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...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Tres Tinkle is averaging a double-double this season, and Oregon State’s senior forward did nothing to hurt those numbers in a 78-67 victory over UC Santa Barbara on...
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...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It looked like Oklahoma had its game against Oregon State well in hand, but the Beavers were surprisingly resilient.
Kristian Doolittle had 19 points and 16 rebounds,...
Oklahoma (2-0) vs. Oregon State (2-0)
Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon; Tuesday, 11 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma and Oregon State both look to put winning streaks...
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...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — It was just a typical game of filling the stat sheet for Oregon State's Tres Tinkle.
Tinkle scored 25 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had seven assists, leading the...
Wayne and Tres Tinkle are looking to make their last father-and-son season at Oregon State memorable.
Tres Tinkle, the son of head coach Wayne Tinkle, is a senior this year. He considered...
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
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Pac-12 player of the year award often goes to the highest scorer or the best player on the best team.
Washington's Matisse Thybulle took home the honor by being a...
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....
Arizona State (19-9, 10-6) vs. Oregon State (17-10, 9-6)
Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Oregon; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona State goes for the season sweep over Oregon State...
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...
Arizona (16-12, 7-8) vs. Oregon State (17-9, 9-5)
Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Oregon; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA won its first three games under interim coach Murry Bartow with Chris Smith in the starting lineup. Having lost four of its last five, Bartow decided to put Smith back in...
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — For the Beavers, it was more about the league than the rivalry.
Stephen Thompson Jr. had 22 points and Oregon State swept the Civil War series for the first time in nine seasons with a 72-57 victory over Oregon on Saturday night.
Tres Tinkle got off to a slow start but added 13 points and seven assists for the Beavers (16-8, 8-4 Pac-12). With the win Oregon State matched its best overall record through 24 games since coach Wayne Tinkle's first season in 2014-15.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Facing a frantic Utah comeback, Tres Tinkle looked to the Oregon State bench. His eyes met his father's and he said, "I got this."
The Beavers ran the clock down and gave the ball to Tinkle above the top of the arc. With two Utes watching him closely, Tinkle dribbled to his left, rose up and drained a 3-pointer with 1:43 remaining.
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) — Nahziah Carter saw the nation's leading shot-blocker moving to protect the rim, but he still drove the lane and elevated.
"I just feel like nobody could block my dunk, so I went up," said the sophomore forward, who acknowledged he was eager to see replays of the slam.
Carter had highlight-reel dunks and 18 points with three steals as Washington used suffocating defense to beat Oregon State 79-69 on Saturday.
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.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle had one thought when he saw his leading scorer grimacing in pain under the Beavers' basket.
So when Tres Tinkle walked gingerly toward the bench, his father greeted him with a quick backhand to the backside.
Tres Tinkle scored 16 of his 28 points in the second half and Oregon State held off Pac-12 preseason favorite Oregon 77-72 on Saturday night.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State wanted to end its non-league schedule on a positive note and create some momentum heading into Pac-12 Conference play, said forward Tres Tinkle.
Mission accomplished, thanks to some hard-nosed effort on the defensive end.
"We really made it a focal point to go out and pressure the ball," Tinkle said.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's Kylor Kelley acknowledged he was a little surprised Pepperdine kept attacking the rim, especially given the night he was having.
"But they're just making strong moves, trying to foul me out, so props to them," he added.
Kelley set a school record with nine blocks and added 10 points and nine rebounds as Oregon State beat Pepperdine 82-67 on Monday 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 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.
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.
Tres Tinkle and the Thompson brothers are back for Oregon State. The question now for the Beavers is how to replace Drew Eubanks.
Eubanks, a 6-foot-10 forward who averaged 13.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per games as a junior, declared early for the NBA draft but went unselected before signing a two-way contract with the San Antonio Spurs and the G League's Austin Spurs.
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) — 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) — Stephen Thompson Jr. was off target on a floater that could have won the game with seconds left in regulation, then missed two free throws that likely would have sealed the contest in overtime. In double overtime, he didn't squander a new opportunity.
"Third time's the charm," said Thompson, who has a well-earned reputation as a clutch shooter.
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.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — In the midst of a long scoring drought, coach Andy Enfield had a simple message for the USC Trojans.
"We talked about toughness," Enfield said.
Obviously the Trojans took it to heart, because it sparked an 18-0 rally.
Elijah Stewart had 18 points and USC won its fourth straight with a 74-67 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night.
Jordan Usher added 14 points for USC (15-6, 6-2 Pac-12), who have won four straight in the series against the Beavers (11-8, 3-4).
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A pair of back-to-back 3-pointers with under three minutes to go boosted the Beavers.
Tres Tinkle had 16 points and Oregon State snapped a two-game losing streak with a 69-63 victory over UCLA on Thursday night.
Stephen Thompson Jr. and Drew Eubanks each added 12 points for the Beavers (11-7, 3-3 Pac-12), who finished with all five starters in double figures.