Devon Collier added 13 points, seven rebounds and five
assists for Oregon State (6-2), which shot 45.5 percent from the
field after entering the game leading the nation at 54.9.
Roberto Nelson, the nation's third-leading scorer at 24.7, was
ejected in the first half for throwing a punch at Marcus Damas
Mike Burwell scored a career-high 20 points for Towson (7-5).
Damas contributed 14 points, Four McGlynn finished with 12 and
Jerrelle Benimon had 11 for the Tigers.
Collier, Nelson and fellow starter Challe Barton each picked up
two fouls in the first nine minutes, but the Beavers never
trailed. With the score tied at 20 at the midway point of the
opening half, Oregon State followed with 10 unanswered points
and eventually took a 41-29 lead into the half.
The Tigers didn't fade away after falling behind by 21 points
with just over 10 minutes remaining. They pulled within nine
with 5:10 left, but the Beavers sealed the win by shooting
10-for-12 from the free throw line in the final 1:02.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Brandt, a 6-10 senior center, established his
previous career high of 22 points in the second-to-last game of
the 2011-12 season and then suffered a season-ending torn ACL in
the fourth game a year ago. … Collier had his streak of five
straight games with with at least 20 points ended, the longest
streak for an Oregon State player since Gary Payton in 1990. …
Benimon, who came in averaging 16.5 points and 10.1 rebounds and
scorched the Beavers for 20 points and a career-high 21 rebounds
in the overtime win last season, added 12 rebounds and five
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