To make matters worse, Oregon State went beyond trash talking prior to Saturday's game with Washington.
It began Friday when OSU senior forward Marcel Jones and freshman center Sean Carter led a contingent of about five Beavers onto the court at the end of UW's practice, with Jones boasting, "Don't let our record fool you."Oh, good. An arranged fight. Where are the Jets and Sharks when you need them?
According to several UW players, coaches and others in the traveling party, the tensions didn't end there.
Washington players and coaches said a Beavers player, who several identified as Jones, left a voice message for Huskies guard Joel Smith, asking UW players to come to the parking lot of the hotel where Washington was staying, and fight.
The Huskies did not take up Jones' tempting offer to duke it out like in a teen drama. They did beat the Beavers by nearly 40, though.