CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State overpowered the SIUE Cougars, 101-81, in the annual Nike N7 Game on Tuesday night to win its third straight game in front of a crowd of 4,823 at Gill Coliseum.
dominated in every facet of the game, putting up 20 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. The Bronx, N.Y., native scored 20-plus points for the ninth time in his career and the second game in a row.
also looked sharp for the Beavers, finishing with 19 points and seven rebounds. The Aussie was solid inside in the opening stanza, pouring in eight points and grabbing five boards to go along with it.
found himself as a key distributor in the first half, dishing out four assists. After the intermission, he returned to his shooting ways, reaching double digits for the 21st consecutive game, finishing with 17 points and five rebounds. Nelson also tied his career high with seven assists for the third consecutive game.
"When your best player,, doesn't even look at the basket for the first 15 or 20 minutes of the game, it sets a tone for everybody else," Oregon State head coach said. "To be able to have 32 baskets and 23 assists, that is a real testament to these players and their feelings towards one another and their ability to follow a game plan."
The Beavers registered 100 points for the 31st time in school history when Langston Morris-Walker hit a three-pointer in the final seconds.
Full game recap: osubeavers.com