PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A long layoff didn't rattle the Aggies.
TJ Starks had 18 points and eight assists and Texas A&M won their third straight game with a 67-64 victory over Oregon State at the Dam City Classic on Saturday night.
Brandon Mahan, Wendell Mitchell and John Walker III each added 10 points for the Aggies (4-4), who hadn't played for nearly two weeks because of a cancelled game.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State made rebounding a point of emphasis, and crashed the glass with abandon against a Wyoming team dealing with frontcourt injuries on Saturday.
"We just want to be all gas, no brakes," forward Alfred Hollins said.
Tres Tinkle had 28 points, 11 rebounds and five assists as Oregon State defeated Wyoming 83-64 on Saturday afternoon.
Last season: 16-16, 7-11 Pac-12.
Coach: Wayne Tinkle.
Who's gone: Forward Drew Eubanks, who declared early for the NBA draft and eventually landed in the San Antonio Spurs organization.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle half-jokingly said that his team always keeps things "interesting" when they get a big lead.
"We lose our focus, we get away from what was working, we get a couple of turnovers, then we're fouling on D, and that's how that whole thing kind of rolls," Tinkle said.
After several close losses on the season, the Beavers were able to make enough plays down the stretch this time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first time UCLA played Oregon State this season left not just the memory of a double-overtime loss for the Bruins, but getting outrebounded and generally outmuscled.
UCLA coach Steve Alford made it clear prior to Thursday's rematch they would need a much different effort, and the Bruins delivered in a 75-68 victory over the Beavers.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State was on a four-game losing skid and facing heavy criticism on social media and elsewhere, said coach Wayne Tinkle.
"Our backs were against the wall and this was a must win. Our guys knew it. And the neat thing is they ignored all the negativity that came from all over the place this week," he said.
The web will surely be a bit more positive, at least for a day or so.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Tres Tinkle had 16 points and seven rebounds while Drew Eubanks and Alfred Hollins chipped in 12 points apiece to lead Oregon State over Marist, 65-46, in the seventh-place game at the AdvoCare Invitational Sunday.
Oregon State (3-3) opened the first half with a 15-2 run but Marist closed the gap to 28-25 by halftime.