Corvallis, OR – In a very exciting well played game Oregon State beat Washington 97-94 in double-overtime on a last-second three-pointer Stephen Thompson Jr.. Thompson Jr. had a chance to seal the game in the first overtime but he missed two free throws with a second remaining. He made up for that with the deciding three-pointer.
Oregon State had five players who were important in the home win. 6-6 freshman forward Alfred Hollins got things going early for the Beavers with his high energy plays. Hollins brings spark to the starting lineup with his athletic length, quickness, and physical play. He has good mid-range touch, and can finish at the rim. He contributed 12points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3PT) in 17 minutes of play. Fellow 6-5” freshman Ethan Thompson competed hard on both ends of the floor all evening in route to a nine point (4-6 FG, 1-2 3PT), two rebound, and seven assist performance. 6-10 junior forward Drew Eubanks had a double-double and did a very good job physically battling for rebounds getting 11 of his 12 in the second half .He finished the game with 18 points (8-8 FG), three assists and four blocks. 6-8 junior forward Tres Tinkle also had a double-double as he played with competitive energy and enthusiasm. Tinkle runs the floor well, battles physically, has good footwork, shooting touch, and athleticism as he battled for 29 points (12-22 FG, 2-5 3 PT), 11 rebounds and eight assists. The star of the night, 6-4 junior guard Thompson Jr. is improving with each game, and has emerged this season as a very valuable leader for this team. He finished the game with 22 points (4-8 3PT), three rebounds, six assists and six steals. His IQ for the game is growing exponentially. He has good length and gets in the passing lane with much improved lateral footwork. He is a knock down three point shooter once he gets his feet set, and has been distributing more after he gets into the paint.
For Washington, national player of the week Noah Dickerson had a monster game. The 6-8 junior forward bruised his way to a double-double scoring 28 points (8-12 FG, 12-13 FT) and snatching down twelve rebounds. Dickerson was a handful in the paint with his physical presence, displaying a series of pump fakes, foot work pivoting, ball control and strength. He was really good at drawing fouls, as he embraces physical contact. He has a really soft touch from the free throw line with nice height and backspin on the shot. He is a talented post player with soft finishes off the glass. 6-0 junior point guard David Crisp was electrifying with his blazing speed and quickness pushing the ball up the floor and relentlessly getting in the paint, Crisp was very clever with his ball handling skills and distributing the basketball in route to his 11 point, seven assist and four rebound line. 6-4 freshman guard Jaylen Nowell is a gem, the freshman runs the floor well as he scored 23 points (10-20 FG, 3-5 3PT,) to go along with five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Nowell is a lengthy combo guard with a good athletic build, a fast moving player who can create his own shot of the dribble/ He can score in bunches, and has deep shooting range touch with nice form and trajectory. He will definitely get stronger over time. 6-5 junior forward Matisse Thybulle has a nice touch on his three point shot. He finished the game with 15-points (5-11 FG, 4-6 3PT), two rebounds, two blocks and four steals. He’s a good athlete, with good length and footwork.
- UW led 29: 03 of game
- Points in Paint: OSU 60 – UW 48
- Assists: OSU 27 – UW 13
- OT FG%: OSU 43.8% – UW 33.3%
Oregon State (13-11, 5-7) next will visit UCLA (17-8, 8-5) next Thursday at 8:00pm.
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