Ethan Thompson had a career high 25 points in the win over the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota. The win improves the Beavers non-conference record to 10-2. Their best start since the 1984-85 season. Now its Pac-12 play time. Wayne Tinkle and his players talked about the North Dakota win and the Pac-12 in the post-game news conference
The Beavers will play Utah in Salt Lake City Thursday. 5:pm the pregame coverage begins with Mike Parker on the Beaver Sports Network and 1190 KEX. The tip at 5:35 pm. Here is the official release on the win over North Dakota provided by Oregon State Athletics:
Oregon State concluded its non-conference schedule with a 83-66 win over North Dakota on Sunday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.
The Beavers improved to 10-2 on the season, equaling their best start through 12 games since the 1984-85 team opened 11-1. The 1989-90, 2011-12 and 2015-16 teams also started 10-2.
Ethan Thompson scored a career-high 25 points, going 7-for-13 from the field, 3-for-5 from beyond the arc and 8-for-8 from the free throw line. He added a season-high eight assists, three rebounds and three steals.
The Beavers had 20 assists on their 28 baskets and committed only seven turnovers.
North Dakota (6-8) was led by Marlon Stewart's 19 points.
Oregon State opens Pac-12 play at Utah on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. PT in a game televised nationally on Pac-12 Network.
The Beavers will face Arizona State in their Pac-12 home opener on Thursday, Jan. 9 at Gill Coliseum. Tickets can be purchased at thislink.