OSU men's basketball: Beavers lose in overtime at Arizona State

2014-02-06T22:58:00Z OSU men's basketball: Beavers lose in overtime at Arizona StateCorvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times
February 06, 2014 10:58 pm  • 

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State pulled away from Oregon State in overtime and held on for an 86-82 win Thursday night.

The Beavers (13-9, 5-5 Pac-12) erased a seven-point second-half deficit to force the extra period and Angus Brandt gave OSU the lead on a 3-pointer to open overtime.

Roberto Nelson’s two free throws got OSU back to even with 3:04 remaining.

But from there it was almost all Sun Devils (17-6, 6-4), who got 25 points from Jermaine Marshall and 23 from Jahii Carson.

Nelson led OSU with 26 points and moved past Charlie Sitton into the No. 5 spot on the school’s all-time scoring list.

Brandt added 13 points and six rebounds, and Eric Moreland had eight points and a season-high 17 rebounds for the Beavers, who play at No. 2 Arizona on Sunday afternoon.

ASU, which has won 10 of the last 11 games against OSU, went on a 7-1 run after Nelson’s foul shots.

The Beavers got within two on Nelson’s 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

But Marshall closed the game out with two free throws at the other end.

ASU center Jordan Bachynski, who became the Pac-12’s all-time leading shot blocker with a second-half swat, fouled out with 2:30 left in overtime. But the Beavers weren’t able to take advantage.

Trailing 29-26 at halftime, ASU grabbed the momentum and the lead with an 11-3 run in the first three minutes of the second half.

The Beavers had five turnovers early in the half, helping the Sun Devils to to a 37-32 lead.

Hallice Cooke later capped a 6-2 OSU run with a 15-foot banker to get the Beavers within 47-46 with 9:40 left.

ASU came back with six straight points, the last three by Carson, to go back up seven.

OSU didn’t go away, scoring six in a row — the last four by Devon Collier — to tie it at 55-all with 5:48 remaining.

The Beavers got within one of the lead three times before Nelson tied the game on a layin with 19 seconds left.

Carson held the ball on the final possession of regulation and missed a long jumper just before the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

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