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Game Thread, Preview and How to Watch: Oregon State Beavers vs. Stanford Cardinal

Stanford begins its final two-game road stretch against the Oregons tonight

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The Stanford Cardinal take to the road in their final two games of the 2019-20 season as they head to Corvallis to take on Oregon State before heading south to Eugene for Saturday’s regular-season finale against Oregon. Tip off for the game against Oregon State tonight is set for 6:00 p.m. PT and is a pivotal game for the Cardinal’s NCAA Tournament resume.

According to ESPN’s Joe Lunadri, Stanford is one of the ‘last four in’ heading into the final two games of the regular season across the country. The Cardinal land in the No. 11 play-in spot in Lunardi’s bracket that was updated on March 2.

Another ‘bracketology’ source — the USAToday — has the Cardinal currently in also as a No. 11 seed but not in a play-in scenario. Stanford currently sits at 20-9 (9-7).

As updated as March 4, Stanford’s strength of schedule ranks just 96th in the country and their non-conference strength of schedule rankings 215th. Their good wins, according to the USAToday, are against Oregon, Oklahoma, UCLA and Colorado while their bad losses are to Utah, Cal and tonight’s opponent Oregon State.

That proves why this is a must-win game for Stanford as they must showcase that they’re a better team than the one who lost to the Beavers, 63-68 at home in late January.

Freshman sensation Tyrell Terry, who was just awarded Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the second time this year, will certainly need to bring more of that A-game against the Oregon schools in the final two outings. Terry is averaging 15.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while shooting .458 from the field. Oscar da Silva leads the team with 16.1 points per game while Daejon Davis paces the Cardinal with 102 assists so far this season.

Stanford rides a four-game winning streak into Corvallis and their NCAA Tournament chances will continue to rise high with a win against Oregon State.

How to watch

Tip off at 6:00 p.m. PT and can be found on the Pac-12 Network
You can tune-in to Stanford’s coverage at GoStanford
Check out all your preview needs with the GameDay profile
TuneIn to the radio broadcast via Stanford Basketball Radio Station

The only thing left now is to cheer on our Cardinal!

Oh, and let this serve as our official Oregon State Beavers vs Stanford Cardinal game thread.