Ore­gon State tops Cal with 74-56 win

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - SPORTS - By Gary Horowitz

COR­VAL­LIS, ORE. >> Se­niors Tres Tinkle and Ky­lor Kel­ley went out in style in their fi­nal home games for Ore­gon State with a 74-56 win over Cal­i­for­nia on Satur­day.

Tinkle and Kel­ley, who were hon­ored in a pregame cer­e­mony at Gill Coli­seum, com­bined for 43 points and 14 re­bounds.

Tinkle scored a game-high 24 points and Kel­ley fin­ished 8-of-10 shoot­ing and scored a Pac-12 ca­reer-high 19 points. Paris Austin led the Golden Bears (13-18, 7-11) with 18 points.

It was a frus­trat­ing game for Cal­i­for­nia lead­ing scorer Matt Bradley, who fouled out with 2:30 re­main­ing af­ter taunt­ing Gianni Hunt af­ter block­ing his shot and pick­ing up a tech­ni­cal foul.

Bradley, who scored 23 points in the Bears’ 69-67 win over Ore­gon State on Feb. 1, fin­ished with eight points go­ing 2 of 10 from the field.

Ore­gon State took its big­gest lead at 60-42 on Kel­ley’s jumper with 5:51 re­main­ing. The Bears re­sponded with a 9-0 run to cut the lead to nine points, but they wouldn’t get closer.

Back-to-back 3-point­ers by Jarod Lu­cas and Tinkle cul­mi­nated

a 10-2 run and ex­tended the Beavers’ lead to 20-10 at 8:39 of the first half. Ore­gon State led 26-21 at the break be­hind Tinkle’s 11 points.

Bradley didn’t get in the scor­ing col­umn un­til he con­nected on a 3 with less than three min­utes re­main­ing in the first half. BIG PIC­TURE >> Cal­i­for­nia: Bradley is the only player av­er­ag­ing in dou­ble fig­ures this sea­son. … The Bears are 1-10 in road games. Ore­gon State: Tinkle ex­tended his school record for con­sec­u­tive dou­ble-fig­ure scor­ing games to 95. … The Beavers likely need to win the Pac-12 tour­na­ment to ad­vance to March Mad­ness for the first time since 2016.

UP NEXT >> Both teams play Wed­nes­day in the first round of the Pac-12 tour­na­ment at T-Mo­bile Arena in Las Ve­gas with op­po­nents to be de­ter­mined.


Cal­i­for­nia’s Paris Austin (3) shoots over Ore­gon State’s Zach Re­ichle (11) dur­ing the sec­ond half of an NCAA col­lege bas­ket­ball game in Cor­val­lis, Ore., Satur­day.

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