The Oregon State Beavers gave 17th ranked Arizona fits Friday night at the McKale center in Tucson before eventually losing to the Wildcats 62-53. The Beavers were orange-hot early building up a quick 12-2 lead. However, the Wildcats bgan to chip away at the Beaver lead and by halftime it was 22-21 OSU.
Oregon State held a 39-38 lead with 7:53 to play, but the Wildcats went on a 10-0 run to take a 48-39 advantage and held on for the win in front of crowd of 14,644. The highlights courtesy of the Arizona website.
Tres Tinkle led the Beavers with 18 points and nine rebounds. Stephen Thompson Jr. was the other OSU player in double figures with 12 points. He also had five boards and three steals. Drew Eubanks added eight points, five rebound and two blocked shots. Seth Berger played well again with four points, on 2-for-3 shooting, and six rebounds. Allonzo Trier scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to lead the Wildcats. Deandre Ayton had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Rawle Alkins scored 11 points, nine in the second half The Beavers return to action against No. 11 Arizona State at 3 p.m. PT (4 p.m. MT) on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network.