Beavers lose to #14 Oregon in Civil War 69-54

The Beavers wanted a second straight season sweep of the Ducks but Payton Pritchard had other ideas. He took command of Civil War #354 scoring 15 of his 23 points in the second half. The Beavers drop to 5-11 in the Pac-12 and 15-13 overall. Post-season play will depend on their performance in the Pac-12 tourney and next weekend's games at Gill against Stanford and Cal.

Here is the official release on the game from Oregon State Athletics:

Ethan Thompson scored 15 points and Tres Tinkle posted a double-double, but it wasn't enough in a 69-54 loss to No. 14 Oregon on Thursday evening at Matthew Knight Arena.

Tinkle had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double this season and 27th in his career. He is now only six points shy of passing Gary Payton (2,172) as the all-time scoring leader in Oregon State history.

Thompson had a solid all-around game with 15 points, six assists and five rebounds. He went 6-for-10 from the field, including three from beyond the arc.

Zach Reichle added 11 points and tied a career high with three 3-pointers.Kylor Kelley finished with 10 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots.

The Beavers (15-13, 5-11 Pac-12) played well in the first half, leading by three at one point, before trailing 29-25 at intermission.

Oregon (22-7, 11-5 Pac-12) caught fire in the second, knocking down 6-of-10 from beyond the arc, and built a 23-point lead.

Payton Pritchard led the Ducks with 23 points and Will Richardson added 15.

The Beavers return home to play their final two regular-season games at Gill Coliseum, beginning with Stanford at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The regular-season finale and Senior Day will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday against California. Both games will be televised on Pac-12 Network.

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