The Oregon State Beavers came out of the lockerroom after halftime and dominated #24 Arizona. Credit the veteran lineup including Tres Tinkle and Ethan Thompson. They were relentless and helped the Beavs improve to 2-2 in conference play. Tinkle scored 20 points and Thompson added 18 with eight assists. Kylor Kelley was a difference maker inside for Oregon State. He had 13 points and two blocks. Afterwards, Coach Wayne Tinkle plus Thompson and Tres Tinkle chatted with the gathered media in Corvallis
The Beavers now sit right in the middle of the Pac-12 standings. Stanford is the lone conference team without a Pac-12 loss sitting at 3-0. Oregon State now heads out on the road playing the Washington Huskies in Seattle Thursday night. The game can be heard on 1190 KEX with Mike Parker calling the action. Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 with the tip at 8:pm. Here is the official release on the Arizona win courtesy of Oregon State Athletics:
Tres Tinkle scored 20 points and Oregon State beat No. 24 Arizona 82-65 on Sunday night at Gill Coliseum.
Ethan Thompson had 18 points and eight assists for the Beavers (12-4, 2-2 Pac-12). He became the 43rd player in Oregon State history to join the 1,000-point club when he drilled a 3-pointer in the second half.
Zeke Nnaji had 18 points and nine rebound to lead Arizona (11-5, 1-2), and Jemari Baker scored 10 points.
After Nnaji made two free throws to tie the score at 49-all with 12:05 left in the second half, Oregon State took over and outscored Arizona 33-16 the rest of the way.
Alfred Hollins' 3-pointer culminated a 7-0 run and gave Oregon State a 56-49 lead with 10:17 remaining. The Beavers extended the lead to 70-56 on Kylor Kelley's dunk with 4:45 left and led by as much as 20.
It was a dominant second-half performance from the Beavers, who were coming off an 82-76 loss to Arizona State.
Arizona, which lost at No. 9 Oregon in overtime on Thursday, remained winless on the road this season.
Oregon State had an early eight-point advantage, but Arizona regained the lead at 28-26 late in the first half on an 8-0 run culminated by Max Hazzard's 3-pointer.
The score was tied 31-31 at halftime.