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LOS ANGELES — One streak fell on Saturday for the Oregon State men's basketball team.

Unfortunately for the Beavers, it was not their road game loss streak.

OSU fell to USC 72-59 and lost by 10 or more points for the first time this season. The Beavers now have lost 21 straight road games.

The game really didn't slip away from the Beavers until well into the second half. OSU was keeping it within two to four points for a good time.

It was 48-46 USC after Ethan Thompson hit one of two from the line, but the Trojans put together a 6-0 run and did it again moments later to take a 61-51 lead and the Beavers could not recover.

Both teams went to the alley-oop play for dunks throughout the game, with the Trojans doing the most damage.

Drew Eubanks was on the receiving end of most of the lobs for OSU and took advantage. Eubanks was consistent on offense all game, hitting short jumpers and hook shots.

Eubanks finished with 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Tres Tinkle also had 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Alfred Hollins added 10 points.

But the Beavers were 3 for 15 from 3-point range and Stevie Thompson missed all six of his attempts.

They also struggled to control USC's Elijah Stewart, who scored 28.

The Beavers trailed 32-30 at halftime. They spent the early part of the first half working to make up lost ground as USC held a slight lead for the first several minutes.

Two long 3-pointers by Kendal Manuel along with a three-point play by Thompson on a fast break made it 16-16.

Then Eubanks went to work. He hit a fadeaway jumper, then a hook shot to give the Beavers their first lead of the game at 20-18.

USC went on an 8-0 run but the Beavers responded with a 6-0 run, started by a dunk off a lob by Eubanks. Then Tinkle tipped in his own miss and hit a layup to make it 26-26.

OSU was outscored 6-4 from there, with Eubanks hitting another hook and Tinkle with a basket to bring the Beavers within two.

Eubanks had eight points and five rebounds at the break.


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