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Oregon State Basketball: Ranking The Top Five Individual Performances Of The 2019-2020 Season

Some monster days were had by a few different Beavers players.

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1. Tres Tinkle (11/9 vs. Iowa State in 80-74 Win)

In a career full of amazing individual performances, Tinkle’s outing against Iowa State early this season stands near the top of the pile. The forward was extremely clutch down the stretch, knocking down two three-pointers in crunch time to seal the huge victory for the Beavers and cap off a ridiculous 27 point-display, which included a 10-16 shooting performance and a 6-8 mark from behind the arc. Additionally, Tinkle also finished with 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks.

2. Kylor Kelley (11/23 vs. Grambling State in 80-58 Win)

There’s not too many times that you have to chose which player’s seven-block game was most impressive, but Kelley gave Beaver Nation three different outings in 2019-2020 where he swatted away a touchdown’s worth of shots. That alone will be something Corvallis likely doesn’t see for some time. Against Grambling State, the center was furious at both ends of the floor, totaling 22 points on a near perfect 7-8 shooting day, hitting 8-9 free-throws and grabbing 7 boards.

3. Ethan Thompson (12/29 vs. North Dakota in 83-66 Win)

Narrowly edging out Thompson’s 13 points and 11 assists double-double in mid-February against Utah, the junior guard notched a career-high in scoring when he poured in 25 points on a 7-13 shooting day in a win over North Dakota. Thompson added 8 assists, 3 steals and 3 rebounds to go along with his strong performance, which was accentuated by a perfect 8-8 day from the charity stripe. A 3-5 day from long-range was just the icing on an already fantastic showing.

4. Tres Tinkle (12/1 vs. Portland State in 81-76 Win)

The Portland State game was a bit closer than the Beavers probably expected so Tinkle’s contributions to the cause were not simply another stat-stuffing night at the office. The coach’s son flirted with a triple-double for a portion of the contest, eventually ending the forty minutes with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. A 5-5 free-throw display and a 5-7 mark from behind the arc further displayed the All-Pac-12 member’s true abilities in pivotal moments for this group.

5. Jarod Lucas (1/30 at Stanford in 68-63 Win)

The freshman guard was not regularly relied upon to carry the scoring load for the Beavers, but when the team called his number in late January on the road at Stanford, Lucas came through. The 6’ 3” talent tallied a team-high 21 points in a crucial victory that snapped a troublesome four-game losing skid for Oregon State. In the contest, Lucas knocked down 8 of his 9 free-throws attempts, connected on three shots from deep-range and finished 5-10 overall from the field.