The Oregon State Beavers have one last chance to earn a road win this season and will go for against the Cal Golden Bears, who will host their Senior Night on Friday.
Oregon State at California
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Haas Pavilion
On air: FS1; Radio on Beaver Sports Radio Network (stream here)
TV coverage: Aaron Goldsmith (play-by-play), Casey Jacobsen (analyst)
Oregon State (5-24, 1-15 Pac-12)
0 - JaQuori McLaughlin, 6-4, 185, Fr. | 11.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.1 apg
1 - Stephen Thompson Jr., 6-4, 175, So. | 16.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.2 apg
24 - Kendal Manuel, 6-4, 180, R-Fr. | 7.5 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.6 apg
12 - Drew Eubanks, 6-10, 250, So. | 14.9 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.3 bpg
23 - Gligorije Rakocevic, 6-11, 255, So. | 4.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 0.2 apg
California (18-9, 9-6)
13 - Charlie Moore, 5-11, 170, Fr. | 13.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.8 apg
3 - Grant Mullins, 6-3, 175, Sr. | 10.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 43.1 3P%
23 - Jabari Bird, 6-6, 198, Sr. | 15.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.1 apg
1 - Ivan Rabb, 6-11, 220, So. | 14.6 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 1.7 apg
44 - Kameron Rooks, 7-0, 265, Jr. | 5.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.1 bpg
Coaches: Oregon State: Wayne Tinkle, 41-51 at Oregon State (3rd season), 199-142 overall. California: Cuonzo Martin, 59-35 at California (3rd season), 183-117 overall.
RPI: Oregon State: 293. California: 46.
KenPom rating: Oregon State: 270. California: 50.
Last 10: Oregon State: 1-9. California: 6-4.
Line: California by 18
Previous meetings: California beat Oregon State 69-58 on Jan. 21 in Gill Coliseum. Ivan Rabb had 18 points and eight rebounds and Drew Eubanks led OSU with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
The Golden Bears lead the all-time series 85-62 and are 43-24 in Berkeley.
Injury report: Oregon State forward Tres Tinkle (wrist) and center Cheikh N'diaye (shoulder) are both out.
Preview: Oregon State's last chance at a road victory is a must-win for its opponent.
Cal is trying to reach the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row and sits on the bubble after losing three games in a row to Arizona, Stanford and Oregon. Against UO, the Golden Bears lost a 16-point lead and fell on a Dillon Brooks buzzer-beater.
On Wednesday, Oregon State was unable to build on its first win of the calendar year, falling to Stanford 79-66 after beating Utah to end its 14-game Pac-12 losing streak. Twenty-one turnovers doomed the Beavers, as that tally tied their third-highest single-game total of the season. Six players had three or more.
Stanford pushed the ball in transition off those turnovers and shot a season-high 57.1 percent from the field. Cal play less up-tempo than the Cardinal and does not force turnovers at nearly the same rate, yet owns one of the nation's most efficient defenses.
Cal senior guard Jabari Bird is averaging 20.7 points during the three-game skid, shooting 51.9 percent from three-point range.
For OSU on Wednesday, sophomore big men Drew Eubanks (21) and Gligorije Rakocevic (16) combined for 37 of their team's 66 points on 12 of 18 shooting, while the starting backcourt of Stephen Thompson Jr., JaQuori McLaughlin and Kendal Manuel went 8 of 25 from the field.
-- Danny Moran
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