IIt was oh so close to a sweep for the Beavers over the Mountain schools in the Pac-12's first weekend of action. Friday night the Beavs dominated Colorado 76-57 but on Sunday they couldn't maintain the lead over the Utes losing a close one 66-64. Check out a few more details from the OSU official press release.
Oregon State battled until the very end before falling, 66-64, to Utah on Sunday afternoon at Gill Coliseum. The Beavers (9-5, 1-1 Pac-12) clawed back from a nine-point first-half deficit and took a 53-47 lead with 11:24 to play. The Utes (10-3, 2-0) answered with an 8-0 run and eventually took a 63-55 advantage with 3:37 on the clock. Oregon State cut it to one two times, once on a dunk by Alfred Hollinswith 1:07 to play, and the other time on a two free throws by Tres Tinklewith 27 seconds left. Sedrick Barefield split a pair of free throws with 20 seconds that gave Utah a 66-64 lead. The Beavers missed two 3-pointers and a putback in the final seconds that could have won the game or sent it to overtime.
The Beavs now host Oregon Friday in a huge Civil War marchup. 6:30 the pregame coverage begins on 1190 KEX