Tres Tinkle scores 18, but Oregon State falls at Arizona

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Arizona State and Arizona are just inside the Top 20.

OR has that at every position, and that plus a slow pace was what swung the game in favor of the Ducks in a 76-72 upset loss for the Sun Devils on Thursday.

"You can practice, prepare", Miller said, "but until you get in the game you don't realize the size they have, how well they communicate".

The senior knows how tough the 11 teams Arizona plays in conference play are, and knows that coming out flat is a death sentence against a quality opponent like OSU. Washington State's Borislava Hristova was the Pac-12 player of the week after averaging 32.5 points per game last week. On most possessions, they were struggling to get a clean look and create space, unlike the Ducks, who got it almost whenever they wanted. Tres Tinkle scored 18 points for Oregon State.

However, the pecking order of the conference was thrown out of wack when the previously-undefeated Sun Devils fell to both Arizona and Colorado in consecutive games before defeating Utah in Salt Lake City last weekend.

Pritchard made four of Oregon's eight 3-pointers, and Brown made three. Kodi Justice had 21 points, Evans 19 and Tra Holder finished with 14.

The most surprising run of the game was the end of the first half when the Sun Devils lost the handle they had on the game.

The Wildcats found their offense in the second half, scoring 41 points in the game's final 20 minutes.

How did OR get it done?

This sounds easy, but it's usually not because of the speed that defenses can recover.

The drive-and-kick resulted in a lot of open 3-pointers.

How to bet: Vegas has Arizona as a 15-point favorite against Oregon State.

When asked of where the game got away, Justice answered with the backboard.

"It was all of it, honestly".

There's only one thing we can ask ourselves now: Which one was better? Similar to that ranking, Oregon State trails only Florida.

Still, the Beavers had done enough to impress the NCAA tournament selection committee and were awarded an at-large berth to the tournament for the first time since the 1995-96 season. Colorado is 10th nationally in rebounds with 44.93 per game.

Oregon's senior forward Mikyle McIntosh is only 6-foot-7, making him shorter than the bigs for ASU, but his 240-pound frame was a problem for the lighter and younger ASU frontline.

"He used his physicality, he just crashed", Hurley said.

"It was a physical game".

#17 Arizona 62, Oregon State 53: Allonzo Trier scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half as the host Wildcats (13-4, 3-1 Pac-12) beat the Beavers (10-6, 2-2).

"They're really doing a great job and scoring inside and out", he said.

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