A staggering bunch of Oregon State Beavers come to Hec Ed to meet the Huskies on Saturday. For a great behind-the-scenes look at a crumbling season, check out this full-access story by John Canzano of the Oregonian.
Meanwhile, we just got a few minutes with coach Lorenzo Romar (who said he isn't interested in giving any reporters such access). He also doesn't have any idea what affect the OSU distractions might have on the Beavers, but he's comfortable that his team won't take anything for granted.
OREGON STATE (6-11 OVERALL, 0-5 PAC-10)
AT WASHINGTON (10-7, 1-3)
3 p.m. Saturday, Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Series: Washington leads 145-136 overall and 97-40 in Seattle. The Huskies have won six of the last eight meetings and four straight at home. Last season, the teams split with each winning on its home floor.
Statistical leaders: For OSU, G Seth Tarver, 12.8 ppg; F Marcel Jones, 6.5 rpg; G Josh Tarver, 2.9 apg. For UW, F Jon Brockman 18.3 ppg and 11.4 rpg; G Venoy Overton, 3.3 apg.
Scouting report: The Beavers are the only Pac-10 team without a win in league play, the only league team with an overall losing record and the only one with a negative scoring margin, averaging 2.4 points per game less than their opponents. … Coach Jay John's job is widely considered to be in jeopardy. … UW and OSU are the two worst free-throw shooting teams in the conference. Oregon State is last in the Pac-10 in scoring, field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage, assists and defensive rebounding. … Brockman is the Pac-10 leader in rebounding and double-doubles (11).
Next: 6 p.m. Thursday, at Arizona State, Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Ariz.