NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon State’s performance against Colorado in the first round of the 2013 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Though the Beavers were able to manage a victory over the Buffaloes on Saturday, they could not repeat their impressive effort in the tournament, falling by a score of 74-68. Unfortunately for the Beavers, Colorado was able to put the game away at the line despite all of the late-game efforts being put on by the men from Corvallis.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers basketball blogger Rick Stella gives you his overachievers and underachievers for a Beavers basketball squad that has been a little lackluster this season. The Beavers were 10-4 in out of conference play, while preparing for the Pac-12 schedule to start, and underwhelmed as their weak schedule dragged on. An early win over Purdue, coupled with the close losses to Alabama and Kansas, seemed like ages ago.
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella looks at the Beavers post Jared Cunningham. The Beaver’s 2011/12 leading scorer forwent his final year of eligibility to join the NBA. Now Craig Robinson is left wondering who fills the void. With a group of able players, it could be anybody’s role.
NWSB insider Jon Irwin brings us his thoughts on the 2012/13 Oregon State Beavers basketball program’s strengths and weaknesses. Even without 2011/12 standout Jared Cunningham, the Beavers have amazing depth and scoring options. But the lack of a true game changer could hurt them when playing from behind.
NWSB insider Rick Stella brings us his take on the announcement that Oregon State Beavers basketball player Jared Cunningham is going to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft. While fans may be upset with the decision, history shows it was probably a good bet. Now that he’s leaving Oregon State, though, can players like Roberto Nelson and Ahmad Starks step up to fill the void Cunningham leaves behind?