Beavers Fall To Princeton, 81-80
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ethan Wright scored a career-high 24 points with six 3-pointers, also a career best, and sank two free throws with six seconds remaining as Princeton held off Oregon State, 81-80, on Sunday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.
The Ivy League Tigers (4-1) never trailed after a Drew Friberg 3-pointer gave them a 29-27 lead at the 5:41 mark of the first half, and led by as many as 11 points with 6:33 remaining in the game.
Friberg added 17 points with four 3-pointers, Tosan Evbuomwan scored 14 with five assists, while Jaelin Llewellyn also scored 14.
Princeton has defeated Power Five opponents South Carolina and Oregon State while falling to Minnesota of the Big Ten in double-overtime.
Dashawn Davis scored 16 with five assists to lead Oregon State (1-4). Jarod Lucas scored 13 and Tre' Williams added 11 for the Beavers.
Lucas scored eight of his 13 in the final 6:11 — including a 3-pointer that cut the gap to 81-80 with 0.5 seconds remaining.
Oregon State will next travel to Niceville, Fla., to play Wake Forest at 6:30 p.m. PT on Friday in the opening round of the Emerald Coast Classic. The Beavers will play either LSU or Penn State on Saturday.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).