The chant ringing out at Oregon State Sunday stung —- "Just like football."
This past fall, the Oregon State football team defeated then-No. 1 Southern California 27-21 across the street at Reser Stadium. On Sunday, Oregon State (6-6, 1-1 Pac-10) erased a 15-point second-half deficit to beat the Trojans 62-58 in overtime.
The win snapped the basketball team's 23-game Pacific-10 Conference losing streak.
Roeland Schaftenaar's 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime and the Beavers outscored the Trojans 8-4 in the extra period.
The Beavers are in their first season under coach Craig Robinson, the brother-in-law of President-elect Barack Obama. Change arrived just two games into their conference season.
Southern Cal's Keith Wilkinson made a 3-pointer to open the overtime, but the Trojans didn't score again until Wilkinson's free throw with 4.3 seconds remaining.
The Trojans led 25-20 at halftime and extended the advantage to as many as 15 in the second half before the Beavers staged an unlikely rally punctuated by Schaftenaar's 3-pointer.
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The Trojans had a chance to win in the final second of regulation. With the ball at midcourt following a time-out, DeMar DeRozan caught an inbounds pass behind the basket and his shot attempt hit the side of the backboard as time expired.
Southern Cal's second-half collapse included four turnovers in the last five minutes of regulation. The Trojans finished with 18 for the game.