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Beavers squeak past Cal State Bakersfield for third straight

CORVALLIS — Roeland Schaftenaar had 20 points and eight rebounds Monday in Oregon State's 65-59 nonconference win over Cal State Bakersfield.

Oregon State (9-10) used a 7-0 run early in the second half to break a 34-34 tie and take the lead for good. But the Beavers had to hold on late as the Roadrunners cut a 13-point deficit to four in the final minute.

Alex Johnson had 19 points — including six 3-pointers — to lead Cal State Bakersfield (5-15).

Schaftenaar, the Pac-10 Conference's player of the week after Oregon State's surprising wins at California and Stanford, was 9-of-15 from the floor and also had three assists and two blocks.

Calvin Haynes added 19 points and five rebounds for the Beavers.

The victories over the Northern California schools represented Oregon State's first Pac-10 weekend road sweep in almost six years.

It set the Beavers up for a letdown against a struggling Bakersfield team. Sure enough, the Beavers wouldn't take command until the second half.

Schaftenaar's basket with 13:30 remaining in the first half put Oregon State ahead 11-10. Josh Tarver later scored on an assist from Schaftenaar, giving the Beavers their largest lead of the half at 21-16.

Bakersfield tied the score at 25, when Johnson hit consecutive 3-pointers. Schaftenaar's late basket gave the Beavers a 27-25 edge at the break.

No. 4 Oklahoma State 89, Oklahoma 81

At Stillwater, Okla., Blake Griffin had 26 points and 19 rebounds — one more than Oklahoma State — and Oklahoma survived a 3-point onslaught by the Cowboys.

Austin Johnson finished with 22 points and reserve Juan Pattillo added 12 as Oklahoma (20-1, 6-0 Big 12) won its fourth straight Bedlam game for the first time since a streak that ended in 1991.

No. 8 Marquette 71,Notre Dame 64

At South Bend, Ind., Jerel McNeal had a season-high 27 points to lead Marquette to its 10th straight victory.

It was the fourth straight loss overall and the second in a row at home for the Irish (12-7, 3-5 Big East), who had won 45 straight at the Joyce Center until losing Saturday to No. 2 UConn.

Luke Harangody had 29 points and 17 rebounds for the Irish, his 12th straight game with at least 20 points and ninth consecutive double-double.


Oregon 64, Portland 55

At Eugene, Micaela Cocks hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to lead Oregon to a past the University of Portland.

Lindsey Saffold had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Amanda Johnson added 12 points for the Ducks (8-11, 4-4 Pacific-10 Conference).

Laiken Dollente had 18 points for Portland (10-10, 3-2 West Coast Conference).

Oregon, playing its third game in five days, was coming off consecutive home losses to No. 11 Stanford and No. 6 California.

Monday's game was a makeup of a Dec. 26 contest that was postponed because of bad weather.

The Ducks were sluggish early, committing 13 turnovers in the first half. The Ducks were also dealt a blow when guard Taylor Lilley, their second-leading scorer, left the game late in the first half with a left ankle injury.

Portland scored the final seven points of the half to take a 32-25 lead at the break.

But Oregon rallied after intermission, taking the lead for good after back-to-back 3-pointers by Cocks midway through the second half.

Cocks hit another long 3 to give the Ducks their largest lead at 62-53 with 1:46 left.