Colorado forward Tyler Bey tallied 21 points and 15 rebounds as Colorado overwhelmed Oregon State on Saturday, 69-47.
The story of the contest was simply Oregon State’s inability to solve the Buffs’ usually scarcely used zone defense, which forced the Beavers into an abysmal 19-57 (32.1%) shooting display from the field and a 1-17 (5.9%) mark from behind the arc.
Ethan Thompson, who finished with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, and Tres Tinkle, who added 10 points (3-15 FG) and 13 rebounds, were the only two Beavers to reach the double-figure mark in scoring. The rest of the team’s starters in Alfred Hollins, Zach Reichle and Kylor Kelley combined for 14 points on a 6-18 shooting performance.
For Colorado, not much went wrong for Tad Boyle’s group. Bey’s big night was flanked by a strong display from McKinley Wright IV (13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists), 22 bench points. 14 assists on 22 made field goals and a 45-35 rebound advantage over the Beavers.
With the defeat, Oregon State is now 15-10 overall, with a 5-8 Pac-12 record. Colorado moves to 20-6 on the season and is in first place with a 9-4 league mark.
Up Next: The Beavers will travel to the Grand Canyon State on Thursday, February 20th to square off with Arizona. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.