Box Score CORVALLIS, Ore. – Kylor Kelley
scored 14 points, all before halftime, grabbed eight boards and had four blocks as Oregon State dominated early and cruised to an 80-59 win over Central Connecticut on Saturday night at Gill Coliseum.
added 20 points and eight rebounds, Stephen Thompson Jr.
had 17 points and Zach Reichle
came off the bench to chip in 10 points and five boards for the Beavers (8-4).
Jamir Coleman had 16 points and seven rebounds and Karrington Wallace added nine points and six rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-7).
The Beavers shot 49 percent, compared to 33 percent for the Blue Devils, and outrebounded Central Connecticut 47-28.
Oregon State took control of the game with an early 24-0 surge, capped by a Thompson-to-Kelley alley-oop at the 5:52 mark, to take a 36-10 lead. Central Connecticut missed 14 straight shots during the run.
The Beavers led 50-21 at the break, and led by more than 20 the rest of the game.
The Beavers open Pac-12 play against Oregon at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene in the 351st edition of the Civil War.
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