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Pac-12 Men: Oregon State advances

Published March 7, 2012 4:03 pm

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Los Angeles • Devon Collier scored 19 points, Eric Moreland scored all 11 of his points in the second half and high-scoring Oregon State excelled in a defensive struggle for a 69-64 victory over Washington State in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday.

Joe Burton scored five of his 15 points in the final 3 minutes as the ninth-seeded Beavers (18-13) survived despite getting just four points from Pac-12 scoring leader Jared Cunningham in his worst performance of the season. Oregon State managed just one field goal in the final 7 minutes yet held Washington State without a basket in the final 4:06 to snap a four-game skid against the ninth-seeded Cougars (15-16).

Oregon State will face top-seeded Washington on Thursday.

Cunningham went 1 for 8 and scored just two points in each half, ending his streak of 22 straight double-digit games in a meeting of the conference's top two scorers.