Beavers stun Stanford 68-63, third straight Pac-12 loss for Cardinal Stanford guard Tyrell Terry (3) dribbles on Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson (5) and Kylor Kelly (24) Thursday night at Stanford University

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Oregon State snapped its four-game losing streak in stunning fashion on Thursday, as the Beavers upended Stanford 68-63 in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

Freshman Jarod Lucas scored a career-high 21 points — 17 in the first half — for the visiting Beavers (13-8 overall, 3-6 Pac-12). Tres Tinkle and Ethan Thompson added 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Oregon State. Senior Kylor Kelley added 10 points, six rebounds and seven blocked shots.

The road victory gives Oregon State three Pac-12 wins over Top 20 NCAA NET-ranked teams — No. 11 Arizona, No. 16 Stanford and No. 17 Colorado. It was Stanford’s third straight conference defeat.

OSU led by as many as 13 points in the second half, holding off a couple l of late Cardinal rallies before salting the game away at the free throw line.

Stanford pulled to within 49-48 on a Tyrell Terry layup at 11:39 of the second half. The Beavers responded with a 12-point run to build their biggest lead.

Then, the Cardinal went on a five-minute, 11-0 run, cutting their deficit to two. OSU got a layup by Tinkle and a Lucas free throw to build its lead back to five with less than two minutes to play.

The Beavers led 64-61 with 30 seconds to play and Terry missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer. Free throws by Zach Reichle, Thompson and Tinkle in the final 20 seconds extended OSU’s lead.

Oregon State outscored the Cardinal 15-3 over the final 4:05.

Oscar da Silva led Stanford (15-5, 4-3) with 22 points and eight rebounds. Terry scored 13 points, and Daejon Davis added 12.

Stanford hosts Oregon on Saturday.

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