WEDNESDAY COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP/Oregon State eliminates Washington from Pac-12 tournament; Oregon pulls out win vs. WSU


Oregon State 69, Washington 66 (OT)

• The Beavers lived to play another day, coming from behind and pulling out the Pac-12 tournament first-round win in overtime at Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 10th-seeded Beavers will face the No. 2 seed, USC, in a 6 p.m. Thursday quarterfinal.

Washington, the No. 7 seed, had a 29-25 halftime lead and led for 24:55 compared to 12:04 for OSU.

Oregon State, down 51-50, scored five points in a row for a four-point lead with 2 1/2 minutes remaining, with the Huskies going through a 1-for-9 stretch of field-goal shooting.

Washington blocked two 3-point tries and tied up an inside shot for a jump ball in rallying at T-Mobile Arena for a 57-55 lead just inside the final minute.

Drew Eubanks pulled OSU even with two free throws at the 36.3-second mark.

Washington and Oregon State both missed scoring opportunities.

The Huskies made a 3 to go in front 64-63 with 1:39 left in OT. Stephen Thompson Jr. tied the score by making one of two free throws. With 21.5 seconds to go, Tres Tinkle was fouled going up for a shot near the basket. Tinkle sank two foul shots for a 66-64 Beavers lead.

Wasnington threw the ball away in frontcourt with 11.4 left, and fouled Eubanks on the inbound catch. He made the second of two free throws.

UW drove for a layup with 3.1 seconds to get to within 67-66.

Tinkle went to the line with 2.5 seconds remaining and canned both foul shots.

Washington's halfcourt 3 to tie bounced high off the rim.

Eubanks had 19 points and Thompson 14 for the Beavers. Tinkle had 12 points and a game high-tying 10 rebounds.

Oregon State improved to 16-15.

Washington fell to 20-12.

Oregon 64, Washington State 62 (OT)

• Kenny Wooten had two crtical, game-saving blocks in the final minute of overtime as the sixth-seeded Ducks advanced to the Pac-12 quarterfinals, avenging a late-regular season, 78-76 loss at WSU.

The Ducks will take on No. 3 seed Utah at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The 11th-seeded Cougs dropped to 12-19.

Payton Pritchard (18 points), MiKyle McIntosh (18 points) and Elijah Brown (10 points) led the Ducks.

Oregon shot 29.2 percent from the first half, was 0 for 2 on free throws and trailed 24-17 at the half.

Pritchard, with two 3-pointers, got UO within 50-49 with 2:36 remaining.

McIntosh bulled inside for a basket with 59 seconds to go that gave Oregon its first lead. Moments later, with a steal and dunk by Troy Brown, the Ducks were up 53-50.

WSU hit a 3 with 31 seconds left, and Oregon set up for a final shot. Pritchard missed from 20 feet.

In overtime, Washington State kept the lead until Pritchard scored on a drive with 28 seconds remaining, putting the Ducks in front, 63-62.

After Oregon's Kenny Wooten blocked a shot, Pritchard missed two free throws. But WSU fouled on the rebound, and with 6.8 seconds left Troy Brown (eight points, 11 rebounds) sank a free throw.

The Cougars got to the basket, but Wooten was there to smother the potential tying shot.


Colorado 97, Arizona State 85

Stanford 76, California 58

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