It was a nice easy day at the office for Oregon State.
The Beavers had four players reach double-figures in scoring, led by guard Ethan Thompson who finished with 17 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, as they dismantled San Jose State in a one-sided affair, 83-48. Head coach Wayne Tinkle’s squad now sits at 6-1 on the year, with just five games left on their non-conference slate.
As a whole, Oregon State shot 33-60 (55.0%) from the field, 11-21 (52.4%) from behind the arc and tallied 19 assists as a team in dominant effort over the Spartans. Alfred Hollins (16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals), Tres Tinkle (15 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds) and Zach Reichle (10 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds) all carried their part of the load in somewhat-reduced minutes, while the Beavers finally got some much needed production from their reserves, who tallied 23 points in the contest.
Center Kylor Kelley was the only Oregon State starter not to finish with at least ten points, walking away with just one made field goal (2 points) and his usual 4 blocks in a half-game of court-time.
The Beavers led 45-24 at the halftime break and never let up on San Joe State, pushing their Mountain West opponents to a 3-4 mark on the season. In the clash, the Spartans were surprisingly led in scoring by English center Samuel Japhet-Mathias, who chipped in 10 points on a 5-9 shooting display, despite coming into the game averaging just 3.0 PPG on the year.
Game Notes: Big man Roman Silva tallied 8 points in 9 minutes of action for Oregon State, the highest-scoring bench player in the match-up...Despite a lopsided scoreline, the Spartans did outrebound the Beavers by a 35-34 margin...Oregon State assisted on 19 of their 33 made baskets...The Beavers shot better from the field and three-point line than they did from the charity stripe, connecting on just 6 of their 12 attempts (50.0%)...Oregon State finished the contest with 30 points off turnovers...Wayne Tinkle’s team held an opponent under 50 points for the first time in almost two years to the date (11/26/17 vs. Marist).
Up Next: The Beavers will host local foes Portland State on Sunday, December 1st at 3:00 PM PT.