Kelly Graves’ first tastes of the Civil War as Oregon’s head coach were back-to-back losses by a combined 62 points to a ranked Oregon State team.
In his fourth season, Graves and the No. 7 Ducks finally pumped new life 100-game old rivalry.
Oregon State was 13 of 26 from the arc in the first meeting, but that went down to 7 of 21 against a defense that was more man than zone in the rematch.
We didn’t move the ball as well tonight, OSU coach Scott Rueck said. I didn’t think we saw the floor nearly as well tonight, and we didn’t get into sets.
They played very aggressive tonight, and that was the difference. They were the aggressor.
Ruthy Hebard’s 10 rebounds led the Ducks to a 41-30 edge on the boards. They also outscored the Beavers 32-14 in the paint.
Oregon, the fourth No. 1 seed in first NCAA ratings released Thursday, leads the Pac-12 by a game over UCLA and Stanford. However, the Ducks will continue to tinker with their rotation without injured 3-point specialist Lexi Bando, the NCAA’s active career leader beyond the arc at 45.5 percent.
Oregon State has work to do with three conference losses and six of its last 10 games on the road if it hopes to claim a fourth consecutive Pac-12 regular-season championship.
Camara, who scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds for 901 in his career, passing Dave Pemberton’s 897 (1969-72). Tanner Leissner added 11 points for the Wildcats (8-12, 4-2 America East).
Cornish made three 3-pointers and scored 16 points with 13 rebounds for his second double-double for the Seawolves (8-12, 3-3). Jakub Petras added 13 points and Junior Saintel 10.
Cornish scored 13 points in the first half when Stony Brook led 31-26. A 12-0 run gave UNH a 42-35 lead and the game was tied four times after that.