Beavers Top Utes in Pac-12 Tournament’s First Round on Jarod Lucas’ Late 6-0 Run

Oregon State struggled to keep up with Utah junior, Alfonso Plummer’s three-point shooting almost all game long. Yet, it was Beavs freshman Jarod Lucas’ two three pointers that splashed Utah out of the Pac-12 Men’s basketball tournament, 71-69.

Plummer knocked down a Pac-12 Tournament record 11 three pointers, breaking Klay Thompson’s record of eight, en route to 35 points. The junior finished 12-of-17 from the field and 11-of-16 from deep.

While Plummer scored over half the Utes points, the Beavs were balanced.

Tres Tinkle led OSU with 19 points. Kylor Kelley and Lucas each scored 12 points, and Ethan Thompson dropped 11 points.

Oregon State led by as many as seven points in the first half, but trailed by eight at halftime. Early in the second half, the Beavs struggled to stay close and trailed by as many as 14 points.

However, the Beavs were able to get within three with 11 minutes left in the game.

Lucas hit his final two shots, both threes, and helped Oregon State go from trailing, 69-65, to leading, 71-69. Before the last 1.6 seconds, the Beavs last lead came at 28-26 with 3:46 in the first 20 minutes.

The Beavers advance to the second round of the Pac-12 Men’s Tournament where they’ll face the Oregon Ducks on Thursday.

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