Thompson, Alatishe Help Beavers Beat No. 21 Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. – Ethan Thompson scored 19 points, Warith Alatishe had 14 points and 16 rebounds and Oregon State beat No. 21 Oregon, 73-61, on Saturday night at Matthew Knight Arena.
Jarod Lucas added 13 points, and the Beavers (8-5, 4-3 Pac-12) had a 43-23 rebounding edge en route to their third-straight victory.
Thompson, a senior guard, joined Gary Payton as the only players in school history with at least 1,400 points and 400 assists. He was 3-for-11 from the field, but made 12 of 14 free throws.
It was Oregon State's first true road win over a Top 25 team since Jan. 5, 1985 when the Beavers upset No. 15 Washington, 52-45, in Seattle.
Oregon State has now won four of the last five meetings against the Ducks and snapped a 28-game home winning streak by Oregon.
Eugene Omoruyi had 15 points and nine rebounds for Oregon (9-3, 4-2), playing without four projected starters. Freshman guard Jalen Terry had 13 points, and Eric Williams Jr. added 11.
The Beavers broke a 34-34 tie early in the second half with eight straight points and never trailed the rest of the way.
The Rivalry Series is presented by Safeway-Albertsons, Spirit Mountain Casino, PacificSource Health Plans, Your Local Toyota Dealers and First Interstate Bank
The Beavers next head to Los Angeles to play USC at 2 p.m. on Thursday (ESPNU) and UCLA at 4 p.m. on Saturday (Pac-12 Network).
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