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HOOPS: Beavs lose OT heartbreaker
The Sun Devils missed 16 of their first 22 shots. And while Oregon State opened up a lead during that span, it seemed a small one, 28-21, given ASU's inability to put the ball in the basket.
Pac-12 scoring leader Roberto Nelson had 26 points -- 24 after halftime -- to lead the Beavers (13-9, 5-5). Nelson scored with 19 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
Hallice Cooke and Angus Brandt had six points each in the first half to overcome Nelson's absence, as the Beavs led 29-26 at the break.
Brandt finished with 13 points for Oregon State, Hallice Cooke poured in 13 in going 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.
Eric Moreland had "only" eight points but he had a monster night on the boards, with 17 rebounds. Collier had four boards, all on the offensive glass.
After Arizona State opened up a seven-point lead midway through the second half, Oregon State ran off six straight points, the last four from Devon Collier in the paint to tie it at 55 with 5:48 remaining. The Beavers trailed 63-62 but failed to score on three straight possessions before Nelson's tying layup, (Marshall made one of two free throws with 27.8 seconds left just before Nelson's hoop.)
Carson got to the free throw line 18 times and converted 13 of them, and that riled Oregon State coach Craig Robinson.
"That guy shot 18 fouls shots," said Robinson. "I'm going to try not to get myself in trouble here."
He had a point. Oregon State went to the line 18 times, connecting on 12. ASU went to the charity stripe 40 times, hitting 25 attempts.
Oregon State is now 1-4 on the road in Pac-12 play.
Nelson, averaging 21.8 points a game, was held to two points in first half, on 1-for-3 shooting but picked up two fouls and sat for about the last 10 minutes.
Oregon State next plays Sunday, against No. 2 Arizona in Tucson.
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