The Beavers are moving into the Quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tourney. Another epic battle with Northwest rival Washington. Both teams had opportunities to wrap up the game in regulation but this one went to OT. In the extra period it appeared Tres Tinkle was favoring his right foot or ankle. We will see if he is ok later today. He actually hit two huge free throws to give the Beavers a 66-64 lead and then a key turnover by the Huskies helped secure the win for Oregon State. Below the official release by Oregon State about the game. But what a difference a year makes. Wayne'Tinkle's team improves to 16-15 and face a USC team that they should have beaten in Corvallis and then lost to the Trojans by 13 at the Galen Center.
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Drew Eubanks scored 19 points, Stephen Thompson Jr. added 14 and Oregon State outlasted Washington 69-66 in overtime on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament. Oregon State went up 66-64 in overtime on Tres Tinkle's two free throws and Washington tried to set up a shot to tie, but David Crip threw the ball out of bounds. Eubanks hit 1 of 2 free throws and Crisp scored on a layup with 3.1 seconds left to pull the Huskies within two. Tinkle hit two more free throws with 2.5 seconds left and Crisp got a good look at a tying 3-pointer, but it caromed off the back of the rim. Oregon State (16-15) moves on to face No. 2 seed USC in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Tinkle posted his eighth double-double of the season, and 12th in his career, with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Zach Reichle played a career-high 33 minutes and tied career highs with seven points and seven rebounds. Matisse Thybulle had 19 points and Noah Dickerson 15 points to lead Washington (20-12). The third meeting of the season became a defensive battle, neither team able to find much operating room. Oregon State made 8 of 23 shots in the first half, including 1 for 7 from the 3-point arc. Washington was slightly better, going 11 for 29 and 2 for 9 from 3 to lead 29-25. Halftime adjustments freed up both offenses early before the defenses controlled the game again. Oregon State went nearly 6 minutes without scoring, but Washington couldn't stretch its lead. Then the Huskies had a stretch when it went 1 for 9 and the Beavers capitalized, going on a 10-2 run to go up 55-51.