BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Ethan Thompson scored 24 points, Tres Tinkle hit a go-ahead layup with 2:25 remaining and Oregon State rallied from 12 down in the second half to stun Colorado 76-68 on Sunday night.
Trailing 53-41 with 13:21 left, the Beavers (11-3, 1-1 Pac-12) turned up the pressure to win their second straight in Boulder. They forced the Buffaloes (12-3, 1-1) into mistake after mistake and bad shot after bad shot down the stretch.
Fresh off a win over No. 4 Oregon last week, the Buffaloes were in control until midway through the second half. That's when Oregon State went to a full-court trap defense that caused all sorts of trouble for Colorado.
Tinkle's layup gave Oregon State its first lead since midway through the first half. From there, Thompson took over as he scored seven points in the final 1:10.
Tyler Bey had 20 points for Colorado, while McKinley Wright IV added 14 points and 10 assists. It was the sixth time Wright's career he’s had a double-double with points and assists. That ties Jay Humphries for the most in school history.
Seven-footer Kylor Kelley gave the Buffaloes trouble all night. Kelley finished with 12 points as he faced a multitude of defenses, including Colorado's 7-footer Dallas Walton.
Tinkle had 12 points and now has 1,937 career points. He's 236 points away from passing Gary Payton and becoming the all-time leading scorer in Oregon State history.
Bey had blocked three shots — and didn't gloat after any of them. He did have a smile after swatting Kelley with 8:02 remaining to keep it a 10-point game. Bey learned his lesson after picking up a technical for taunting in a close game against Oregon on Thursday. Bey was admonished by Colorado coach Tad Boyle.
Oregon State: The Beavers shot 56% from the field in the second half to work their way back into the game. They finished 18 of 21 from the free-throw line.
Colorado: The Beavers knocked off a Buffs team that's proven to be tough to beat under Boyle. The Buffs fall to 135-26 in Boulder under Boyle.
Oregon State: Host Arizona State on Thursday.
Colorado: Host Utah on Sunday.
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