Beavers can't finish losing tough one to Huskies 79-77

posted by Ron Callan - 

It was another entertaining game between two Northwest rivals. Last month the double overtime thriller at Gill. The Beavers gutted out a 97-94 win with Stevie Thompson Jr. making the incredible three at the end of the second extra session. Last night it was once again a game that Wayne Tinkle's team had chances to win but let it slip away. Below the official release from Oregon State. One more regular season game to go and its tomorrow on the Palouse. The Beavers and the Cougars. Pregame coverage with Mike Parker the voice of the Beavs begins at 3:pm with the tip at 3:30 on 1190 KEX.


 Oregon State battled back from an 11-point first-half deficit, but Washington won a back-and-forth game 79-77 on Thursday night at Alaska Airlines Arena. The Beavers (14-15, 6-11 Pac-12) quickly erased a 42-37 halftime deficit by making four of their first five second-half shots, pulling even at 44-44 on Ethan Thompson's 3-pointer. Alfred Hollins and Zach Reichle each made a pair of free throws that gave Oregon State a 59-57 lead, its first since the 16:34 mark of the first half. The teams traded leads before Stephen Thompson Jr. gave the Beavers a 64-63 edge with a jumper in the key. Washington reeled off the next seven points to take a 70-64 and held on for the win. Tres Tinkle scored a team-high 22 points and is now just four points away from joining the 1,000-point club. He added seven rebounds, two assist and two steals. Thompson Jr. had 19 points, including three first-half 3-pointers, Drew Eubanks added 15 points and seven rebounds, and Gligorije Rakocevic scored a season-high 10 points, all in the first half. The Beavers trailed 42-31 with 2:12 to play in the first half but closed the frame on a 6-0 run to close the gap to 42-37. Rakocevic scored four points during the run and finished the half with 10 points, going 5-for-5 from the field. Noah Dickerson led Washington (20-10, 10-7) with 22 points.

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