LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ethan Thompson scored 17 points to lead Oregon State to an 83-46 victory over San Jose State in the Las Vegas Invitational on Wednesday night.
Thompson, who has started all 70 games in his career at Oregon State, has scored in double figures in six of the team’s first seven games. Since opening the season 7 for 33 (21.2%) from the field, the junior guard is hitting 52.9% (27 for 51) from the floor.
Alfred Hollins had 16 points and six rebounds, Tres Tinkle had 15 points and Zach Reichle chipped in with 10 for the Beavers.
With the win, Oregon State (6-1) equaled its best start through seven games since the 1980-81 team opened 26-0. The Beavers have started 6-1 in eight other seasons since then.
The 48 points scored were the fewest by an Oregon State opponent this season. It was the first time the Beavers held an opponent to fewer than 50 points since allowing 49 to Marist on Nov. 26, 2017.
San Jose State (3-3) was mired in a horrible shooting night, hitting just 17 of 59 (28.8%) from the floor, including an abysmal 19.4% (6-for-31) in the second half.
Sam Japhet-Mathias led the Spartans with 10 points.
Oregon State: The Beavers capitalized on San Jose State’s 18 turnovers by converting them into 30 points.
San Jose State: Three of the Spartans’ four losses this season have been to schools in Oregon: Portland, Portland State and now Oregon State. The fourth loss was at then-No. 19 Arizona.
San Jose State: Will play its second straight Pac 12 foe when it visits UCLA on Sunday.
Oregon State: Returns home to open a mini two-game homestand, starting with Portland State on Sunday.
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