The Beavers were coming off two tough losses to St.Louis and Texas A and M. A road loss and a loss at the Moda Center. This game featured the defense and inside game of Kylor Kelly. Here are the details from the official game release.
Kylor Kelley set a school record with nine blocks and added 10 points and nine rebounds as Oregon State beat Pepperdine 82-67 on Monday night at Gill Coliseum. Kelley also set an Oregon State record with multiple blocked shots in 10 straight games.
Tres Tinkle had 21 points, seven assists and five steals and Stephen Thompson Jr. added 20 points for the Beavers (7-3). The Beavers went on a 12-3 run, fueled by five straight points by Alfred Hollins, to take a 32-23 lead at the 5:39 mark.
Hollins banked in a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give Oregon State a 46-36 lead. The Beavers took over the game with a 15-3 surge to start the second half, capped by a Kelley dunk with 12:25 remaining. Hollins finished with 17 points and seven rebounds for Oregon State.
Zach Reichle scored a career-high 13 points, going 3-for-4 from beyond the arc and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. He added five rebounds and three assists. Colbey Ross had 15 points and eight assists and Eric Cooper Jr. also scored 15 for the Waves (6-6). Oregon State's marksmanship returned in a hurry after the team had tough shooting games in two losses away from Gill Coliseum. The Beavers shot 54 percent from the floor, including 8 of 19 on 3-pointers, compared to 37 percent for Pepperdine.
Oregon State also outrebounded the Waves 38-24.
The Beavers return to action at noon on Friday against the Kent State Golden Flashes (8-2) at Gill Coliseum. Tickets can be purchased for as low as $10 at this link.