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Oregon State goes offensive in win
Nelson had 21 points for the Beavers (9-6, 1-2 Pac-12), and freshman Hallice Cooke, making his first career start, had a career-high 16 points.
Cooke, coming off a career-high 14 points against Utah, replaced Challe Barton in the lineup for Oregon State.
OSU head man Craig Robinson also brought regular starter Devon Collier, averaging 16.4 points and 7.8 rebounds, off the bench against the Cardinal. He had four points and four rebounds.
Midway through the first half, center Angus Brandt's rebound-dunk started the Beavers on a 10-0 run to put the Beavers up 27-18. Brandt finished with 12 points.
At the 2:59 mark, Stanford was threatening again with the score 68-66.
Cooke responded with a 3-pointer on the next possession for Oregon State.
"There is a level of toughness about this team that we haven't had here in my previous five years," said Robinson.
Oregon State shot 45.5 percent from the field, including 4-of-6 from behind the 3-point line.
The Beavers also outscored the Cardinal 30-22 in the paint.
Few would have thought heading in the Beavers would go for 81 points against Stanford, who last allowed a team 70 points back in November.
"They scored 80-some points. That can't be us," Stanford's Chasen Randle said.
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