Nelson ready to take over at Oregon State

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Associated Press

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 1 at 2:05 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Roberto Nelson is looking forward to his chance to guide the Oregon State Beavers now that Jared Cunningham has moved on.

The Beavers went 21-15 last season for their first 20-win season since 1989-90. They led the Pac-12 in scoring with an average of 78.9 points per game, a school record.

A big reason for their offensive success was Cunningham, who was the 24th overall pick in the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers before he was traded on draft night to the Dallas Mavericks. He was the first Oregon State player to be drafted in 14 years.

Cunningham, who had a year of eligibility remaining, averaged 17.9 points and 3.8 rebounds and had 91 total steals.

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