Langston Morris-Walker hit a three to start the game. Rondae Jefferson then made one of two free-throws before Gabe York made a three. Daniel Gomis and Gary Payton II scored, as a jumper by Brandon Ashley cut the Oregon State lead to 7-6 about six minutes into the action.
Hollis-Jefferson came up with a three-point play and added another free-throw soon after. Morris Walker got a bucket, as did Jarmal Reid. A three by Olaf Schaftenaar then forced an Arizona timeout with the Beavers up 14-10 with just under nine minutes left in the first half.
McConnell scored and Elliott Pitts got a three-point play. Gomes and Payton the answered right back, as two free-throws by Stanley Johnson brought Arizona within 18-17 with about three minutes left in the first half.
Morris-Walker made a jumper and McConnell scored before two free-throws by Hollis-Jefferson gave the Wildcats a 21-20 lead at the half.
Payton scored the first bucket of the half and Kaleb Tarczewski made one of two free-throws. Payton then scored again and was matched by Johnson. After two free-throws from Payton, McConnell hit one from the line to bring Arizona within 26-25 with 15:45 remaining in regulation.
Hollis-Jefferson made two free-throws and Ashley scored. Shaftenaar then made a three, but McConnell came back with a layup. Hollis-Jefferson made two free-throws and Reid hit a bucket to tie the game at 33 with 11:44 left.
Gomis made two free-throws and Hollis-Jefferson scored. After a free-throw by Tarczewski, Victor Robbins scored. York made a three-pointer to respond and Robbins proceeded to make two from the line.
Tarczewski then got a dunk and McConnell a jumper to put the Wildcats up 43-39 with 8:52 remaining in regulation.
Robbins scored and after a free-throw by Pitts, Schaftenaar hit a three. McConnell proceeded to get Arizona the lead right back with a jumper.
Ashley made one free-throw, but Morris-Walker tied the game with a three. Johnson then responded with a three of his own to give the Wildcats a 50-47 lead with 5:37 left.
Duvivier made a layup and then added two free-throws soon after. McConnell proceeded to get in the lane for a layup that gave the Wildcats a one-point lead with just under four minutes left.
Robbins made two free-throws and Duvivier came up with a three-point play. York then hit a three to bring Arizona to within 56-55 with 1:07 left.
Hollis-Jefferson made one of two free-throws to tie the game, but Morrison-Walker got an easy layup and Arizona’s last second attempt failed to give the Beavers the win.