By Anne M. Peterson

The Associated Press

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PORTLAND — T.J. Starks had 18 points and eight assists and Texas A&M won its third straight game with a 67-64 victory over Oregon State at the Dam City Classic on Saturday night.

Brandon Mahan, Wendell Mitchell and John Walker III each added 10 points for the Aggies (4-4), who had not played for nearly two weeks because of a canceled game.

Ethan Thompson had 20 points for the Beavers (6-3), who dropped their second straight game. Tres Tinkle added 17.

After a back-and-forth second half, Starks hit a 3-pointer that gave the Aggies a 63-57 lead with just over four minutes left. Savion Flagg added a layup to extend the lead.

Stephen Thompson Jr. made a layup to pull the Beavers within 65-62 with 34.6 seconds left. Mitchell missed the first of two free throws on the other end before Alfred Hollins did the same for Oregon State to make it 66-63.

Oregon State could not score in a scramble under the basket and could not catch up to the Aggies.

It was the fourth Dam City Classic showcase at Portland’s Moda Center, home of the NBA’s Trail Blazers.

The Aggies were coming off an 80-59 victory over Northwestern State on Dec. 3. Texas A&M had a game against Boston College scheduled for Dec. 8 but the Eagles ultimately said they could not get to the game because of travel delays caused by poor weather in College Station.

Texas A&M jumped in front 22-16 early after back-to-back 3-pointers from Mitchell. The Beavers responded with a 7-2 run to get within 24-23, capped by Tinkle’s layup.

Texas A&M led 33-30 at the half, led by Mahan with eight points.

Ethan Thompson, who had averaged 20.7 points for the Beavers over the previous three games, had 10 points at the break. Kylor Kelley had two blocks for Oregon State in the first half for his 10th straight game with multiple blocks, tying an Oregon State record.

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