The Beavers battled one of the Nation's top teams to Overtime before coming up short 75-65>
This was an emotional night for both teams. The Beavers are preparing for the Pac-12 conference tournament in Las Vegas in two weeks and wanted to show the rest of the conference they are an up and coming program. Despite the loss, I don't think anyone wants to face Oregon State in the tourney.
For Arizona, they were playing in Corvallis reeling from the news that one of their best players, Allonzo Trier not going to play. Trier was declared ineligible by the NCAA after a trace amount of a banned substance was found during a late January drug screen. He is out indefinitely.
It was another exciting evening in Gill. Check out the highlights above courtesy of FS1.
Here is more info courtesy of Oregon State Athletics:
The Beavers (13-14, 5-10 Pac-12) battled back from a 12-point first-half deficit and tied the game 50-50 when Gligorije Rakocevic made a baby hook with 9:51 to play. Stephen Thompson Jr. followed the hook with a jumper that gave Oregon State a 52-50 lead. The lead grew to 56-53 after four free throws by Ethan Thompson and Tres Tinkle. The lead changed four times in the final 4:18 before Rawle Alkins made two free throws with 14 seconds left to tie it at 61. Thompson Jr., who hit a game-winning 3-pointer two weeks ago against Washington had a jumper go in and out. Arizona (22-6, 12-3) went 4-for-4 from the field in overtime, including two 3-pointers, to outscore the Beavers 14-4 in the extra frame. Ethan Thompson led Oregon State, and tied a career high, with 20 points, going 7-for-14 from the field, 4-for-8 from beyond the arc and 2-for-2 from the free throw line. He added eight rebounds two assists and a steal. Tres Tinkle had 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals. He's now scored in double figures in 30 consecutive games.