SEATTLE, Wash. –
Oregon State completed its first Pac-12 Conference road trip of the season on Saturday by falling 87-61 to Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Sophomore center Drew Eubanks
had 19 points and six rebounds for the Beavers (4-14, 0-4 Pac-12), who dropped a 75-62 decision to Washington State in Spokane on Wednesday night in the first game of their Washington swing.
Eubanks had 16 points and nine rebounds against the Cougars and finished the series against the Washington schools with 35 points and 15 rebounds. He has scored 13 or more points in eight of his last nine games.
Freshman guard JaQuori McLaughlin
and sophomore guard Stephen Thompson Jr.
joined Eubanks in double figures for the third consecutive game.
McLaughlin was 3-for-5 on 3-pointers and matched Eubanks for the team high with 19 points to reach double figures for the seventh time in his last eight games. He fell four short of his career high of 23, against Portland on Dec. 18.
Thompson Jr. had 12 points and hit double figures for the 10th
game in a row since coming off a foot injury that sidelined him for six games from Nov. 13-28. He is averaging 18.8 points in the last four games.
Washington (8-7, 1-2 Pac-12) led by as many as 31 points in the second half in the only meeting of the season between the longtime Northwest rivals. OSU had won the last two games in the series before Saturday.
OSU led 8-7 with 17:09 left in the first half but the Huskies ran off 12 points in a row to establish their first double-digit advantage. OSU never got closer than seven points again; Washington led 43-28 at intermission and steadily pulled away in the final 20 minutes.
The Beavers resume Pac-12 action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. The game will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.
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