Beavers cruise past Western Illinois in CBI opener

Beavers cruise past Western Illinois in CBI opener

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 15 at 7:57 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Jared Cunningham had 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Oregon State pulled away from Western Illinois in the second half for an 80-59 win in a College Basketball Invitational opening-round game at Gill Coliseum.

Ahmad Starks added 16 points and Devon Collier 12 for the Beavers (20-14), who will host TCU on Monday in the round of 16. The Horned Frogs defeated Milwaukee 83-73 in a Tuesday opening-round game.

Don McAvoy had a career-high 19 points for Western Illinois (18-15).

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