Jarod Lucas Scores Career-High 26 as Oregon State Tops Stanford, 73-62

Oregon State sophomore Jarod Lucas picked the right time for the best scoring night of his young career.

Lucas’ career- and game-high 26 points paved the way for a second-straight Beavers victory.

With just under 14 minutes left in the game, the Beavs took the lead (42-40) on an Ethan Thompson layup. They never gave it back.

Overall, Oregon State outscored Stanford 40-28 in the second half.

By beating the Cardinal (14-11, 10-9 Pac-12) on Saturday, the Beavs completed their first road sweep of the Bay Area schools since the 2008-09 season. Oregon State beat Cal on Thursday.

The Beavs (13-11, 9-9 Pac-12) had three players score double digits: Thompson had 13 points, Warith Alatishe finished with 10 points (and eight rebounds) and Lucas’ aforementioned 26 points.

Stanford also had three players in double figures, including Ziaire Williams’ team-high 14 points.

There are just two games left for Oregon State’s regular season.

  • Wednesday, March 3 | at Utah | ESPN-U (4 p.m. PT tip-off)
  • Sunday, March 7 | home vs. Oregon | FS1 (5 p.m. PT tip-off)

The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament starts next week (March 10).

Oregon State currently sits at No. 7 in the Pac-12 — 1.5 games back of No. 5 Arizona, 0.5 games behind Stanford at No. 6. However, the Beavs are just half a game ahead of Arizona State (No. 8) and 1.5 games ahead of Utah (No. 9).

In other words, a lot can change with two games to play before the conference tournament.

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