Oregon State Men’s Basketball falls to Texas A&M in Dam City Classic

Senior guard Stephen Thompson Jr. (LEFT) passes to his brother Ethan (MIDDLE) from the wing. Stephen shot for just 2-11 on the night, gaining five points while Ethan shot 50 percent from the floor, earning 20 points and three rebounds in the loss.

Jarred Bierbrauer, OMN Sports Chief

Portland, Ore – Oregon State Men’s Basketball traveled to Portland, Ore. this evening to take on Texas A&M at the Moda Center for the Dam City Classic game.

The Beavers fell to the Aggies with a final score of 67-64, giving OSU their third loss of the season.

In the game, Oregon State missed 19 three point shots, average 29.6 percent from beyond the arc. OSU Head Coach Wayne Tinkle added to the team’s performance from three point range.

“In the three point game, we shoot very poorly, especially some of our guys that we really lean on,” Tinkle said.

In addition, Tinkle added that the two keys of the game were rebounding and controlling the paint. Oregon State out-rebounded Texas A&M 41-31, but had less success scoring under the basket as they were out-scored 18-31 in the paint.

“I still think this team still has some really good potential and I know we talked about talent, but talent without production is just potential,” Tinkle said.

Despite the loss, sophomore guard Ethan Thompson still found success on the stats sheet as he put up 20 points, shooting 50 percent from the floor.

Junior forward Tres Tinkle followed closely behind Thompson as he tallied 17 points and six rebounds on the night. According to Tres, one of the main issues was miscommunications on the court between his teammates.

Oregon State’s next game will be against Pepperdine at Gill Coliseum on Dec. 17, tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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