Beavers Run Past Utes, 88-76
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Jarod Lucas tied a season-high with 25 points, Warith Alatishe added 16 and Oregon State's starting lineup filled statistical columns while beating Utah 88-76 on Thursday night at Gill Coliseum.
With the exception of 11 seconds early Oregon State led the entire way. The Beavers (3-10, 1-2 Pac-12) now have won back-to-back contests following a 10-game skid.
Oregon State had only nine players available, as six were sidelined due to COVID-19 protocol, injuries or personal reasons.
Lucas made 9-of-11 foul shots, grabbed six rebounds and passed three assists. Alatishe had five rebounds and five steals and Dashawn Davis scored 13 points, distributed eight assists and collected five rebounds.
Roman Silva scored 12, pulled six boards and blocked three shots and Dexter Akanno scored 10 points shooting 4 for 5 from 3-point range.
Oregon State finished 55.7% shooting (34 for 61) and made half their 12 3-point attempts. The Beavers forced 20 turnovers and outscored the Utes 23-8 on points off turnovers.
Alatishe's basket with 3:13 left before intermission made it 43-29 before the Utes closed to 47-38 at the break. Brandon Carlson's 3-pointer with 16:33 remaining capped a 13-5 Utes run to bring Utah within 52-51. But the Beavers countered with an 11-4 run and Utah never got within three points the rest of the way.
David Jenkins Jr. scored 22 points for Utah, shooting 5 for 8 from beyond the 3 arc, and Marco Anthony scored 10.
Utah (8-5, 1-2) lost its fifth consecutive game to Oregon State.
It was the 116th win of Wayne Tinkle's Oregon State coaching career, making him the third-winningest coach in Oregon State history. He trails only Naismith Memorial Hall of Famers Slats Gill (599) and Ralph Miller (359).
Oregon State will next host Sacramento State at 3 p.m. on Monday at Gill Coliseum in the final non-conference game of the season.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).