Oregon State’s basketball season continues a downward spiral as Colorado humiliates the Beavers 86-63

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A season rapidly becoming like none other in Oregon State basketball history added another lousy chapter Saturday when Colorado hammered the Beavers 86-63 in Boulder, Colorado.

Colorado led start to finish and by as many as 35 points in handing OSU its seventh consecutive loss. The Beavers’ 3-17 start to the 2021-22 is the worst record through 20 games of any men’s basketball team in Oregon State history.

The Beavers were down to nine scholarship players, after guard Dashawn Davis was a last-minute scratch due to an ankle injury. In reality, OSU had only eight players available, as forward Warith Alatishe played only six minutes because of a knee issue.

In his first career start, freshman guard Glenn Taylor Jr. played 39 minutes and scored a season-high 15 points. Maurice Calloo scored 14 and Jarod Lucas 13 for Oregon State (3-17, 1-9).

Colorado (14-9, 6-7) scored the game’s first 13 points and cruised. The Buffaloes led 49-27 at halftime, and 70-35 midway through the second half.

The Buffaloes shot 57% (32 of 56) from the floor, and an astonishing 14 of 25 from three-point range. Colorado outrebounded Oregon State 40-23.

Keeshawn Barthelemy led Colorado with 16 points.

The Buffaloes took a 13-0 lead five minutes into the game before OSU scored its first points, a three-pointer by Dexter Akanno. It started the Beavers’ best stretch of the game, as they scored eight consecutive points to trim the deficit to five.

It didn’t take long for Colorado to spurt again. The Buffaloes went on a 10-0 run to grab a 26-11 lead. From there Colorado slowly widened its halftime lead to 22 points. The Buffaloes scored 36 of their 49 first-half points on three-pointers, as they went 11 of 15 from behind the arc.

Lucas hit a three-pointer to start the second half, but it went downhill. Colorado went on a 21-5 run from there to take a 70-35 lead with 10 minutes remaining.

The final score is a little dressed up in Oregon State’s favor as the Beavers finished the game on a 12-2 run.

Next up for Oregon State is a three-game homestand, starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday against California.

— Nick Daschel | ndaschel@oregonian.com | @nickdaschel





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