The Oregon State men's basketball team dropped a heartbreaker to the Oregon Ducks on Monday night, falling 78-76 after Warith Alatishe missed what would have been an overtime-forcing layup as time expired.
"Tough way to lose that one, but I'm proud of the way the guys fought, they showed a lot of grit in that one," head coach Wayne Tinkle said. "Give them credit, they hit some big shots and Dana (Altman) called some good stuff. For us to have a chance on the last possession with how poorly we shot and rebounded, it says a lot about the other things we did really well."
As a team, OSU shot 53% from the field, but were ice-cold from beyond the arc, shooting just 13% (2-of-16). Oregon meanwhile, was able to put together a much more consistent deep attack, shooting 31% from deep and 46% from the field.
Warith Alatishe led the way for the Beavs with 16 points and seven rebounds, but Dashawn Davis (14 points) and Roman Silva (12 points and nine rebounds) also added in double-figure scoring.
In terms of the rebounding battle, the Ducks were able to out-board the Beavers 39-29, including a 17-9 advantage on the offensive glass, which led to extra possessions and eight second-chance points.
"When you don't come down with that rebound defensively, it's sort of demoralizing," Silva said. "You just played defense for 30 seconds, so yeah it bugs for sure."
The Beavers (3-11, 1-3 Pac-12) are back in action on Thursday, facing USC at the Galen Center at 8 p.m.