In a competitive game which had eleven lead changes, the game came down to a final 3-point miss by the Beavers (Pope) that would have sent the game into overtime. The Beavers never trailed the Blue Devils by more than five points the entire contest and led by as many as six points (43-37) with 10:10 remaining in the game. They played a solid zone defense holding Duke to 27% field goal shooting in the contest. 2023 NBA Draft prospect 7’0” Freshman forward Kyle Filipowski took over down the stretch as he led the way with a game high 19 points (5-13FG, 1-5 3FG, 8-9FT) and added 14 rebounds, scoring nine of those points down the stretch to propel the Blue Devils to victory. He’s a solid athletic stretch “Big” currently averaging 16.2 ppg and 11 rpg on the season. For Oregon State their 6’2” freshman guard Jordan Pope continues to impress, leading the way with his 14 points (5-12FG, 1-6 3FG, 3-4FT), five rebounds, and two assists.
Key Game Stats
Time led: Duke 19:49 – OSU 18:36
Field Goals: Oregon State 40% – Duke 27%
Rebounds: Duke 45 – Oregon State 29
Bench Points: Duke 20 – Oregon State 8
2nd Chance Points: Duke 18 – Oregon State 7
In Game two versus Florida, a team the Beavers have never played prior to the PK Legacy event. Oregon State got off to a really slow start shooting 37% in the first half. The Gators got out the blocks quickly behind the shooting touch of 6’0” junior guard Trey Bonham who made 3- three pointers early and scored 13 of his game high 19 points (7-12FG, 3-6 3FG, 2-2FT) in the first half. Florida had balanced scoring with guards Will Richard (13 points) and Riley Kugel (10 points) and 6’11” senior forward Colin Castleton adding 12 points (4-6FG, 4-4FT). The two bright spots for Oregon State were Jordan Pope (4-10FG, 2-4 3FG, 2-2FT), and 6’9” freshman forward Tyler Bilodeau (5-8FG, 2-3 3FG) each with 12-points.
Key Game Stats
Time in the lead: Florida 39:23 – Oregon State 0
Field Goals: Florida 57% – Oregon State 46%
Free Throws: Florida 87% – Oregon State 50%
Points in the Paint: Florida 32 – Oregon State 24
In their final contest against familiar in-state rival Portland State the Beavers would lose to Vikings 83-71 for the second time in nine days, losing the first time on November 19th in Corvallis 79-66. The Vikings had a balanced scoring attack with six players (13-Mikal Starks, 11-Cameron Parker, Bobby Harvey, Hunter Woods, 10-Trey Wood) reaching double figures. They were led by 6-4 junior guard Jorell Saterfield who scored 10 of his 15 points (4-14FG, 4-10 3FG, 3-3FT) in the first half, also adding three rebounds. Saterfield, a transfer from UTEP, also had a decent game in a102-78 loss to #2 Gonzaga where he scored 21 points (7-15FG, 5-8 3FG, 2-2FT).
Oregon State started off extremely slow, lacking energy and focus as well as experiencing more shooting woes as in the Florida contest. Portland State took a commanding 15-point lead two times in the first half (37-22), (43-28), and went into the half with a 45-34 lead. In the second half the play was much of the same, Portland State never allowed the Beavers to get within nine points (51-42) at the 16:14 mark of the game following a transition score by Pope. The Vikings would take their largest lead of the game 76-54 with 7:48 remaining to take full command of the game, as they never took their feet off the throttle with its intensity, aggressive attacking offense, and extended man to man defensive pressure with multiple trap schemes.
For Oregon State their talented 6-2 freshman point guard Pope had a nice showing all tournament. He was this game’s high scorer with 23-points (6-10FG, 1-3 3FG, 10-10FT) and added three rebounds, and three assists. He was the only Beaver player to reach double figures in this game. All tournament he displayed leadership, competitiveness, and the ability to be very effective and efficient. He’s a player to keep on the radar as he was solid in all games knocking down outside shots as well as using his speed and quickness with the ball to penetrate into the paint.
Key Game Stats
Lead Time: Portland State 39:30 – Oregon State 0
3FG%: Portland State 38 – Oregon State 25
Assists: Portland State 16 – Oregon State 11
Steals: Portland State 9- Oregon State 4
Oregon State (3-4, 0-0) will next Washington (5-1, 0-0) in Pac-12 opener on Dec. 1st at 7pm, while Portland State (3-4, 0-0) will host Portland Bible College (0-8,0-0) in non-conference contest on November 30th at 7pm.