Oregon State, fresh off its best performance of the season though in defeat, play Florida at 3 p.m. Friday in the PK Legacy tournament at Moda Center.
The Beavers took No. 8 Duke to the wire before losing 54-51 in their PK opener Thursday. Florida is coming off a
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Florida (3-2) vs. Oregon State (3-2)
Time: 3 p.m. Friday
Where: Moda Center
On air: ESPNU
KenPom ranking: Oregon State 223, Duke 38
Betting line: Florida by 14
Projected starters for Oregon State
G – Jordan Pope (6-2 freshman)
G – Dexter Akanno (6-5 junior)
C – Rodrigue Andela (6-8 senior)
F – Glenn Taylor Jr. (6-6 sophomore)
F – Dzmitry Ryuny (6-9 senior)
Up next for OSU: West Virginia or Portland State, Sunday, TBA, Chiles Center
Previous meetings: First time the teams have played each other.
Notable: Oregon State led for 19 minutes during Thursday’s PK Legacy quarterfinal, falling to Duke after Taylor and Pope missed game-tying three-pointers during the final five seconds. … Florida fell 90-83 to Xavier in its quarterfinal. Colin Castleton is the Gators’ top player, averaging 22.4 points and 9.0 rebounds a game. Castleton had 11 points and 10 boards against Xavier. … Pope, who led OSU with 14 points against Duke, is the Beavers’ top scorer at 15.2 points a game. The freshman guard has reached double figures in each of his first five games at OSU. … Duke shot 26.7% percent from the floor. That is the lowest percentage by an OSU opponent since 2014., and lowest allowed in a loss since at least 1997.
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