WAILUKU, Hawaii — Oregon State didn’t let the surroundings of Maui distract them on Friday night.
The Beavers, coming off a loss at No. 14 Duke last Saturday, spotted Nevada a 2-0 lead.
But from that point it was all Oregon State.
The No. 21 Beavers took control with a sensational shooting night and rolled to a 89-49 women's basketball victory over Nevada in the first game of the Maui Jim Maui Classic.
"I was really proud of the effort," coach Scott Rueck said. "I thought we really scrapped hard tonight. We played really good defense. ... We shot the ball obviuosly well tonight and really moved it weel and thought overall it was a really strong performance.
"I liked the way we just maintained our intensity. We didn't play to the scoreboard, we just played possession by possession. We were diving on the floor for 40 minutes and the team just had a great time competing."
Oregon State will take on Utah State around 9 p.m. Saturday. Utah Valley dropped a 64-52 decision to Montana State on Friday.
Nevada was coming off an 88-57 loss to No. 1 Connecticut on Tuesday at home.
Kat Tudor led a balanced Beavers' scoring attack — that had eight players score at least eight points — with 15. Marie Gulich scored all 14 of her points in the first half.
Katie McWilliams chipped in 14 points and Taylor Kalmer had 11.
Mikayla Pivec had nine and Aleah Goodman, Taya Corosdale and Joanna Grymek all added eight.
Up 48-23 at the half, the Beavers (4-2) blitzed Nevada (3-4) to open the third quarter, burying four 3-pointers — two each by Tudor and McWilliams — for a 62-30 lead.
The long-range shooting continued as the Beavers finished the period 7 for 8 from deep and 10 for 14 overall for a 75-38 edge.
The Beavers shot nearly 60 percent through the first three quarters, hitting 31 of 52 shots from the floor, including 12 for 19 (63.2 percent) from 3.
Oregon State tailed off some in the fourth quarter but still managed to win the quarter and lead by as many as 42.
The Beavers finished 36 for 67 from the floor (53.7 percent) and 13 for 24 (54.2 percent) from 3. Nevada was just 17 for 62 from the field for 27.4 percent.
The first quarter set the tone as Oregon State hit 11 of 20 shots from the floor in the first 10 minutes, including shooting 4 for 7 from 3 for a 26-13 lead.
Nevada, meanwhile, was just 4 for 13 and stayed in the game thanks to a 5-for-7 performance from the foul line.
The Beavers used a quick 9-0 spurt to open the second quarter to take command at 35-13 just over two minutes into the period. They led 48-23 at the break.
Oregon State was a sensational 21 for 38 from the field in the first half, including 5 for 11 from 3. The Beavers won the boards 26-14 and had 12 assists.
Gulich had 14 points on 7-for-8 shooting as nine Beavers scored in the first half.
Nevada was a dismal 8 for 30 from the floor and 6 for 11 from the stripe.
Teige Zeller had 12 of Nevada’s 24 first-half points on 5-for-15 shooting. She finished with 17 points.