Oregon State Beavers men's basketball

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Oregon State Beavers
2013–14 Oregon State Beavers men's basketball team
Oregon State Beavers athletic logo
University Oregon State University
Conference Pac-12
Location Corvallis, OR
Head coach Craig Robinson (5th year)
Arena Gill Coliseum
(Capacity: 9,604)
Nickname Beavers
Student section Beaver Dam
Colors

Orange and Black

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1949, 1963
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1949, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1982
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1955, 1962, 1963 1966, 1975, 1982
NCAA Tournament appearances
1947, 1949, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990
Conference regular season champions
1909, 1912, 1916, 1918, 1925, 1933, 1935, 1940, 1942, 1947, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1966, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1990
Coach Robinson in his introductory press conference as head coach
Gill Coliseum pre-game

The Oregon State Beavers men's basketball program, established in 1901, is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of the Oregon State University Beavers. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the Pacific-12 Conference. The team is coached by Craig Robinson. OSU is the 20th most successful program of all time as of the end of the 2011–12 season with 111 seasons and a record of 1,640 wins and 1,233 losses.1 The team plays home games in Gill Coliseum.

NCAA record

Oregon State holds several NCAA basketball records:

Individual Records

  • Field Goal Percentage (Single season)
  • Field Goal Percentage (Career, min. 400 made and 4 made per game)
  • Field Goal Percentage (Single game, min. 12 field goals made)
    • 1st (tie) – 100% Steve Johnson vs. Hawaii-Hilo (13 of 13), Dec. 5, 1979
  • Total Rebounds (Single game)
  • Assists (Career)
  • Average Assists Per Game (Career, min. 550 assists)
  • Steals (Career)

Top Season Performances by Class

  • Senior – Field Goal Percentage
  • Junior – Field Goal Percentage

Team Records

  • Free-Throw Percentage (Single game, min. 30 free throws made)
    • 12th (tie) – 30–31 vs. Memphis, Dec. 19, 1990
  • Steals (Single game)
  • 19th (tie) – 27 vs. Hawaii-Loa, Dec. 22, 1985
  • Field Goal Percentage (Season)
    • 3rd – 56.4% – 1981
    • 25th (tie) – 54.4% – 1980
  • All-Time Victories (Min. 25 years in Division I)
    • 13th – 1,546 games
  • Games played vs. Single Opponent
    • 1st – 332 vs. Oregon
    • 2nd – 275 vs. Washington
    • 4th 270 vs. Washington State
  • Victories vs. Single Opponent
    • 1st – 185 vs. Oregon
    • 6th 159 vs. Washington State

Coaches

The Oregon State men's basketball team has had 20 head coaches and one interim head coach. Both Slats Gill and Ralph Miller are members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The current coach, Craig Robinson, was hired by OSU in 2008 out of Brown University, where Robinson had just coached the Bears to a school record 19 wins.2 Robinson is the brother of United States first lady Michelle Obama, and the brother-in-law to United States President Barack Obama.3 The longest tenured coach is Slats Gill, who was the coach for 36 seasons, winning 599 games in the process.

Head Coach Years Win-Loss Pct.
J.B. Patterson 1902 1–2 .333
J.W. Viggers 1903 5–1 .883
W.O. Trine 1904–1907 39–7 .848
Roy Heater 1908 7–4 .636
E.D. Angell 1909–1910 19–8 .704
Clifford Reed 1911 3–5 .375
E. J. Stewart 1912–1916 67–33 .670
Everett May 1917 11–7 .611
Howard Ray 1918 15–0 1.000
H. W. Hargiss 1919–1920 10–25 .286
R. B. Rutherford 1921–1922 27–19 .587
Bob Hager 1923–1928 115–53 .685
Slats Gill 1929–1964 599–392 .604
Paul Valenti 1965–1970 91–82 .526
Ralph Miller 1971–1989 359–186 .659
Jim Anderson 1990–1995 79–90 .467
Eddie Payne 1996–2000 52–88 .371
Ritchie McKay 2001–2002 22–37 .372
Jay John 2003–2007 72–97 .426
Kevin Mouton (interim) 2007 0–2-11 .
Craig Robinson 2008–present 32-36 .471

Rivalries

Oregon Ducks — The Civil War is Oregon State's main rivalry.

Washington HuskiesThe Dog Fight is one of Oregon State's lesser known rivalry games.

Washington State Cougars — The Cougars and Beavers are longtime Pac-12 (and regional) rivals.

Notable players

Oregon State has had 75 all-conference and 32 All-America selections, five Pac-10 Players of the Year, 42 players selected in the NBA Draft, and 24 players that have gone on to play in the NBA.24 Additionally, OSU basketball alumni have 4 gold medals at the Olympics, including one by Lew Beck, who never played in the NBA. A total of 7 players have won 11 NBA titles, including three by A. C. Green, two by Brent Barry, two by Mel Counts, and one each by Red Rocha, Dave Gambee, Lonnie Shelton, and Gary Payton.5

The players who have gone on to play in the NBA are:

Oregon State has retired the jersey numbers of five players:6

Orange Express

Oregon State's 1980-81 basketball team known as the Orange Express.
The Orange Express with Steve Johnson as #33.

The 1980-1981 Oregon State men's basketball season was arguably one of the best and ironically most upsetting basketball seasons in Oregon State history. The team was referred to as the Orange Express and was led by Beaver legendary coach Ralph Miller.789 The Orange Express season was Beaver great, Steve Johnson's, last year at OSU. This season would be the first time in OSU history that the Beavers would win at UCLA. The Orange Express spent a school record 25 weeks as #1 in the polls while finishing with a 26-2 record. At 26-1 the team would go into the NCAA tournament as a number one seed and were upset by number eight seed Kansas State 50-48. Miller was awarded UPI and AP Coach of the Year honors and Steve Johnson would receive All-American honors.7 Throughout 1980-83 OSU held a 77-11 record which at the time was only bested by DePaul's 79-6 record. This record would include a 35-1 record at Gill Coliseum including a school best 24 wins in a row.7

Conferences

Years Conference
1901–1908 Independent
1908–1915 Northwest Conference (NWC)
1915–1959 Pacific Coast Conference (PCC)
1959–1964 Independent
1964–1968 Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU)
1968–1978 Pacific-8 Conference
1978–2011 Pacific-10 Conference
2011–present Pacific-12 Conference

Postseason history

NCAA Tournament (16 appearances)

1947: lost to Oklahoma 56-54, beat Wyoming 63-46 (West Regional consolation)

1949: beat Arkansas 56-38, lost to Oklahoma State 55-30 (West Regional final)

1955: beat Seattle 83-71, lost to San Francisco 57-56 (West Regional final)

1962: beat Seattle 69-65 OT, beat Pepperdine 69-67, lost to UCLA 88-69 (West Regional final)

1963: beat Seattle 70-66, beat San Francisco 65-61, beat Arizona State 83-65, lost to Cincinnati 80-46, lost to Duke 85-63 (Final Four third place game)

1964: lost to Seattle 61-57 (West Regional first round)

1966: beat Houston 63-60, lost to Utah 70-64 (West Regional final)

1975: beat Middle Tennessee State 78-67, lost to Indiana 81-71, lost to Central Michigan 88-87 (Midwest Regional consolation)

1980: (2), lost to (10) Lamar 81-77 (West Regional second round)

1981: (1), lost to (8) Kansas State 50-48 (West Regional second round)

1982: (2), beat (7) Pepperdine 70-51, beat (3) Idaho 60-42, lost to (1) Georgetown 69-45 (West Regional final)

1984: (6), lost to (11) West Virginia 64-62 (Mideast Regional first round)

1985: (10), lost to (7) Notre Dame 79-70 (Southeast Regional first round)

1988: (12), lost to (5) Louisville 70-61 (Southeast Regional first round)

1989: (6), lost to (11) Evansville 94-90 OT (West Regional first round)

1990: (5), lost to (12) Ball State 54-53 (West Regional first round)10

National Invitational Tournament (4 appearances)

1979: lost to Nevada 61-62 (1st Round)

1983: beat Idaho 77-59, beat New Orleans 88-71, lost to Fresno State 67-76 (Quarterfinal)

1987: beat New Mexico 85-82, lost to California 62-65 (2nd Round)

2005: lost to Cal State Fullerton 83-85 (opening round)

College Basketball Invitational (3 appearances, 1 Championship)

2009: beat Houston 49-45, beat Vermont 71-70 OT, beat Stanford 65-62 OT, beat UTEP 75-69, lost to UTEP 63-70, beat UTEP 81-73 (Tournament Champions)

2010: lost to Boston University 78-96 (first round)

2012: beat Western Illinois 80-59, beat TCU 101-81, lost to Washington State 55-72 (semifinals)

2014: lost to Radford 92-96 (first round)

All-time record vs. Pac-12 opponents

The Oregon State Beavers have the following series records vs. Pac-12 opponents. They lead the series against their arch-rival Oregon.

Opponent Wins Losses Pct. Streak
Arizona 20 57 .260 Arizona 6
Arizona St. 42 36 .538 ASU 4
California 60 81 .426 Cal 4
Colorado 4 10 .286 COL 2
Oregon 185 156 .542 Oregon 1
Stanford 72 66 .522 OSU 1
UCLA 35 88 .285 OSU 1
USC 60 66 .476 OSU 1
Utah 10 14 .417 Utah 2
Washington 138 157 .468 UW 3
Wash. St. 166 121 .578 OSU 1
  • Note all-time series includes non-conference matchups.

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