Beavers top Ducks 72-57 and sweep Civil War!

 
 

A fantastic night for the Oregon State Beavers at Gill. A sellout of 9,301 watched a Beaver team struggle early but got hot right before halftime and at the break it was 28-27 Ducks. In the second half a 45-point outburst by OSU and they won it doing away 72-57. The win puts the Beavs all alone in second place in the Pac-12 Standings with six games remaining before the Pac-12 tournament. Next up, two big games in Southern California beginning Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion against UCLA. The game will be on 1190 KEX with Mike Parker. 7:30 the pregame coverage....here are more details on the win over Oregon from the OSU Media relations department:

In what was one of the most energetic crowds in recent memory at Gill Coliseum Saturday night featuring a record 2,133 Oregon State students, the Beavers (16-8, 8-4 Pac-12) completed a regular season sweep of Oregon (15-10, 6-6) pulling always for 72-57 victory in the 352ndmeeting between the two programs.

The sweep, in front of a sold out crowd of 9,103, is the first time for OSU in the series since 2010 and it was the biggest margin of victory for OSU vs. Oregon since that same 2010 season (62-42).

Four Beavers scored in double figures led byStephen Thompson Jr., with 22 points,Tres Tinkleadded 13 whileGligorije Rakocevictallied 11 andEthan Thompson10. 

The win pushed OSU into second-place in the league standings heading into the final six games of the regular season. Oregon slipped into a tie for seventh with Colorado. The top four teams in the final standings are rewarded with a first round bye in the Pac-12 tournament.

Tinkle scored in double figures for the 58thstraight, the second longest streak in program history, and moved into eighth place on the school's career scoring list with 1,500 points.

OSU outscored Oregon 45-29 in the second half to rally from a three-point halftime deficit. The Beaver defense held Oregon to 20-45 from the field, which included 11-for-34 after the Ducks started 9 of 11 for the game. OSU also committed just eight turnovers, a season-low in conference games, while forcing 18.

The Civil War Series is brought to you by PacificSource Health Plans, Spirit Mountain Casino, Safeway-Albertsons, Your Local Toyota Dealers and First Interstate Bank.

Oregon State will next play UCLA at 8 p.m. on Thursday at Pauley Pavilion in a game televised nationally on FS1. The Beavers will conclude the L.A. swing against USC at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Galen Center in a contest televised on Pac-12 Network

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