October 28, 2015

OREGON STATE

Last season: Oregon State went 19-13 and finished sixth in the Pac-12 at 8-10.

Nickname: Beavers.

Coach: Wayne Tinkle.

Conference: Pac-12.

Who's gone: G Gary Payton II, the team's top scorer and son of the former Beavers and NBA great, and Guard Malcom Duvivier, who was to be a senior this season but left the team for personal reasons and returned to his native Canada. F Olaf Schaftenaar, F Jarmal Reid and G Langston Morris-Walker have also moved on.

Who's back: Forwards Tres Tinkle and Drew Eubanks, and G Stephen Thompson Jr. All three sophomores figure to start this season. Tinkle, the coach's son, averaged 13.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game before he injured a foot late in the season. Thompson, who averaged 10.6 points

Who's new: G Kendal Manuel, G Jaquori McLaughlin, G Ronnie Stacy, F Ben Kone.

The Skinny: The Beavers are a young team with just one senior on the roster, along with three junior college transfers who have never played at this level. Last season, the Beavers returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 26 years, and the team hopes to build on that experience for the future.

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