Oregon State bests TCU, faces WSU

Oregon State bests TCU, faces WSU

Oregon State bests TCU, faces WSU

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 20, 2012 at 7:39 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Jared Cunningham had 27 points to lead Oregon State to a 101-81 win against TCU Monday night in a quarterfinal game of the College Basketball Invitational tournament.

Angus Brandt added a career-high 22 points and Devon Collier 19 points for Oregon State (21-14), which will host Pac-12 rival Washington State in a Wednesday semifinal.

The Beavers have won six of their last seven games. Garlon Green had 21 points and six rebounds for TCU (18-15). "We played hard tonight and we played hard to the end," said Cunningham, who shot 10 of 12 overall and scored 20 or more for the 13th time this season.

Collier made nine of 10 shots from the field at Brandt had seven of 10 for Oregon State, which shot 39 of 60 (65 percent).

TCU was 31 of 74 (41.9). The Horned Frogs trailed by 19 at halftime and made a push to get back in the game in the second half. Kyan Anderson's 3-pointer with 11:01 left capped a 12-3 TCU run that got the Horned Frogs within 73-60.

But Oregon State answered with a 7-2 run to go back ahead by 18. The Beavers poured it on late, going ahead by as many as 27.

Oregon State controlled the game from the start, scoring the first six points and later leading 21-8 on consecutive 3-pointers by Cunningham and Ahmad Starks.

The Beavers led by as many as 25 in the first half and 53-34 at halftime after shooting 22 of 32 overall.

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