Corvallis, OR (Sports Network) - Devon Collier scored 16 points, leading five players in double figures, as the Oregon State Beavers captured a 74-66 win over the Washington Huskies in Pac-12 Conference play at Gill Coliseum.
Collier, who shot 4-of-5 from the floor, added seven rebounds and five assists for the Beavers (11-8, 1-5 Pac-12) as they snapped a five-game slide. Roberto Nelson threw in 15 points, although he shot a meager 3-of-14 from the floor. Joe Burton accounted for 13 points, Eric Moreland 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots off the bench, followed by Ahmad Starks with 10 points and four assists for the hosts.
The Huskies (12-7, 4-2) were paced by C.J. Wilcox who registered a game-high 23 points, Abdul Gaddy posted 14, Scott Suggs 11 and Aziz N'Diaye chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds as the team had a four-game win streak halted.
OSU ran out to a 10-1 lead to begin the meeting, eventually posting a 34-14 advantage with just over four and a half minutes remaining in the first half. However, Washington closed the frame on a 15-5 run to make the deficit just 10 points at the break, thanks to a 3-pointer by Gaddy in the final moments.
In the second half the Beavers saw their lead reduced to just a single point a couple of times, but down the stretch the hosts were able to pull away for the eight-point win.
Oregon State forced 15 turnovers and also outscored the Huskies at the charity stripe, 18-7.