Grambling State (3-1) vs. Oregon State (4-1)
Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Oregon; Saturday, 2:30 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Grambling State faces Oregon State in an early season matchup. Each...
UC Santa Barbara (1-2) vs. Oregon State (3-1)
Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Oregon; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UC Santa Barbara takes on Oregon State in an early season matchup....
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Tres Tinkle scored 16 points to help Oregon State cruise to an 83-63 victory over Wyoming on Saturday night.
Tinkle was 5-of-11 shooting, made all six of his free throws...
Oregon State (2-1) vs. Wyoming (1-2)
Arena-Auditorium, Laramie, Wyoming; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Oregon State and Wyoming look to bounce back from losses. Both teams are...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — It's just two games in, but Oregon State is already showing confidence.
Tres Tinkle had 27 points, including a pair of key 3-pointers in the final moments, and the...
No. 5 seed Colorado (20-11, 11-8) vs. No. 4 seed Oregon State (18-12, 10-8)
Pac-12 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Thursday, 4:30 p.m. EDT
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Oregon State won ugly, beating Washington State 85-77 on Saturday afternoon to clinch a first-round bye in the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament.
Oregon State (17-12, 9-8) vs. Washington State (11-19, 4-13)
Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
Oregon State (17-11, 9-7) vs. Washington (23-6, 14-2)
Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Oregon State seeks revenge on Washington after dropping the...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Luguentz Dort doesn't feel the pressure of big moments on the court, said Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley.
"It's rare that you see a freshman that never gets rattled....
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Devonaire Doutrive didn't think he had ever hit a game-winning buzzer beater before at any level.
"It feels good. It feels great," the Arizona freshman said. "The last...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said that sophomore guard Ethan Thompson has taken his game to another level this season.
"He's making really good decisions. We put the ball in his hands primarily this year. We know that he can erupt and score for us when we need it. He's a great playmaker because he's got great vision," Tinkle said.
Thompson scored 20 points with seven rebounds and six assists as Oregon State beat California 79-71 on Saturday afternoon.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Oregon State was dominated down low in the first half. The Beavers turned it around in the second half and came away with a big road win.
Oregon State attacked the basket after a fiery halftime talk, hitting eight layups and a dunk in a 76-74 win over Colorado on Thursday night. The Beavers were outscored in the paint 26-16 in the first 20 minutes but had a 22-12 advantage after halftime.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State rebounded from a dismal 0-2 road trip by, well, rebounding.
The Beavers have won the battle of the boards almost all season long, but both Arizona schools outrebounded Oregon State last week. So the squad worked on crashing the glass, said forward Tres Tinkle.
"It's nice to get back on top of that. It's something we focused on and we made it count for sure," Tinkle added.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said he wanted his team to penetrate the lane, draw the opponent's big man and drop the ball off to 7-footer Kylor Kelley down low.
"Kylor is, I think, maybe the best finisher in our league at the rim," he added.
Kelley was a perfect 6 for 6 from the field and finished with 14 points and five blocks as Oregon State defeated UCLA 79-66 on Sunday night.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's leading scorer and rebounder was injured and out for the game, so other players were challenged by the coaching staff to step up.
"We have depth on our team. When one guy goes down, we can make it up in different ways," freshman point guard Antoine Vernon said.
Stephen Thompson Jr. scored a career-high 34 points with five 3-pointers and 10 rebounds as short-handed Oregon State beat Southern California 79-74 in overtime on Thursday night.
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.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess didn't even look at the numbers.
The Saint Louis University guard knew he was coming off one of the worst performances of his career in a five-point loss to Southern Illinois on Wednesday.
Three days later, Bess more than made up for it.
The 6-foot-6 inch guard poured in a career-high 24 points as Saint Louis narrowly defeated Oregon State 65-61 on Sunday.
Fred Thatch Jr. had 16 points for Saint Louis (7-2). Carte'Are Gordon added 11 points off the bench.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Stephen Thompson Jr. was automatic from deep, with mid-range floaters and on lay-ins. After eight makes in a row, a shot bounced away, but with the game well in hand, his teammates took the opportunity to tease him.
"Some people came up and said, 'Finally missed one,'" Thompson said.
Thompson scored 25 points, with five 3-pointers, and set a program record with 187 career 3-pointers as Oregon State defeated Missouri State 101-77 on Saturday.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Thompson had 18 points and seven rebounds, and brother Stephen Thompson Jr. added 17 points to help Oregon State hold off Long Beach State 75-72 on Sunday.
Tres Tinkle, who entered second in the Pac-12 with a 21.8 scoring average, was held to two points on 1-of-5 shooting in the first half and finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists for Oregon State (5-1). Gilgorije Rakocevic added 10 points and six boards.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State fell behind UC Riverside in the second half of their season opener, but a full-court press and a couple of turnovers put the Beavers quickly back in control.
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.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Ethan Thompson scored 23 points while dishing out six assists and Oregon State embarrassed Washington State, 92-67 on the last day of the regular season Saturday.
Oregon State (15-15, 7-11 Pac-12) blew things open from the start going on a 20-2 run over the course of 5:17. The Beavers shot 61 percent from the field in the first half and increased the lead to a 25-point margin at halftime, 54-29.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Defense leads to offense, and after first half scoring droughts, Oregon State wanted to get out and attack on the fast break, said guard Stephen Thompson Jr.
"The focus was to keep getting stops so we'd have those transition opportunities," he added.
Thompson scored 22 of his 24 points in the second half and Oregon State cruised to a 76-57 win over Colorado on Friday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State came out flat on Saturday night, but took control of a close game thanks to defensive intensity, according to coach Wayne Tinkle.
"It's funny how things carry over on the offensive end when you play hard on D," Tinkle added.
Tres Tinkle and Drew Eubanks each scored 19 points as Oregon State pulled away from Arkansas Pine-Bluff in the second half for an 85-58 win on Saturday night.
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.
LAKE BUENA VISA, Fla. (AP) — Shamorie Ponds scored 26 points and Marcus LoVett added 18 as St. John's rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit to beat Oregon State 82-77 Thursday in first round of the Advocare Invitational.
After trailing by 10 midway through the second half, St. John's went up 69-67 with 4 minutes left on Kassoum Yakwe's rebound slam.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Tres Tinkle said it felt great being back on the court again.
"We put in so much work this offseason to make sure we show people what we're capable of doing," he said.
Tinkle had 24 points and six rebounds as Oregon State beat Southern Utah 99-82 in the season opener for both squads Friday night.
In his first game in nearly a year due to injury, Tinkle drove the lane, made free throws and scored from long distance. He shot 8-for-11 from the field.