Beavers Rally From 12 Down To Beat Cal
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ethan Thompson had 16 points, Maurice Calloo scored all his 14 points in the second half, and Oregon State rallied for a 73-64 win over California on Saturday at Gill Coliseum.
The Beavers (5-3, 1-1 Pac-12) took their first lead in over 32 minutes when Thompson's layup with 6:10 left in the game made it 58-56. Makale Foreman's 3-pointer for the Golden Bears (5-6, 0-4) tied it at 63 with 3:22 left, but Oregon State closed the game on a 10-1 run.
Calloo picked up his fourth foul with 16:53 left in the game but returned with 8:37 to go and quickly made a pair of 3s, the second one capping a 10-0 run to make it 61-56. Calloo's third 3-pointer of the game pushed the lead back to five with 40 seconds left and the Beavers closed out the victory with 5 of 6 free throws.
Jarod Lucas had 11 points, and Rodrigue Andela had nine points and 11 rebounds for Oregon State.
Foreman, Jarred Hyder and Andre Kelly had 12 points each for the Bears, who shot 65% in the first half and had their largest lead at 40-28 early in the second.
Cal's leading scorer, Matt Bradley, injured his left ankle and left the game with 3:31 left in the first half. He cheered on his team in the second half while in a boot and on crutches.
Wayne Tinkle was the only coach on the bench for the Beavers. Kerry Rupp, Marlon Stewart and Stephen Thompson were out due to COVID-19 protocol, as was Beavers center Roman Silva.
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