If you're going to end a losing streak, that's a convincing way to do it. Oregon State, slumping as of late, put on an offensive display tonight against Washington State. The Beavers shot lights out while the Cougars shot the ball at a much worse percentage, and when the final horn sounded Oregon State had themselves a 94-62 victory.
Here are some (finally good) numbers from the game:
32 - Margin of victory for Oregon State—by far the largest conference win of the Wayne Tinkle era. The Beavers have now played 65 Pac-12 games since Tinkle took over as head coach and, prior to tonight's victory, their largest margin of victory had been a 20 point win.
83 - Combined points for Oregon State's starters. While Tres Tinkle paced the way for the Beavers with 20 points, all five starters were able to hit double digits on the night. Drew Eubanks had 18, Stephen Thompson Jr. had 16, Ethan Thompson had 10, and first-time starter Alfred Hollins had 19.
19 - You read that right: Alfred Hollins, in his first career start, tallied 19 points while shooting 7-9 from the field. The 19 points beat his previous career high (13) by six points, and he also added three rebounds, two assists, and four steals during the game. Perhaps Wayne Tinkle has found something in the freshman forward.
1,001 - Career points for Drew Eubanks who, by scoring 18 points tonight, became just the 40th Oregon State player to break the 1,000-point mark in a career. The junior has been a little up and down during the season in terms of point production, but it appears that he has found a groove lately—he's reached double figures in three straight games. Eubanks should rapidly climb the ranks as well, as he sits just 220 points behind Freddie Boyd and the 20th-most career points scored in a Beaver uniform.
Oregon State (12-11, 4-7) next hosts Washington (17-7, 7-4) on February 10th.