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Oregon State Basketball: Arizona Clobbers Beavers In One-Sided Beatdown, 98-64

This doesn’t bode well for Saturday’s meeting with Arizona State.

NCAA Basketball: Arizona at Oregon State Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

At least it’s over.

Arizona started the game up 15-0, at one point led by a 41-19 margin, took a 47-21 advantage into the halftime break and coasted through the second half in a complete dismantling of Oregon State on Thursday night in Corvallis, 98-64.

The trio of Bennedict Mathurin, Jordan Brown and Azuolas Tubelis alone for the Wildcats outscored the Beavers by seven points, as Mathurin scored 31 points on a ridiculous 10-12 day from the field, including knocking down 6 of his 7 three-point attempts and grabbing 8 rebounds.

As for Brown, he also shot 10-12 en route to a 25 point night, while Tubelis settled for 15 points on a 6-11 display. Both players added 5 rebounds of their own, as Arizona led the Beavers in field goal percentage, three-point percentage, free-throw percentage, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, total rebounds, assists and blocks in the contest.

The story of the game was mostly the Wildcats as there’s not too much to say about the Beavers besides, they simply didn’t show up as a group to compete in this one.

Ethan Thompson scored a team-high 13 points, dished out 5 assists and grabbed 4 steals, while Jarod Lucas added 12 points and Gianni Hunt chipped in 10 points off the bench.

With the win, Arizona is now 10-3 overall with a 4-3 mark in Pac-12 play, while Oregon State falls to 5-5 on the year, with a 1-3 record against Pac-12 foes.

Up Next: The Beavers will host Arizona State on Saturday, January 16th at 4:00 PM PT at Gill Coliseum.