Oregon State Beavers men's basketball

Oregon State Beavers men's basketball
2016–17 Oregon State Beavers men's basketball team
University Oregon State University
Conference Pac-12
Location Corvallis, Oregon
Head coach Wayne Tinkle (2nd year)
Arena Gill Coliseum
(Capacity: 9,604)
Nickname Beavers
Student section Beaver Dam
Colors Orange and Black[1]
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1949, 1963
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1949, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1982*
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1955, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1975, 1982*
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1947, 1949, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1975, 1980*, 1981*, 1982*
NCAA Tournament appearances
1947, 1949, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1975, 1980*, 1981*, 1982*, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2016
*vacated by the NCAA
Conference regular season champions
1916, 1933, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1958, 1966, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1990

The Oregon State Beavers men's basketball program, established in 1901, is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of the Oregon State University Beavers. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the Pac-12 Conference. The team plays home games in Gill Coliseum. They are currently coached by Wayne Tinkle.

Oregon State has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 17 times, advancing to the Final Four twice (1949 and 1963). The Beavers have only appeared in the NCAA Tournament one time since 1990 following appearances in seven Tournaments in the 1980s. Their most recent appearance was in 2016 where they lost in the First Round to VCU.

NCAA records

Oregon State holds several NCAA basketball records:

Individual Records

Top Season Performances by Class

Team Records


The Oregon State men's basketball team has had 21 head coaches and one interim head coach. Both Amory T."Slats"Gill and Ralph Miller are members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Craig Robinson, the coach preceding Wayne Tinkle, was hired by OSU in 2008 out of Brown University, where Robinson had just coached the Bears to a school-record 19 wins.[2] Robinson is the brother of United States first lady Michelle Obama, and the brother-in-law to United States President Barack Obama.[3] The longest-tenured head coach was Slats Gill, who was the coach for 36 seasons, winning 599 games during his time at OSU. The current coach, Wayne Tinkle, was hired by OSU in 2014 from the University of Montana – Missoula, where he coached the Montana Grizzlies to two Big Sky Conference championships and a school-record 25 wins.

Head Coach Years Win-Loss Pct.
J.B. Patterson19021–2.333
J.W. Viggers19035–1.883
W.O. Trine1904–190739–7.848
Roy Heater19087–4.636
E.D. Angell1909–191019–8.704
Clifford Reed19113–5.375
E. J. Stewart1912–191667–33.670
Everett May191711–7.611
Howard Ray191815–01.000
H. W. Hargiss1919–192010–25.286
R. B. Rutherford1921–192227–19.587
Bob Hager1923–1928115–53.685
Slats Gill1929–1964599–392.604
Paul Valenti1965–197091–82.526
Ralph Miller1971–1989359–186.659
Jim Anderson1990–199579–90.467
Eddie Payne1996–200052–88.371
Ritchie McKay2001–200222–37.372
Jay John2003–200872–97.426
Kevin Mouton (interim)20080–13.000
Craig Robinson2008–201493–104.469
Wayne Tinkle2014–present36-27.571


Oregon Ducks — The Civil War is Oregon State's main rivalry.

Washington Huskies — The Dog Fight is one of Oregon State's lesser known rivalry games.

Washington State Cougars — The Cougars and Beavers are longtime Pac-12 (and regional) rivals.

Notable players

Oregon State has had 75 all-conference and 32 All-America selections, five Pac-10 Players of the Year, 42 players selected in the NBA Draft, and 24 players that have gone on to play in the NBA.[2][4] Additionally, OSU basketball alumni have 4 gold medals at the Olympics, including one by Lew Beck, who never played in the NBA. A total of 7 players have won 11 NBA titles, including three by A. C. Green, two by Brent Barry, two by Mel Counts, and one each by Red Rocha, Dave Gambee, Lonnie Shelton, and Gary Payton.[5]

The players who have gone on to play in the NBA are:

Retired numbers

Oregon State has retired the jersey numbers of five players:[6]

1980–83 – Orange Express

The 1980–81 Oregon State men's basketball season was arguably one of the best and ironically most upsetting basketball seasons in Oregon State history. The team was referred to as the Orange Express and was led by Beaver legendary coach Ralph Miller.[7][8][9] The Orange Express season was led by Beaver great, Steve Johnson's, in his last year at OSU. This season would be the first time in OSU history that the Beavers would win at UCLA. The Orange Express spent a school record 25 weeks as #1 in the polls while finishing with a 26–2 record. At 26–1 the team would go into the NCAA tournament as a #1 seed and were upset by #8 seed Kansas State 50–48 in the First round. Miller was awarded UPI and AP Coach of the Year honors and Steve Johnson would receive All-American honors.[7] Throughout 1980–83 OSU held a 77–11 record which at the time was only bested by DePaul's 79–6 record. This record included a 35–1 record at Gill Coliseum including a school best 24 consecutive home wins.[7]

However, NCAA sanctions followed these standout teams.[10] The NCAA found that many players, from 1979–1983 were involved in improper arrangements with outside representative related to the purchase of complimentary basketball tickets and the receipt of other prohibited benefits.[10] The NCAA vacated appearances from the 1980, 1981, and 1982 tournaments.


Years Conference
1901–1908 Independent
1908–1915 Northwest Conference (NWC)
1915–1959 Pacific Coast Conference (PCC)
1959–1964 Independent
1964–1968 Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU)
1968–1978 Pacific-8 Conference
1978–2011 Pacific-10 Conference
2011–present Pac-12 Conference

Postseason history

NCAA tournament results

The Beavers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 17* (14) times. Their combined record is 12–20* (10-17). OSU had three NCAA Tournament appearances (1980, 1981 and 1982) vacated by the NCAA.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1947 Elite Eight
Regional 3rd Place Game
L 55–56
W 63–46
1949 Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Oklahoma State
W 56–38
L 30–55
L 53–57
1955 Sweet Sxiteen
Elite Eight
San Francisco
W 83–71
L 56–57
1962 Round of 25
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
W 69–65 OT
W 69–67
L 69–88
1963 Round of 25
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
San Francisco
Arizona State
W 70–66
W 65–31
W 83–65
L 46–80
L 63–85
1964 Round of 25 Seattle L 57–61
1966 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
W 63–60
L 64–70
1975 Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Middle Tennessee State
Central Michigan
W 78–67
L 71–81
L 87–88
1980* #2 Round of 32 #10 Lamar L 77–81*
1981* #1 Round of 32 #8 Kansas State L 48–50*
1982* #2 Round of 32
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#7 Pepperdine
#3 Idaho
#1 Georgetown
W 70–51*
W 60–42*
L 45–69*
1984 #6 Round of 48 #11 West Virginia L 62–64
1985 #10 Round of 64 #7 Notre Dame L 70–79
1988 #12 Round of 64 #5 Louisville L 61–70
1989 #6 Round of 64 #11 Evansville L 90–94 OT
1990 #5 Round of 64 #12 Ball State L 53–54
2016 #7 Round of 64 #10 VCU L 67–75
NCAA Tournament Seeding History

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.

Years → '80 '81 '82 '84 '85 '88 '89 '90 '16

NIT results

The Beavers have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) four times. Their combined record is 3–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1979 First Round Nevada L 61–62
1983 First Round
Second Round
New Orleans
Fresno State
W 77–59
W 88–71
L 67–76
1987 First Round
Second Round
New Mexico
W 85–82
L 62–65
2005 Opening Round Cal State Fullerton L 83–85

CBI results

The Beavers have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) four times. Their combined record is 7–4. They were CBI Champions in 2009.

Year Round Opponent Result
2009 First Round
Finals–Game 1
Finals–Game 2
Finals–Game 3
W 49–45
W 71–70 OT
W 65–62 OT
W 75–69
L 63–70
W 81–73
2010 First Round Boston University L 78–96
2012 First Round
Western Illinois
Washington State
W 80–59
W 101–81
L 55–72
2014 First Round Radford L 92–96

All-time record vs. Pac-12 opponents

The Oregon State Beavers have the following series records vs. Pac-12 opponents.

Opponent Wins Losses Pct. Streak
Arizona 21 60 .259 Arizona 2
Arizona St. 42 43 .494 OSU 1
California 62 84 .425 Cal 2
Colorado 6 12 .333 OSU 1
Oregon 186 160 .538 Oregon 1
Stanford 73 68 .518 OSU 1
UCLA 38 92 .292 OSU 1
USC 64 69 .481 USC 1
Utah 11 16 .407 OSU 1
Washington 140 158 .470 OSU 1
Wash. St. 170 123 .580 OSU 6


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