Wiese hits six 3s to lift No. 8 Oregon State over Arizona

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Oregon State Coach Scott Rueck said that with his team's heart, effort and hustle, he wasn't worried about a letdown against Arizona.

''They bring it every single day to practice. . It's a lifestyle. It doesn't matter who, where, when. Any game, all the time,'' the Beavers coach added.

Sydney Wiese scored 20 points, hitting six 3-pointers, to help No. 8 Oregon State follow up a big win over Arizona State on Friday with a 73-48 rout of Arizona on Sunday.

Wiese set Oregon State's career record for 3-pointers against Arizona State on Friday. The sophomore now has 186 in her two years.

As usual, Wiese credited her hot shooting to the play calls and teammates' passes and screens.

''I always say I have the easy job just to make the shot, and they were open today,'' she said.

Jamie Weisner added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Beavers (23-2, 13-1 Pac-12).

But the game wasn't just about the long ball.

The Beavers outrebounded Arizona 48-22, and, at times on offense, pounded the ball down low. The tallest player on the Wildcats roster stands 6-foot-1, and Oregon State has six players taller, including center Ruth Hamblin at 6-foot-6.

Alli Gloyd had 10 points, all in the first half, for the Wildcats (9-16, 2-12).

Arizona Coach Niya Butts said the Beavers' size caught up with her team in the second half, when the Wildcats shot only 21.7 percent.

''Obviously, they prevent you from getting to the rim,'' Buttsa said. ''That's too much size in there. It's hard to hit baskets when you're shooting through the trees. Their size, that's one of their biggest strengths. And when you're shooting the ball as well as they do, that's a tough combination.''

Oregon State shot 47.5 percent for the game, compared to 35.8 percent for Arizona.

Arizona kept things close early, and was trailing 23-20 when Oregon State went on a 9-0 run, capped by a Hamblin lay-in at the 6:06 mark. The Beavers led 39-30 at halftime.

Oregon State stretched the lead to 17 points with a 10-2 run to open the second half. Wiese hit two straight 3-pointers, the second with 9:31 left, to put the Beavers up 64-38.

Candice Warthen came into the contest leading the Wildcats with 13 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. She had nine points and two rebounds on Sunday.


Oregon State: The school record for wins in a season is 24, set last year. ... Oregon State's men's and women's basketball teams are a combined 26-0 at Gill Coliseum this season. The only other school with both of its teams undefeated at home is Wichita State.

Arizona: The Wildcats haven't beaten a top-10 opponent since 2004, and haven't won on the road versus a ranked program since 2005. . Arizona had dropped its last five games against Oregon State.


Nine of the 10 Beaver players dressed for the game scored on Sunday. Samantha Siegner, the only Beaver who didn't score, still had four rebounds, two assists and a block in 10 minutes. ''To get everybody a chance to be out there today, and see some new faces and play with different lineups, it was fun,'' Wiese said.


The Beavers had 20 assists on Sunday, compared to 10 for Arizona. Before the game, Oregon State ranked fifth in the nation in assists per game with 19.5


Oregon State: plays at Colorado on Friday.

Arizona: plays at Southern California on Friday.