The Associated Press

Pac-12 Tournament

No. 10-seeded Oregon St. vs. No. 2 Southern Cal

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

TV: Pac-12

LAS VEGAS — Oregon State had a penchant for finding ways to lose instead of win for most of the regular season. If the opposing team hit a big shot or one of the Beavers missed a key free throw, they would slump their shoulders and watch the other team walk off with a victory.

With a chance to move on in the Pac-12 Tournament, Oregon State found a way to make the big plays down the stretch.

Drew Eubanks scored 19 points, Stephen Thompson Jr. added 14, and the Beavers outlasted Washington 69-66 in overtime on Wednesday night in the opening round of the tournament.

“We said at halftime: ‘Guys, when we make mistakes and we coach you and get after you, you can’t drop your chins,’” Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said. “That’s part of developing toughness and maturity. And I thought the second half we really did that. That was the difference.”

Oregon State went up 66-64 in overtime on Tres Tinkle’s two free throws and Washington tried to set up a shot to tie, but David Crisp threw the ball out of bounds. After Eubanks hit 1 of 2 free throws, Crisp scored on a layup with 3.1 seconds left to pull the Huskies within two.

Tinkle hit two more free throws with 2.5 seconds left and Crisp got a good look at a tying 3-pointer from just past midcourt, but it caromed off the back of the rim.

Oregon State (16-15) moves on to face No. 2 seed Southern California in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

“It’s definitely a great feeling so far,” Thompson said. “We know we have a lot of work to do in order to accomplish what we want to accomplish.”

Matisse Thybulle had 19 points and Noah Dickerson 15 points as Washington (20-12) saw its slim NCAA Tournament hopes all but disappear.

“You’ve got to tip your hat to Oregon State,” Washington coach Mike Hopkins said. “I mean, they battled, they made the plays down the stretch that you had to make. I mean, the bottom line is this is a championship-level conference and a great environment. They beat us in overtime. It was a heck of a game.”

Also Wednesday:

Pac-12 Tournament

Stanford 76, California 58: LAS VEGAS — Reid Travis had 19 points and 13 rebounds, helping Stanford (18-14) roll over rival California (8-24) 76-58 in the first round. The fifth-seeded Cardinal held No. 12 Cal to 28 percent shooting and had a 30-18 advantage in the paint.

Colorado 97, Arizona St. 85: LAS VEGAS — McKinley Wright IV had 20 points and 11 assists, and Colorado (17-14) put a dent in Arizona State’s NCAA Tournament hopes in the opening round. The Buffaloes shot 54 percent overall and made 18 of 20 free throws. The Sun Devils (20-11) had a pair of long stretches without a field goal in the second half and went 12 for 21 from the free-throw line.

Top 25

No. 12 North Carolina 78, Syracuse 59: NEW YORK — Theo Pinson had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and Kenny Williams scored 17 points as North Carolina (23-9) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.