PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Ethan Thompson scored 23 points while dishing out six assists and Oregon State embarrassed Washington State, 92-67 on the last day of the regular season Saturday.
Oregon State (15-15, 7-11 Pac-12) blew things open from the start going on a 20-2 run over the course of 5:17. The Beavers shot 61 percent from the field in the first half and increased the lead to a 25-point margin at halftime, 54-29.
Three Beaver players scored in double digits by halftime with Thompson scoring 15.
After dominating the first half, the Beavers put their game on cruise control the rest of the way.
Tres Tinkle added 18 points with 12 rebounds and five assists for the Beavers, Stephen Thompson Jr. added 18 and Drew Eubanks contributed 12.
Steven Shpreyregin was the leading scorer for Washington State (12-18, 4-14 Pac-12) on Senior night with a career-high 10 points.
Coming off a 28-point performance and putting the team on his back against Oregon, Malachi Flynn had just nine points and four assists. Robert Franks, the team's leading scorer, managed just eight points and four rebounds. Franks did not score in the second half.
Oregon State: After dismantling the Cougars on the road, the Beavers have now won two of their last three games and look to take that momentum into Pac-12 tournament play. The Beavers will have to win the Pac-12 tournament for a chance to make the NCAA tournament.
Washington State: The Cougars seemed to figure things out towards the end of the season with a win against Oregon on Thursday night. However; WSU looked defeated from the start of the game.
Oregon State and Washington State will both travel to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 tournament.