OR beats Arizona St. 76-72 - Recap, Box score

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

The Wildcats used a 15-4 run in the second half to pull away for a 62-53 win at the McKale Center. The under is 5-1 in the Wildcats' last six home games and the over is 5-1 in their last six versus the Pac-12.

Deandre Ayton finished with a game-high 26 points while Dusan Ristic secured his third double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

North Carolina State 78, #19 Clemson 77: Omer Yurtseven scored 29 points as the host Wolfpack (12-5, 2-2 ACC) held off the Tigers (14-2, 3-1).

OR (12-5, 2-2 Pac-12) used a late spurt to go up eight points and hit four free throws in the final 32 seconds to earn its biggest win of the season. Its previous low was 63 in a victory over St. Louis.

How to bet: Vegas has Arizona as a 15-point favorite against Oregon State. Alkins scored seven in the surge, capping it with a 3-pointer that put Arizona up 54-42 with 4:10 to play. The Beaves made 6 of 14 tries from beyond the arc.

#5 Wichita State 95, East Carolina 60: Rauno Nurger scored 14 points as the Shockers (14-2, 4-0 American) beat the host Pirates (7-9, 1-4).

The Oregon Ducks (11-5) are coming from a 76-64 loss to the Oregon State Beavers in which Paul White scored 16 points in 5-for-12 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 from the free throw line.

Kodi Justice had 21 points and Shannon Evans II added 19 for Arizona State (13-3, 1-3). In that one, Oregon State's Tres Tinkle logged 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Oregon State got a big rivalry win over Oregon in their last outing, and even though they've had a couple of head-slapping slip-ups recently (Kent State and Utah) they're staying in games even when they lose. Instead, Ira Lee's three-point play on a breakaway stuff and Trier's 3-pointer cut the lead to 22-21 with 3:11 to go, and neither team could score again before halftime. The team now enters a key stretch of the season with road games against Arizona State and Arizona before returning home for three games against USC, UCLA and Oregon State.

Ayton and Trier were selected to the Wooden Award list midseason top 25 this week.

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