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Obama watches as Oregon State stuns Maryland 90-83
OREGON ST 90, MARYLAND 83

By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- President Barack Obama might consider a
career in coaching or motivational speaking after he's done with
his second term.

Inspired by the words and presence of the President, Oregon
State surprised Maryland 90-83 on Sunday night.

Obama and the first family stayed to the end of the thrilling
game, and the Beavers rewarded him with their first victory over
an Atlantic Coast Conference school since 1999.

Beavers coach Craig Robinson is the older brother of Michelle
Obama, who sat with her husband, the couple's two daughters and
Marian Robinson, the first lady's mother, in the front row
behind the Oregon State bench.

Craig Robinson usually brings his team to the Washington area
around Thanksgiving, which enables him to visit family and
provide the Oregon State a White House tour.

"We always have the support of the President," Robinson said.
"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."

Coming off a home loss to Coppin State and a narrow win over
visiting Portland, the Beavers (2-1) flourished in the business
end of their trip to the East Coast. Roberto Nelson scored 31
points and Devon Collier had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and
Oregon State never trailed after opening the second half with an
8-0 run.

"They played inspired, for him, for themselves and for Oregon
State. It means a lot having him here," said Robinson, now 4-0
with the President in attendance.

"What we're trying to do is get him to come to some more games,"
the coach said.

Dez Wells scored 23 for the Terrapins (1-2), whose 30-game
non-conference winning streak at home ended.

"I think it was cool that (Obama) was here and it was great for
our University," Maryland coach Mark Turegon said. "It brought
out a bigger crowd. Hopefully, he was able to relax a little
bit."

Wearing a long-sleeved black polo shirt and jeans, Obama
received cheers and a few jeers from many in the packed house
before the game as he walked behind the scorer's table toward
his front-row seat. He waved in appreciation before settling
into his seat between his daughters, Malia and Sasha.

The appearance of the first family added a level of excitement -
and security - to an otherwise ordinary matchup between two
teams meeting for the first time.

Everyone entering the gates had their bags checked and was
required to pass through a metal detector. This included
cheerleaders, media members and team officials. Also, three
policemen were stationed in front of the student section across
the court from the President.

None of the attention appeared to deter Obama from enjoying a
first-hand view of a sport he has long followed

"Him coming out to support us is amazing," Collier said. "We
just came out and got the victory for him. Hopefully, we didn't
stress him out too much."

After the Beavers scored the first eight points of the second
half to take a 46-38 lead, the margin reached 12 points before a
3-pointer by Jake Layman sparked a 12-4 run that got Maryland to
61-57.

But Oregon State used a 7-0 spurt to make it 72-63, and the
Beavers - especially Nelson and Collier - subsequently had an
answer for every Maryland surge.

After drive by Wells made it 84-81, Nelson responded by sinking
a soft jumper with 29 seconds left to clinch it.

"This just shows how good we can be," Collier said.

The first half ended tied at 38 after Wells sank a jumper just
inside the midcourt line an instant after the buzzer sounded.
The shot was initially called good, and the President stared
intently at the video board to catch the replay.

Nelson scored 16 in a seesaw half that featured 12 ties and
eight lead changes. The Beavers went 13 for 22 (59 percent) from
the field but offset that by committing 11 turnovers and
allowing the Terrapins to grab 11 offensive rebounds.

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