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Warith Alatishe looks to lead Oregon State Basketall to a win over Tennessee

Mar 13, 2021; Las Vegas, NV, USA; The Oregon State Beavers cheer as head coach Wayne Tinkle presents the Pac-12 Tournament trophy after the Beavers defeated the Colorado Buffaloes 70-68 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 13, 2021; Las Vegas, NV, USA; The Oregon State Beavers cheer as head coach Wayne Tinkle presents the Pac-12 Tournament trophy after the Beavers defeated the Colorado Buffaloes 70-68 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports /
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1. Continue to shoot the three well

Oregon State checks in shooting 34.2 percent from three which is 122nd in the country. In their last three games, the Beavers have shot an uncharacteristic 44 percent from three in their 3 victories in the Pac-12 tournament. When the Beavers have shot lower than 37 percent from three they are 4-12 when they shoot above 37 percent they are 13-0.

Being able to hit three-point shots against a Tennessee team that has the 4th best defense in the country and is 71st in three-point defense at 31.8 percent. The best three-point shooter on this Oregon State team is Sophomore Jarod Lucas who shoots 39.4 percent from three on 5.9 attempts. He does an excellent job shooting in different ways like off the catch, off of movement, and off the dribble.

Maurice Calloo, a big man, has some pick and pop ability that knocks down 39.1 percent of his shots. Reserve guard Gianni Hunt shoots 38.5 percent from three while veterans Ethan Thompson and Zach Reichle shoot 33.1 percent from three and 34.0 percent from three respectively. A major factor in this game is gonna be how Oregon State shoots. If they shoot well they have a good chance to win.