The Associated Press

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Washington at Oregon St.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday


CORVALLIS — Oregon State was on a four-game losing streak and facing heavy criticism on social media and elsewhere, said coach Wayne Tinkle.

“Our backs were against the wall and this was a must win. Our guys knew it. And the neat thing is they ignored all the negativity that came from all over the place this week,” he said.

The web will surely be a bit more positive, at least for a day or so.

Tres Tinkle had 20 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals as Oregon State cruised past Washington State 94-62 on Thursday night.

Drew Eubanks added 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks and Alfred Hollins had a career-high 19 points and four steals for the Beavers (12-11, 4-7 Pac-12).

“It’s one game, but we’re really excited with the way the guys came out and responded,” Wayne Tinkle said.

Robert Franks had 17 points and six rebounds and Carter Skaggs had 11 points off the bench for the Cougars (9-14, 1-10), who have lost six in a row.

With the game tied at 24-all, Oregon State went on a 20-0 run spanning the last four minutes of the first half and the first two minutes of the second half.

Also Thursday:


UCLA 82, No. 13 Arizona 74: TUCSON, Ariz. — Aaron Holiday scored 17 points and Gyorgy Golomon added a career-high 16 to lead UCLA. The Bruins (17-7, 8-4 Pac-12) shot 52 percent from the floor and were 11 of 24 from the 3-point arc. Allonzo Trier led Arizona (19-6, 9-3) with 17 points.

Utah 75, Stanford 60: SALT LAKE CITY — Justin Bibbins scored 18 and Utah led wire-to-wire. The Utes (14-9, 6-6) broke a two-game skid while the Cardinal (13-12, 7-5) watched a two-game win streak end.

Arizona State 80, Southern Cal 78: TEMPE, Ariz. — Tra Holder banked in a short jumper with 1.6 seconds to play, and Arizona State (18-6, 6-6) scored the last nine points of the game to stun USC (17-8, 8-4). Nick Rakocevic scored 19 points and Bennie Boatwright added 18 for the Trojans.

Top 25

No. 21 North Carolina 82, No. 9 Duke 78: CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Joel Berry II scored 21 points and Kenny Williams made six 3-pointers and matched his career high with 20 points for the Tar Heels (18-7). Gary Trent Jr. scored 16 points to lead the Blue Devils (19-5).

No. 11 Saint Mary’s 83, Loyola Marymount 62: LOS ANGELES — Jock Landale scored 21 points and Jordan Ford added 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Saint Mary’s (24-2).

No. 12 Gonzaga 71, Pacific 61: STOCKTON, Calif. — Killian Tillie had 21 points and 10 rebounds and made a key tip-in with 1:39 remaining to lift Gonzaga (22-4).

No. 16 Clemson 72, Pitt 48: CLEMSON, S.C. — Gabe DeVoe matched his career high with 25 points to lead Clemson (20-4).