Coming off of their biggest blowout win in the Wayne Tinkle era, Oregon State played a much more stressful one against Washington tonight. The Huskies got 51 combined points from Noah Dickerson (28) and Jaylen Nowell (23) but the Beavers were able to get a 97-94 victory in double overtime—thanks to Tres Tinkle TAKING OVER and Stephen Thompson Jr. splashing a three with 0.3 seconds left in the second overtime.
Check the numbers:
29/11/8 - Points, rebounds, and assists for Tres Tinkle. The Beavers played from behind for three-quarters of the game, and the comeback really got moving when Tinkle got to work. He made three-pointers, he drove hard to the hoop, he rebounded, he took a charge in overtime—he did everything for Oregon State in leading them to victory.
52 - Combined points for Stephen Thompson Jr., Drew Eubanks, and Alfred Hollins. While Tinkle was preparing to take over, it was these three that kept the game in reach. Thompson Jr. poured in 22, Eubanks went for 18, and Hollins went for 12. Once again, the Beavers proved to be a 3 or 4 man team in terms of scoring production, except tonight Hollins played the role of that fourth man rather than Ethan Thompson.
50% - Oregon State's free throw percentage in the game. Making half your shots from the field is nice, but making just half from the charity stripe is atrocious. The Beavers shot 8-16 in the game from the free throw line, including two misses from a usually-reliable Stephen Thompson Jr. with just three seconds remaining in the first overtime.
(At least he made up for it with a game-winning three to end the second overtime.)
300 - Number of times that Oregon State and Washington have now played each other. In a rivalry with this much history, it's only fitting to see it go an extra ten minutes in such a landmark meeting. It's extra sweet to see the Beavers close the game out and send the Huskies home with a loss.
Oregon State (13-11, 5-7) plays at UCLA (17-8, 8-5) on February 15th.