Wayne Tinkle & Drew Eubanks
Associated Press
Sophomore center Drew Eubanks had 13 points and seven rebounds.
Oregon State OSU 4-22, 0-13
UCLA UCLA 23-3, 10-3
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Oregon State OSU 27 33 60
UCLA UCLA 32 46 78

Game Recap: Men's Basketball | | Oregon State Communications

UCLA Pulls Away From OSU In Second Half

LOS ANGELES – Oregon State went toe-to-toe with No. 10 UCLA into the second half on Sunday before the Bruins pulled away for a 78-60 victory in a Pac-12 game at Pauley Pavilion.

Sophomore guard Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 18 points and sophomore center Drew Eubanks added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Beavers (4-22, 0-13). Redshirt freshman guard Kendal Manuel and freshman guard JaQuori McLaughlin added nine points each.

The Beavers hung with the Bruins (23-3, 10-3) for much of the first half and took a 27-24 lead on a 3-ball by McLaughlin with 2:39 remaining before the break. However, UCLA answered with a closing 8-0 run to assume a 32-27 intermission edge.

OSU pulled within 36-32 with 18:29 to play on a 3-pointer by Thompson Jr. UCLA answered with an 11-2 run over the next three minutes to build a 47-34 advantage with 15:59 to play and the Beavers didn't get closer than 10 points thereafter.

Thompson was 7 of 16 from the floor and 4 of 7 from beyond the arc in reaching double figures for the 19th consecutive game this season and for the 40th time in his 52-game career.

Eubanks was 6 of 8 from the field in hitting double figures for the 20th time this season and the 31st time in his career.

McLaughlin's aforementioned 3-pointer gave him 49 for the season, a school record for a freshman. Thompson Jr. set the previous standard of 48 last season. He also had four assists.

Manuel was 3 of 6 on 3-pointers. He is closing in on the former school record as well, as he now has 43 this season.

Sophomore center Gligorije Rakocevic had a team-high nine rebounds, a career high. His former best was seven most recently against Arizona State on Feb. 4.

The Beavers resume Pac-12 action at 6 p.m. Thursday when they host Colorado at Gill Coliseum. The game will be televised by Pac-12 Networks. The homestand concludes against Utah at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in a game to be televised by ESPNU.

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