Tinkle passes Payton, Beavs edge Stanford 68-65

Tres Tinkle had a night he will never forget. The standout member of the Oregon State Men;s basketball team led the Beavers to an important win over Stanford and also passed the legendary Gary Payton as the leading scorer in Men's basketball hoop history in Corvallis. Here is the official release from OSU Athletics

On a night when Tres Tinkle became Oregon State's all-time leading scorer, the senior forward scored 23 points to lead the Beavers to 68-65 victory over Stanford on Thursday.

Tinkle needed six points entering the game to pass Gary Payton atop Oregon State's career scoring list with 2,172 points.

Ethan Thompson added 15 points for the Beavers (16-13, 6-11 Pac-12), who snapped a four-game losing streak.

Bryce Wills scored 16 points to lead the Cardinal (20-10, 9-8), whose four-game winning streak came to an end.

Tinkle's 3-pointer with 8:43 remaining gave Oregon State its biggest lead at 56-46, but the Cardinal rallied.

Stanford closed to 61-58 on Oscar da Silva's layup with 4:34 left, but the Cardinal's leading scorer fouled out a minute later.

Jaiden Delaire's layup brought Stanford within one point at 62-61 with 1:49 left.

Tyrell Terry's jumper gave the Cardinal a 65-64 advantage with 33 seconds remaining – their first lead since late in the first half.

Tinkle made two free throws with 17.6 seconds left to put Oregon State back on top 66-65.

Terry missed a 15-foot jumper from the right baseline and Tinkle grabbed the rebound and was fouled with four seconds left. He made both ends of the double bonus, extending the lead to 68-65.

Stanford called a timeout after advancing the ball to midcourt with 3.1 seconds on the clock. Isaac White's 30-foot 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

Oregon State started the second half on a 9-2 run culminated by Thompson's 3-pointer, extending the lead to 43-34.

Da Silva went to the bench after picking up his fourth foul at the 13:44 mark and the Beavers leading 46-38.

Tinkle scored Oregon State's final eight points of the first half as the Beavers took a 34-32 at the break. Neither team led by more than five points in the first half.

After a slow start, Tinkle scored 12 first-half points in the final seven minutes.

Oregon State will honor seniors Kylor Kelley and when it hosts California at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Gill Coliseum in the final regular-season home game.

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