Happy Monday Beaver nation. This week, the men’s basketball team is riding a two-game win streak, the women’s basketball team turned in a dominant performance and Oregon State baseball makes its triumphant return.
Let’s dive into the good news.
Tres Tinkle Wins Pac-12 Player of the Week
On Monday morning, the Pac-12 announced Oregon State forward Tres Tinkle as the Men’s Basketball player of the week. Tinkle showed out this week averaging 24.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals, while shooting 53.1 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from beyond the arc and 90.9 percent from the free throw line. Those stats came through a beatdown of Washington State and a clutch three-point victory over Washington.
Tres Tinkle was pivotal in @BeaverMBB's sweep of the Washington schools over the weekend and the only #Pac12Hoops player to hit double digits every game this season.— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) February 12, 2018
He is your Player of the Week: https://t.co/GhqeLY7AJj pic.twitter.com/HeL3punO4E
Tinkle is the first Beav to win a POTW award in men’s basketball since the first time that he did it on November 14th, 2016. Take that, past Tres Tinkle.
Beaver WBB Bounces Back In Dominant Fashion Against UW
After a close win over WSU early in the week, the women’s basketball team destroyed the Huskies in a 95-57 win. In the win, OSU made 13 threes, which is a new program record.
Following the win, the Beavs moved up to #15 in the AP poll (their highest ranking of the year. It was also announced that Marie Gulich made the watch list (top 30) for the Women’s Naismith Award.
The Beavers earn their highest ranking of the season so far, moving ⬆️ to number 1⃣5⃣ in this week's @AP_Top25!— Oregon State WBB (@BeaverWBB) February 12, 2018
Oregon State hosts No. 7 UCLA on Friday! Get your tickets: https://t.co/bWYaJDVckG#GoBeavs pic.twitter.com/xh2JWPFuvt
As sad as it is to say, the season is starting to wind down. The good news is that this team is getting hot at the right time.
Baseball Picked To Repeat As Pac-12 Champions
The Pac-12 Coaches Poll released on Monday and the Beavers were once again picked to win the league.
This is the third year in a row that baseball program has been picked to win the league.
To go along with that good news, lefty reliever Jake Mulholland was named as one of 52 relief pitchers on the NCBWA’s Stopper of the Year Award Watch List.
Just a sophomore, Mulholland is obviously a huge piece for the Beavs this season, which opens on Friday against New Mexico.
Speaking of baseball, we have a huge amount of Baseball content coming at you in the next few days, so be on the lookout for that. Go Beavs.