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.
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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