Oregon State 70, Northern Colorado 52

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Chris Stephens had 17 points and three
assists to lead Oregon State to a 70-52 win against Northern
Colorado at Gill Coliseum on Wednesday night.

Sasa Cuic and Kyle Jefferson each added 13 points and five
rebounds for Oregon State (3-3).

Kirk Archibeque had 10 points and seven rebounds to lead
Northern Colorado(0-11), a Division I independent.

The Beavers used a 15-2 run to jump out to a 17-4 lead, and
scored 12 straight points later in the half.

Oregon State had three players -- Sasa Cuic, Kyle Jeffers and
Stephens -- with eight points or more in the first half and led
39-18 at halftime.

Oregon State led by as many as 28 in the second half, while
Northern Colorado got within 14. The Beavers forced Northern
Colorado into 11 turnovers in the first half and 19 for the game.