CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said his team showed grit and maturity, especially on defense, and especially when the game was on the line.
During a late timeout, he looked into his players' eyes. "They were engaged and were like, `We're getting this stop. We're getting this win,' " Tinkle said.
Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 18 points with four 3-pointers and had five assists as Oregon State held on to beat Jacksonville State 70-69 on Tuesday night.