Beavers fall short on Southern California road trip

Jordan Pope (0) makes his way down the court at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Jan. 27.
Jordan Pope (0) makes his way down the court at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on Jan. 27.
Taya Etzell

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Beavers’ road woes continue, as the Men’s Basketball team remains winless while away from Gill Coliseum this season.

The Beavers went 0-2 on their southern California road trip, concluding with an 82-54 loss to the University of Southern California Trojans.

Oregon State found themselves in foul trouble early against the Trojans, as Southern California was in the bonus just over seven minutes into the game. The Trojans would take advantage and lead by as much as 15 in the first half, shooting 8-14 on free throws to Oregon State’s 3-5.

Trojans forward Arrinten Page fouled out just one minute into the second half — despite this, Southern California’s bench would outscore Oregon State’s rotation players 47 to 16, and outrebounded the Beavers 44 to 24. The Trojans shot nearly 50 percent from the field and saw four players score double digits.

Jordan Pope has been the leading scorer for Oregon State this season, and once again led the team in scoring, shooting 4-4 for 14 points. Pope is coming off of a great stretch of performances, averaging 21.3 points per game in his previous three and earning himself player of the week awards from ESPN, Naismith, and the Pac-12. 

Beavers’ forward Tyler Bioldeau entered the matchup scoring 18 or more points in four straight games, but would see that streak end as the sophomore scored 12 points on 5-14 shooting. Head Coach Wayne Tinkle still stands at four wins away from 300 wins in his career. 

Oregon State moves to 3-8 in the Pac-12, and will return home this week to prepare for matchups against Washington State and Washington.

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