The Oregon State men's basketball program continues to roll.
The Beavers (9-7, 5-5) won its fourth conference game in six tries by blowing out Washington (3-13, 2-9) 91-71 at Gill Coliseum Thursday evening.
Guard Jared Lucas led Oregon State with 19 points from the field on 50% shooting and 5-9 from three-point range.
Here are the key takeaways.
Oregon State has a good defense.
Wayne Tinkle stresses defense as the Beavers head coach and so far during the 2020-21 season, that has been the calling card for the frisky Beavers squad.
Entering the contest, Oregon State had the Pac-12's best three-point defense, and that continued with the Beavers only allowing the Huskys to shoot 25% from behind the arc, 5-20 overall, including 0-11 in the second half.
Balanced Offensive Attack
While the Beavers won by 20 points, it was not due to any single player having a dominant game in particular. Instead, the scoring was spread out quite evenly with all five starters scoring between 14 and 19 points while playing between 25 and 32 minutes each.
In fact, if you disregard senior Roman Silva who played 25 minutes and made six of seven field-goal attempts, all the Beavers starters played between 30 to 32 minutes.
Oregon State fouled too much
With the Huskies not being able to hit anything in the second half, Oregon State bailed them out by granting 20 foul shots in the second half alone. Washington hit 18 of them.
Ethan Thompson found Warith Alatishe for an impressive out-of-bounds play.
Washington was out-shot from behind the arc by six three-pointers, shooting 5-20 compared to the Beavers 11-24.
The Next Game
Oregon State hosts Washington State on Saturday, November 6th at 3:00 p.m. PT.