
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The last time the Beavers played, they edged the Utah Runnin’ Utes, 71-69. Tres Tinkle was Oregon State’s leading scorer with 19 points on 7-for-14 shooting. Oregon State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.2 (better than their season average of 15.5) and a free throw rate of 0.224 (matching their season average). Utah had marks of 23.1 and 0.157, respectively, for those same stats.
The Ducks hope to keep it rolling after defeating the Stanford Cardinal in their last matchup, 80-67. Oregon rallied around Payton Pritchard, who was the game’s high scorer with 29 points on 8-for-16 shooting. The Ducks, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.5, had a ridiculous mark of 45.5 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.667 (above their season average of 0.540).
Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the nation’s slowest-paced teams battle. Oregon currently ranks 263rd in possessions per game (67.4) and Oregon State is 317th (66.0).
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The Ducks rank 151st in rebounds per game (35.3) while the Beavers rank 254th (32.5).
Oregon ranks 141st in three pointers attempted per game (21.9) while Oregon State ranks 241st (18.8).
Oregon State ranks 21st in blocks per game (4.9) while Oregon ranks 141st in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
The Ducks average 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 63rd in the country. The Beavers rank 179th in assists allowed per game (13.2).
Oregon ranks 45th in steals per game (7.8) while Oregon State ranks 149th (6.2).
The Ducks’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.6, up from 9.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Beavers have scored an average of 68.0 points per game (3.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.6 points per game (1.0 below their season average).