The streak is over!
After 22 straight losses in true road games, Oregon State finished the regular season with their first road win in two years. The end of the streak came by way of a 92-67 blowout victory over Washington State, and hopefully gives the Beavers a bit of momentum heading into conference tournament play.
Here are the numbers:
59.2% - Percentage of shots from the field made by the Oregon State Starting five. Just between Tres Tinkle (18), Ethan Thompson (23), Stephen Thompson Jr. (18), and Drew Eubanks (12), the Beavers scored 71 of their 92 points. The starters shot lights out tonight, and the Beavers rode a hot first half to victory against the Cougars.
+15 - Rebounding margin for Oregon State. Tres Tinkle pulled down 12 rebounds while Alfred Hollins corralled seven in just 15 minutes of play, and the Beavers out rebounded Washington State 40-25 on the night. If Oregon State can dominate the glass like that in the Pac-12 Tournament, there's a chance that they could pull an upset or two in Las Vegas.
30 - Consecutive games—every single game this season—that Tres Tinkle has scored in double digits. It was only halfway through the season when Tinkle became the only Pac-12 player with such a streak, and he hasn't let up yet. His 18 points tonight was right on his season average of 18.0, and Tinkle is fast becoming one of the better scorers that the Beavers have seen.
1,014 - Current career points for Tres Tinkle. This number is one that has suddenly become very interesting to me, as Tinkle becomes just the 41st Beaver ever to score 1,000 points (Drew Eubanks became the 40th earlier this season). Tinkle has positioned himself to be one of the all-time Beavers should he decide to play out his eligibility, and has a legitimate shot at Oregon State's scoring record.
Oregon State (15-15, 7-11) plays Washington (20-11, 10-8) in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament on March 7th.