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Oregon State pulls away with 2nd half run to beat Utah 74-56

February 19, 2021 GMT
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Utah's Lahat Thioune (32) drives to the basket past Oregon State's Warith Alatishe (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
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Utah's Lahat Thioune (32) drives to the basket past Oregon State's Warith Alatishe (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Ethan Thompson had 25 points, eight assists and five rebounds and Oregon State won its fifth straight at home, 74-56 over Utah on Thursday night.

Warith Alatishe added a career-high 19 points with nine rebounds, four blocks and three steals for the Beavers (11-10, 7-8 Pac-12).

Thompson scored 15 points in the second half and capped a 23-2 run with a pair of dunks 13 seconds apart that made it 55-39 with 7:59 left. Thompson scored nine and Rodrigue Andela had all seven of his points during the run.

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Jarod Lucas added 10 points for Oregon State.

Timmy Allen had 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Utes (9-9, 6-8). Branden Carlson added 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and 5-of-5 from the foul line.

Carlson scored seven straight points to cap a 10-0 run that gave Utah a 37-32 lead with 17:14 left in the game. The Utes missed their next eight shots and committed six turnovers over a nearly 10-minute span while the Beavers pulled away.

Oregon State hosts Colorado and Utah visits Oregon State on Saturday.

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