Nov 17, 2013; College Park, MD, USA; Oregon State Beavers guard Roberto Nelson (55) shoots a free throw as the Maryland Terrapins fans attempt to distract him at Comcast Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon State Beavers beat Maryland Terrapins 90-83

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Things looked pretty grim for Oregon State after the Beavers lost to Coppin State last weekend and barely squeezed by the Portland Pilots a few days later. However, with the Obama family sitting behind their bench, the Beavers beat the Maryland Terrapins 90-83 on Sunday, getting huge games from seniors Roberto Nelson and Devon Collier (who scored 31 points and 29 points, respectively).

The Beavers, now 2-1 on the year, will have over a week off before they take on the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars. The Terrapins, now 1-2, will next play the Marist Red Foxes.

Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson, the older brother of Michelle Obama, said the team received a little pregame speech from President Barack Obama:

We always have the support of the President. Before this game, during our tour, he was admonishing the guys to make sure they started playing a little bit better because his brother-in-law is coaching the team. It was a cute thing, a fun thing to hear (Associated Press, per ESPN).

Robinson improved his career record to 4-0 in games attended by his brother-in-law.

[Source: ESPN]

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