GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Oregon State senior guard Shannon
Howell got a game-high 36 points Sunday but the Beavers (2-5) lost
82-70 to the University of Florida.
Howell scored 22 of Oregon State's 32 first half points,
shooting 7 of 13 from the field, and scored 13 straight.The Gators (6-2) fhad a strong performance from posts Bernice
Mosby and Brittany Davis, who combined for 26 first half points and
helped Florida to a 37-32 halfrime lead.Tough defense launched Florida to a 50-36 lead early in the
second half.Florida led by as many as 20.Florida held a 40-20 edge on points in the paint and forced 27
Beaver turnovers in the game."Our decision making process was very weak," said OSU head
coach Judy Spoelstra. "Our inexperience on the floor shows when
the defense picks up."