The Associated Press

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CORVALLIS — With Oregon State’s star big man Drew Eubanks saddled with foul trouble early in the second half, Stephen Thompson Jr. said his team felt a sense of urgency.

“Everybody did a good job of stepping up. … I think it was a team effort,” Thompson said.

Thompson had 26 points, making four 3-pointers, and six assists to lead Oregon State to a 74-62 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday night.

Tres Tinkle added 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Beavers (5-3).

“We’re making good progress right now. The wins haven’t been pretty, but we’ll take them,” Thompson said.

Nick Mayo had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Asante Gist added 15 points for the Colonels (4-5).

“We’re a good basketball team that hasn’t found our rhythm yet, and once we find our rhythm, we’ll be hard to stop,” Eastern Kentucky coach Dan McHale said.

The duo of Thompson and Tinkle took control of the game after halftime, as the Beavers went on a 12-2 run to take a 43-37 lead. Thompson and Tinkle scored Oregon State’s first 22 points after the break.

Oregon State shot 55.6 percent and outrebounded Eastern Kentucky 34-26.

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