They were so close. The Beavs staged a great comeback in the second half against UCLA last night at Pauley Pavilion but just couldn't finish against UCLA. 75-68 the final. The Beavers road woes continue. 20 straight losses away from Gill, Lets see if they can end that streak tomorrow night at the Galen Center against USC....7:30 the pregame coverage with Mike Parker on 1190 KEX.
Below is the official game release from Oregon State Athletics.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Oregon State battled back from a 13-point first-half deficit to take a lead in the second frame but was unable to hang on in a 75-68 loss on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion. Freshman forward Alfred Hollins led the Beavers (13-12, 5-8 Pac-12) with a career-high 24 points. He went 7-for-11 from the field, 3-for-5 from beyond the arc and 7-for-10 from the free throw line for the best game of his young career. Stephen Thompson Jr. added 13 points and Tres Tinkleextended his double-figure scoring streak to 28 games with 11 points. Drew Eubanks added six points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots. Oregon State outscored the Bruins 13-6 to open the second half, taking a 49-48 lead on two free throws by Thompson Jr. with 14:58 to play. Jaylen Hands answered with two free throws and UCLA would never relinquish the lead. The Beavers fell behind by 13 points in the first half, but cut it to 38-36 on a dunk by Drew Eubanks, before the Bruins scored four straight to take a 42-36 lead at the break. UCLA (18-8, 9-5) was led by Aaron Holiday with 17 points and 10 assists. Thomas Welsh also had a double-double with 15 points and 17 rebounds. The Bruins outrebounded Oregon State 51-33 and went to the free throw line 37 times compared to 18 for the Beavers. The Beavers next play USC at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Galen Center in a game televised nationally on FS1.