No. 21 Beavers breeze past Wolf Pack, 89-49

Players on the Oregon State bench celebrate a 3-pointer during the first quarter of the Beavers’ 89-49 victory over Nevada in a Maui Jim Maui Classic game Friday night at War Memorial Gym. - The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Players on the Oregon State bench celebrate a 3-pointer during the first quarter of the Beavers’ 89-49 victory over Nevada in a Maui Jim Maui Classic game Friday night at War Memorial Gym. - The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

WAILUKU — The Oregon State women’s basketball team is building a home away from home at War Memorial Gym.

The Beavers, ranked 21st by The Associated Press, improved to 3-0 at the facility with an easy 89-49 win over Nevada on the first night of the Maui Jim Maui Classic that drew 785 fans on Friday.

Oregon State will finish the second annual tournament that it hosts with a game against Utah State tonight following the Montana State-Nevada game, which starts at 5 p.m.

“I love this building,” Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said. “When these fans come out and start filling these bleachers up it means the world to us. It’s the vision becoming a reality. So, I mean, this is home.”

Marie Gulich, OSU’s 6-foot-5 senior forward, scored all 14 of her points in the first half on 7-for-8 shooting in 12 minutes of action. She missed her only shot of the second half, but also grabbed four rebounds to help the Beavers to a 45-32 advantage on the boards.

Oregon State’s Marie Gulich puts up a shot in the first quarter Friday. - The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Oregon State’s Marie Gulich puts up a shot in the first quarter Friday. - The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

“The last couple weeks we’ve been emphasizing rebounds a lot,” said Gulich, who was named to the 50-player Naismith Award watch list this week. “Notre Dame outrebounded us (in an OSU loss), so after that we had to focus on those things.”

Gulich said the Beavers are beginning to feel right at home at War Memorial. Their home floor, Gill Coliseum, is one of the toughest places to play in the Pac-12 Conference.

“It’s amazing, I love that the people are so into it,” Gulich said. “They’re, like, cheering and I love it. It’s almost like Gill, but just on Maui.”

Oregon State (4-2) marched out to a 12-3 lead on a layup by Gulich 4 minutes, 22 seconds into the game and the Beavers never let up. They led 48-23 at the half and the lead reached 42 with just over a minute to play.

Sophomore guard Kat Tudor had a team-high 15 points for Oregon State, which shot 36-for-67 (53.7 percent) from the field. The Beavers were 13-for-24 from 3-point range — Tudor was 4-for-10 and Katie McWilliams was 4-for-5 to finish with 12 points.

The Beavers’ Taya Corosdale makes a basket as she’s fouled by Nevada’s Kristin Dearth in the first quarter. - The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

The Beavers’ Taya Corosdale makes a basket as she’s fouled by Nevada’s Kristin Dearth in the first quarter. - The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo

Nevada (3-4) was led by Teige Zeller, who had 17 points, and Terae Briggs had 12.

“I didn’t think we came out particularly strong, unfortunately,” first-year Wolf Pack coach Amanda Levens said. “We just didn’t play very well, but give credit to them — they played very well. With our team, we’ve got a lot of newness.”

* Robert Collias is at rcollias@mauinews.com

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NEVADA (3-4)

Zeller 8-21 1-4 17, Dearth 0-3 0-0 0, Bergman 1-4 0-0 3, Tobey 1-3 0-0 2, Moe 2-7 4-6 9, Sumilong 0-2 0-0 0, Jones 0-3 0-0 0, Briggs 3-12 6-7 12, King 2-6 2-4 6, Redmon 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 17-62 13-21 49.

OREGON STATE (4-2)

Washington 2-6 0-0 4, Gulich 7-9 0-0 14, Pivec 4-6 1-3 9, McWilliams 4-5 0-0 12, Tudor 4-10 3-5 15, Goodman 3-7 0-1 8, Corosdale 3-6 0-1 8, Grymek 4-7 0-0 8, Thropay 0-0 0-0 0, Kalmer 5-11 0-0 11, Totals 36-67 4-10 89.

Nevada 13 10 15 11–49

Oregon State 26 22 27 14–89

3-Point Goals–Nevada 2-10 (Bergman 1-4, Tobey 0-1, Moe 1-1, Sumilong 0-1, Jones 0-2, King 0-1), Oregon State 13-24 (Pivec 0-1, McWilliams 4-5, Tudor 4-10, Goodman 2-3, Corosdale 2-3, Kalmer 1-2). Assists–Nevada 7 (Moe 3), Oregon State 22 (Goodman 5). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Nevada 32 (Zeller, Dearth 7), Oregon State 45 (Pivec 7). Total Fouls–Nevada 13, Oregon State 17.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Friday’s Results

MEN

AP TOP 25

No. 13 North Carolina 85, Davidson 75

No. 15 Gonzaga 91, No. 25 Creighton 74

EAST

Army 81, UMBC 70

Manhattan 70, Holy Cross 54

Navy 82, Delaware 76

Pittsburgh 76, Duquesne 64

Towson 67, La Salle 60

Wagner 78, Fairfield 76

SOUTH

Alcorn St. 89, Rust College 50

Grambling St. 64, Georgia Tech 63

High Point 90, Johnson & Wales 54

Louisiana-Lafayette 105, Nicholls 80

Marist 100, The Citadel 91

Purdue 80, Maryland 75

Stetson 85, Edward Waters 52

MIDWEST

Bradley 67, E. Illinois 56

Cent. Michigan 70, Jackson St. 63

Northwestern 72, Illinois 68, OT

Ohio 80, Coppin St. 37

SOUTHWEST

Texas A&M-CC 80, Texas Lutheran 42

FAR WEST

Boise St. 73, Oregon 70

Idaho St. 92, Bethesda 71

WOMEN

EAST

Cleveland St. 70, Niagara 61

Cornell 48, Stony Brook 40

Drexel 52, Lafayette 37

New Hampshire 65, Northeastern 50

Rider 64, Vermont 49

SOUTH

Alabama A&M 71, Murray St. 54

Belmont 90, Presbyterian 48

Grand Canyon 77, FAU 73, 2OT

North Carolina 90, Hartford 70

Quinnipiac 81, Richmond 65

Stetson 67, Webber International 30

Troy 89, Jacksonville 88

UAB 70, Appalachian St. 59

MIDWEST

Loyola of Chicago 46, Chicago St. 28

Milwaukee 74, N. Dakota St. 38

Rio Grande 67, UMass 59

Saint Louis 48, UALR 45

W. Illinois 78, Wichita St. 65

Wright St. 82, Tennessee Tech 59

SOUTHWEST

Houston 62, Texas-Arlington 58

Oral Roberts 64, Long Beach St. 58

TCU 88, Alabama 67

UTSA 68, MVSU 55

FAR WEST

Montana 68, Cal St.-Fullerton 47

Montana St. 64, Utah St. 52

Oregon St. 89, Nevada 49

San Francisco 87, San Jose St. 81

Southern Cal 80, Loyola Marymount 70

Washington 81, Idaho 69

Washington St. 72, Idaho St. 55

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