NCAAB Game Recap - Oregon State at Texas-San Antonio
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:30 PM EST

UNC
81
Gonz
94
F
MiaO
46
Lou
70
F
KY
66
Utah
69
F
Mont
48
Oreg
81
F
Stony
44
UVA
56
F
Baylor
91
TN-M
63
F
MSU
77
NW
72
F
SDCh
48
SDSU
92
F
Tenn
66
Cin
78
F
CenCT
60
Dart
76
F
InWor
82
CenAR
88
F(OT)
OrSt
88
TexSA
78
F
LoyIL
78
Vand
70
F
WCU
61
Xav
74
F
(N/A)
47
How
105
F
USC-Up
73
SCSt
70
F
StPet
56
UConn
66
F
BethC
65
UCF
70
F
UNCG
54
Vermt
53
F
ETSU
74
LSU
63
F
IL-C
66
IlSt
67
F
Valpa
87
HiPt
72
F
(N/A)
61
W MI
84
F
Niag
70
StBon
87
F
Jacksn
81
Presb
58
F
Rich
62
OlDom
59
F
UNH
64
Maris
56
F
Merrim
60
LaSal
74
F
TNSt
72
IndSt
78
F
Ball
65
GaTec
47
F
DeP
73
Clev
65
F
VACom
76
Charl
71
F
Canis
73
Buff
82
F
HBU
68
SFA
96
F
Alab
105
Samf
87
F
NWSt
79
SamH
92
F
KennSt
44
Belm
83
F
Bingha
55
YSU
73
F
ULLa
67
ArkSt
79
F
FlGlf
56
SDSt
75
F
(N/A)
64
WIGB
126
F
Hamp
53
SIU
75
F
TXAMC
58
Nich
64
F
AbCh
77
NOrl
71
F
Radf
68
MisSt
77
F
SeLA
73
Lamar
79
F(OT)
Oakl
62
Syr
74
F
SoFL
74
UtSt
76
F(OT)
DelSt
80
JacSt
92
F
Albany
57
StJon
85
F
PaulQ
67
McNee
109
F
UtVal
69
Wyo
67
F
ArkPB
40
NMSt
65
F
StMar
96
AzSt
56
F
South
61
CBU
78
F
SJSU
84
SCla
89
F
TXSo
73
Nev
91
F
Pacif
74
UNLV
66
F
CAPoly
56
Sac
57
F

Dec 18, 2019, 5:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Oregon State (9-1)

41

47

88

Texas-San Antonio (4-7)

34

44

78

Thompson, Kelley lead Oregon State to 88-78 win over UTSA
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:02 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Oregon State is off to its best start in 35 years and has its depth to thank for it.

Ethan Thompson and Kylor Kelley each scored 23 points and Oregon State beat Texas-San Antonio 88-78 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight win.

Thompson shot 8 of 11 from the field, and Kelley was 7 of 8 as Oregon State (9-1) shot 56% overall and made 25 of 39 free throws.

"We've always talked about the strength of this team is our depth," Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said. "No one person carries us. ... It's nice that there's always other guys there when some guys aren't on their best."

Tres Tinkle finished with 11 points, and Sean Miller-Moore had 10 for Oregon State.

"We knew their focus was going to be to try to take Tres and Ethan out of the game," Wayne Tinkle said. "We challenged our other guys to step up. Kylor really did, and then Ethan took over a couple times each half for us. That's what veteran leaders do, and these guys did a good job."

The Beavers' 9-1 start is their best since the 1984-85 season when they started 15-1. Their seventh straight win was a first since doing so in 1992-93.

"The record shows that we are able to close out some games even if we aren't playing at our best for the whole 40 minutes," Thompson said. "I think it shows the maturity of our team, and we are confident going down the stretch later in the season in close games, that our team will come out on top."

Jhivvan Jackson, who came in as the nation's leading scorer at 25.2 points a game, scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half and finished 10-of-21 shooting for the Roadrunners (4-7).

Keaton Wallace added 21 points and UTSA shot 45% from the floor, including 15 of 33 on 3-pointers.

"The first half we were a little stagnant, and the second half I think we were able to move the ball a lot better," Jackson said. "We were driving and kicking. . We needed those stretches where we got stops, and we didn't have them."

The Beavers never trailed and used an 11-2 run to take their largest lead of the first half at 38-24 on a Roman Silva layup with four minutes left in the first half. UTSA cut the lead to 41-34 at the half.

Oregon State scored the first nine points of the second half to take a 50-34 lead on a Thompson 3-pointer, and UTSA got no closer than six the rest of the way.

"We started the second half very poorly with four turnovers," UTSA coach Steve Henson said. "They built that big lead. We made some runs at them but not enough.

BIG PICTURE

Oregon State: OSU's size was too much for the Roadrunners as the Beavers dominated the points in the paint, 44-14.

"We thought we would have an advantage in there not just with our bigs but across the board just because of the size difference," Wayne Tinkle said of the advantage in the paint. "We got it in there various ways off post-ups, off picking and rolling."

The Beavers need to find other scoring option outside Kelley, Thompson and Tinkle, who entered as Oregon State's leading scorer but was in foul trouble throughout.

UTSA: The Roadrunners held the edge in points off turnovers 20-18 and outrebounded the Beavers 37-35. UTSA did well passing the ball around, finishing with 16 assists on 27 made field goals.

"We're going to continue to hammer away defensively," Henson said. "We made some strides with our rebounding, but we have to defend better."

UP NEXT

Oregon State faces Texas A&M in College Station on Saturday.

UTSA hosts Illinois State on Saturday.

Leaders

Oregon State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Hunt 0 0 1 1 0 0
D. Tucker 0 0 0 2 0 0
Texas-San Antonio PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Rodriguez 0 0 1 3 1 0
A. Iyaye 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

OrSt TexSA
Points For 88 78
Field Goals 29/52-56% 27/60-45%
Three Pointers 5/18-28% 15/33-45%
Free Throws 25/39-64% 9/16-56%
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Defensive Rebounds 26 26
Rebounds 43 41
Blocks 4 2
Steals 5 4
Turnovers 15 16
Personal Fouls 16 29
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - OrSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Dec 18 OrSt 88 @ TexSA 78 J. Lucas 2 L. Barisic 3

Game Information

Stadium: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 712
Game Time: