Beavers slow start leads to an early exit from Pac-12 Tourney.

 

It was a tough game to watch. The Beavers came out a little tight and all of a sudden OSU was down 21 points. After halftime they came out with a resolve and cut the Buffs lead to six at 51-45. But that extra effort to get back in the game took a lot out of Oregon State and Colorado wins it 73-58. The Buffaloes now face Washington in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. The Beavers now wait and see if the NIT folks think they are worthy of more basketball with an 18-13 record. Here is more info on the game from OSU Athletics.

Oregon State could not overcome its worst shooting for a half performance of the season falling to Colorado in the quartefinals of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament Thursday at T-Mobile Arena, 73-58.

The Beavers (18-13) were 0-for-9 from three-point range in the opening period adding up to just 27.6 percent on 8 of 29 overall from the field in the first 20 minutes. OSU trailed by 21 points on five occasions in the first half and was down 37-18 at halftime. The 18 points represented the fewest in a first half this season.

OSU made a valiant comeback in the second half with a pair of 10-0 runs closing to within six points four times; twice the Beavers had opportunities to close the gap even further but missed field goals.

Tres Tinkle once again led OSU with 23 points; his 65th consecutive contest scoring in double figures.Ethan Thompson added 16 points andStephen Thompson Jr., tallied 10 points.

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