What is going on with the Oregon State Beavers on Thursday? A recurring theme is revealing itself. A slow start combined with poor shooting and suspect defense. This game featured a 4 for 20 start from the field for the Beavers. Washington, the Pac-12's worst three-point shooting team hit nine of them on 22 attempts. The Beavers were 2 for 12.
Wayne Tinkle was asked about the poor showings on Thursday and was pretty straight forward: " We've got to figure it out. It's three games in a row, two on the road, we did'nt have the focus and intelligence to the plan...... I'm happy with the way we showed some fight at the very end. But we have to come out of the locker room and show that for 40 minutes."
The Beavers haven't won in Seattle since the 2003 season. They have lost 16 straight to the Huskies in Seattle.
Oregon State now moves on to the Palouse tomorrow for an afternoon affair at Beasley Coliseum. The Cougars are retiring Klay Thompson's uniform and the place will be rockin. 12:30 the pregame show begins on 1190 KEX. Mike Parker will have the play-by-play a little after 1:pm
Here is the official release from Oregon State Athletics on last night's
The Beavers (12-5, 2-3 Pac-12) made a late push but it wasn't enough as the Huskies (12-6, 2-3 Pac-12) shot 50.0% from the field and knocked down nine 3-pointers.
Kelley went 7-for-12 from the field and added four rebounds and two blocked shots. Tinkle went 11-for-11 from the free throw line and had a game-high eight rebounds.
Oregon State outrebounded the Huskies 36-25 and had a 17-13 advantage in bench scoring.
The Beavers will next face Washington State in Pullman at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be televised on Pac-12 Network