Beavers Grind Out 58-56 Win Over USC
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Jarod Lucas and Ethan Thompson scored 13 points apiece and Oregon State beat USC 58-56 on Tuesday night at Gill Coliseum, snapping the Trojans six-game winning streak.
Both teams struggled offensively down the stretch as Oregon State did not make a field goal in the final 3:13 and USC did not score in the last 2:19.
Rodrigue Andela made a pair of foul shots for the Beavers to cap the scoring with 1:49 left. USC's Drew Peterson missed a 3-pointer with five seconds to go.
Roman Silva added 12 points for Oregon State (7-5, 3-3 Pac-12) on 6-for-7 shooting.
Evan Mobley scored 12 points and Peterson added 10 for the Trojans (11-3, 5-2).
Both teams were 20-for-48 (42%) shooting. Oregon State was 6 for 15 (40%) from 3-point range and USC 6 for 20 (30%). The Beavers shot 12 for 14 from the foul line and USC went 10 for 18.
The contest was originally scheduled for Dec. 20 but was postponed due to COVID-19 testing results and contact tracing protocols within the Trojans' program.
Oregon State will face No. 21 Oregon at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.
The Rivalry Series is presented by Safeway-Albertsons, Spirit Mountain Casino, PacificSource Health Plans, Your Local Toyota Dealers and First Interstate Bank
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