By Kyle Odegard

The Associated Press

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CORVALLIS — Stephen Thompson Jr. was off target on a floater that could have won the game with seconds left in regulation, then missed two free throws that likely would have sealed the contest in overtime. In double overtime, he did not squander a new opportunity.

“Third time’s the charm,” said Thompson, who has a well-earned reputation as a clutch shooter.

Thompson hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left in double overtime as Oregon State stormed back to beat Washington 97-94 on Saturday night.

The Huskies might have been feeling deja vu. Nearly two years ago, on Feb. 24, 2016, Thompson drilled a buzzer-beating 3-pointer as the Beavers beat Washington 82-81 at Gill Coliseum. “It just happened to be in the same spot,” Thompson said.

Thompson finished with 22 points, four 3-pointers, six assists and a career-high six steals, while Tres Tinkle added 29 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Beavers (13-11, 5-7), who trailed by 13 points with eight minutes and change left in regulation. Drew Eubanks added 18 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks.

With Oregon State behind by double digits late in regulation, coach Wayne Tinkle said he challenged his team during a timeout.

“Boy did they respond,” he added.

Noah Dickerson bullied his way down low to 28 points and 12 rebounds, while Jaylen Nowell added 23 points for the Huskies (17-8, 7-5), who lost both games of their Oregon road trip.

“We just didn’t defend the 3-point line. I mean, it’s what we do. We let Thompson get hot, and when those guys get hot and they start getting confident, you see what happens. They make the big one. Tonight, our defense failed us,” Washington coach Mike Hopkins said.

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