Men’s basketball loses to Colorado, extends losing streak to 10

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Grant Hurd, OMN Photographer

Oregon State senior forward Maurice Calloo takes charge against the defense to get a basket against some tough defense during the men’s basketball game versus Colorado in Gill Coliseum on Feb. 15, 2021. The Beavers would lose the game by a score of 64-90, and would lose their twentieth game of the season.

Hannah Mitchell, Sports Contributor

Over one month later than originally anticipated, the Oregon State Beavers face off against the University of Colorado Buffaloes on Tuesday night. Colorado came out with a distinguished 90-64 win.

Oregon State was forced to battle with a roster that is getting shallower due to injuries. “We had a lot of guys play over 26 minutes and we only had 7 scholarship guys.” said head men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle.

Colorado played a solid game, but the discrepancy in score was attributed to the fatigue of the Beavers. “Even in practice when you can’t practice for more than an hour or so for fear of wearing your guys out. I think that’s what we say kind of rear its head tonight,” said Tinkle.

At the beginning of the second half, the Beavers came out with momentum. Oregon State junior guard Jarod Lucas made a promising 3 pointer, followed by freshman forward Glenn Taylor Jr. making a layup, which forced the Buffaloes to take a time out with their lead reduced to 5. However, the remainder of the game would consist of the Buffaloes running away with the lead, ending the night with a 26 point spread.

“We came out of the locker room and battled, scrapped, to get that thing back in our hands,” Tinkle reflected on the start of the second half. “Then I thought we totally ran out of gas.”

Oregon State junior guard Dyshawn Davis led the Beavers in scoring, a total of 22 points throughout the game. Davis credited his success to his teammates, but still would rather come away with the victory.

“We lost at the end of the day so I don’t feel too good about it,” Davis said.

Tinkle expressed that a lot of the misfires of the night had to do with fatigue, something that appears to be a huge issue for this team. “It was a tough task for our guys as short handed as we are,” Tinkle said.

Oregon State will travel south this week, as they face off against the University of Arizona Wildcats on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Arizona State University Sun Devils on Saturday at 5 p.m. Who exactly will be available to compete for the Beavers is still up in the air.

“We’re going on this road trip and we still don’t know who’s going to be able to travel, who’s going to be available for us,” Tinkle said.

The Beavers are now 3-20 on the season, and 1-12 in conference play.