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Oregon State Basketball: Ranking The Top Five Individual Performances Of The 2018-2019 Season

Despite a disappointing end, the Beavers had their fair share of noteworthy individual displays.

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1. Stephen Thompson Jr. (1/10 v. USC in 79-74 OT Win)

The senior saved some of his best performances for last, as Stephen Thompson Jr. left it all on the court during his final campaign in Corvallis. In a crucial overtime home win against USC, Thompson Jr. poured in 34 points in the contest on an 11-19 shooting performance from the field, which included 5 made three-pointers. Thompson Jr. also tallied 10 rebounds and 5 assists in the stat-sheet fulling performance, while also knocking down 7-8 attempts from the charity stripe.


2. Tres Tinkle (11/19 v. Penn* in 74-58 Win)

No stranger to epic showings, Tres Tinkle poured in a blistering 32 points in November against Penn at the Paradise Jam, connecting on 12 of his 20 field goal attempts in the contest. From beyond the arc, the 6’ 8” forward knocked down four threes, while also grabbing 12 rebounds. The full recap from the performance can be found in the link below.


3. Kylor Kelley (12/17 v. Pepperdine in 82-67 Win)

The closest thing that Oregon State came to a triple-double during the 2018-2019 campaign, Kylor Kelley’s monstrous night against Pepperdine came at a crucial time, as things seemed like the Beavers non-conference stretch was just about to get out of hand. Kelley not only chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds in one of his periodic double-double displays, but the seven-footer also tallied 9 (NINE!) blocks against the Waves in just thirty minutes of court time.


4. Stephen Thompson Jr. (1/26 v. Washington in 79-69 Loss)

Despite his best efforts, Stephen Thompson Jr.’s red-hot showing against the Huskies couldn’t propel Oregon State to an upset victory, even with the senior adding 30 points on an 11-19 shooting night. Thompson Jr. played a workman’s 38 minutes in the clash and made 6 of his 11 long-range shots, all while trying to handle the daunted Washington zone defense. Unfortunately for the Beavers, they couldn’t get the better of the Huskies in either of their meetings this year.


5. Tres Tinkle (3/6 at Washington in 81-76 OT Loss)

42 minutes of action. A 50% shooting percentage from the field. An 8-11 mark at the free-throw line. 10 rebounds. 31 points. It was another jaw-dropping effort from Tres Tinkle in their meeting on the road against Washington, where like they did back in late January, the Beavers just couldn’t figure out the Huskies. However, with the numbers stated taken into account, Tinkle did just about all he could for Oregon State, who squandered a shot at a season-defining victory.