You may have turned the channel at the beginning of the second half. Arizona State went on a 9-0 run to begin the half leading Oregon State 40-22. However, the Beavers didn't throw in the towel. They shot 51 percent from the field...make seven three pointers and almost came back in dramatic fashion to win. The Sun Devils had just enough at the end to hold on to the 70-67 victory.
Here is the Oregon State Athletic Department release on the game:
Oregon State rallied from an 18-point deficit to cut the lead to one, but fell short in a 70-67 loss to Arizona State on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Arena.
Zylan Cheatham slammed home a missed shot for a 68-64 lead, but Tres Tinkle hit from long distance again to make it a one-point game with 22 seconds left.
Oregon State stole the ball on the inbounds pass after a timeout but turned it over a moment later. With a stunned crowd on its feet, Rob Edwards hit a pair of free throws with 12.1 seconds left, and Ethan Thompson's 3 to tie the game was rushed and off target at the buzzer.
Tinkle and Thompson scored 21 points apiece to lead the Beavers (11-5, 3-1 Pac-12). Tinkle added seven rebounds, six assists and two steals, and Thompson finished with four assists and three steals. Tinkle scored in double figures for the 50th consecutive game, tying Gary Payton for the second-longest streak in Oregon State history.
hompson had 10 of his points in the first half, reaching double figures for the 10th time in his last 11 games. Cheatham had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and five Sun Devils scored in double figures. Arizona State (12-5, 3-2) opened the game making just one of its first seven shots and trailed 10-4 before going on a 10-0 run.
The Beavers went cold, going more than eight minutes without a field goal in the first half. The Sun Devils went ahead 26-15 on a 3 from Rob Edwards at the 4:20 mark. Arizona State finished the half up 31-22. Neither team shot well in the first 20 minutes, but Oregon State was just 7 of 27 as a team. Arizona State made only 4 of 10 free throws in the first half. The Beavers will next face Arizona at 4 p.m. PT on Saturday at the McKale Center in Tucson. The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network. Mike Parker will have the call live on 1190 KEX in Portland. 3:30 the pregame coverage begins.