CORVALLIS, Ore. — Stephen Thompson Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left in double overtime as Oregon State stormed back to beat Washington 97-94 on Saturday night.
Thompson finished with 22 points, four 3-pointers, six assists and a career-high six steals, while Tres Tinkle added 29 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Beavers (13-11, 5-7), who trailed by 13 points with eight minutes and change left in regulation. Drew Eubanks added 18 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks.
Noah Dickerson bullied his way down low to 28 points and 12 rebounds, while Jaylen Nowell added 23 points for the Huskies (17-8, 7-5), who lost both games of their Oregon road trip.
Oregon State shot 1 for 7 on 3-pointers in the first half, but made 8 of 12 from distance in the second half and overtimes.
The Huskies shot 83 percent from the free-throw line compared to 50 percent for the Beavers, and Thompson missed two from the charity stripe that could have won the game with 3.3 seconds left in the first extra period.
In the second overtime, Tinkle put back his own missed shot to give the Beavers a 92-90 lead with 1:36 remaining. After a Huskies turnover, Thompson threw an alley-oop to Eubanks, who dunked to put the Beavers ahead 94-90.
But Matisse Thybulle responded with a 3-pointer with 31 seconds left to trim the margin to 94-93. An Oregon State turnover gave the Huskies the ball, and Dominic Green was fouled on a shot attempt with 10.1 seconds left.
His missed the first, but made the second to tie the game at 94, setting the scene for Thompson's last-second heroics.
ARIZONA 81, USC 67
Rawle Alkins scored 20 points, Deandre Ayton added 18 and No. 13 Arizona expanded its Pac-12 lead with an 81-67 victory over Southern California on Saturday night.
Dusan Ristic added 16 points, and Allonzo Trier had 13 for the Wildcats (20-6, 10-3 Pac-12).
Chimezie Metu scored 18 points, and Jordan McLaughlin added 16 for the Trojans (17-9, 8-5), who lost their third in a row. Nick Rakocevic scored 12 points, but fouled out with 4:37 to go.
Arizona, beaten Thursday night by UCLA in the Wildcats' first home loss of the season, defeated USC in Tucson for the eighth straight time. Coupled with UCLA's loss at Arizona State earlier Saturday, Arizona extended its Pac-12 lead to two games over the second-place Trojans and Bruins with five more to play.
ARIZONA STATE 88, UCLA 79
Arizona State has notched numerous milestones during this breakout season. The Sun Devils had the best start in program history, matched their highest ranking and knocked off a top-two team for the first time in 36 years.
They added another one Saturday night: first Pac-12 weekend sweep under coach Bobby Hurley.
Led by its trio of senior guards, Arizona State followed up a win over Southern California by beating UCLA 88-79 for its first conference weekend sweep in three seasons under Hurley.
"Our confidence is high and that's what's willing us right now," Arizona State senior guard Tra Holder said. "If we keep shooting the ball well, the sky's the limit and we're going to be that team we were in the nonconference."
UTAH 77, CALIFORNIA 43
Utah spent the better part of 40 minutes dominating California on both ends of the floor. The Utes generated explosive offense through efficient passing and imposed suffocating defense on the Bears.
It added up to a 77-43 victory over California on Saturday where the Utes dished out 24 assists on 28 baskets. They also limited the Bears to 16-of-53 (.302) shooting from the field.
Those two outcomes were connected by a common thread — a renewed commitment by Utah to team defense this week after a road loss to Colorado a week ago.
"We just tried to shift our focus away from the offense and just focus, really, on the defense, on creating opportunities in transition," senior point guard Justin Bibbins said. "Once our defense was flowing we played way more freely on offense."