Men’s Basketball suffers third loss of the season against Samford Bulldogs


Kalya Jones

Oregon State senior forward Maurice Calloo shooting a three-point shot against the Samford Bulldogs in Gill Coliseum on Nov. 19. The Beavers would lose to Bulldogs by a score of 77-78.

Ben Pahl, Sports Contributor

The Oregon State Men’s basketball team suffered a 77-78 upset loss to the Samford Bulldogs at Gill Coliseum on Friday night.  The Beavers trailed by 10 at halftime and made a comeback bid late in the game, which fell just short.

Trailing by one point with six seconds to play, Oregon State junior guard Dashawn Davis made a great individual effort, but left his mid-ranged jumper short as time expired, sealing the win for the Bulldogs.

The Beavers spent only 22 seconds of game time with the lead, and shot just 21% from beyond the arc, while allowing Samford’s offense to connect on 12 three-point shots and shoot 50.9% from the floor.

Despite giving up a size advantage, Samford was able to fluster Oregon State with fast-paced ball movement. The 77 points surrendered by the Beavers is the highest total of points they have allowed on the young season.

Numerous players from the visiting side stood out during Friday’s game.  Freshman guard Jaron Rilllie went two for three from beyond the arc and dished out two assists during his 17 minutes on the floor.  Samford guard Ques Glover led the Bulldogs with 16, going six for six from the foul line. Sophomore Guard Jaden Campbell also scored in double figures, putting up 14 points and connecting on three of four deep balls.

Senior forwards Warithe Alatishe and Ahmad Rand kept Oregon State in the game, going a combined 15 for 22 from the floor and scoring 20 and 15 points, respectively.  Junior guards Jarod Lucas and Dashawn Davis rounded out the Beavers’ double digit scorers by putting up 11 a piece.

With the loss, the Beavers fall to 1-3 in non-conference play.  Up next, the Beavers will host the Princeton Tigers on Nov. 21 at 12 p.m., before heading to Florida to take on Wake Forest on Nov. 23.

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