Despite another valiant effort that lasted into the final minutes, Oregon State was defeated in overtime on Wednesday night by Washington, 81-76.
The loss pushes the Beavers to 17-12 (9-8) overall on the season with their last regular season coming up on Saturday in Pullman against Washington State.
With the victory, the Huskies move to 24-6 (15-2) on the campaign.
Star forward Tres Tinkle led the way for Oregon State with an impressive 31-point outing, which included a 10-20 mark from the field and a total of 10 rebounds. A surprise effort on the offensive end from center Kylor Kelley also ended up being in vain for the Beavers, despite the seven-footers’ 16 points on 7-8 shooting and 9 rebounds.
Stephen and Ethan Thompson, Oregon State’s usual two other scoring stand-outs, managed just a total of 18 combined points on a 6-16 shooting effort.
Washington brought their usual cast of reliable scorers to the table, as guard David Crisp (22 points) and forward Noah Dickerson (22 points) tied for a team-high in scoring, while Jaylen Nowell chipped in 18 points and 5 assists of his own. Dickerson also snagged a game-high 17 rebounds in a dominant display on the interior.
Overall though, the game was statistically level, but a 19-4 edge for the Huskies in points off turnovers felt like the difference maker with both teams playing efficiently.
Up Next: Oregon State takes the floor for their last time before the Pac-12 Tournament against Washington State on Saturday, March 9th at 12:00 PM PT.