Roberto Nelson had 17 points and Oregon State held off a crazy late-game surge to beat Washington State 67-66 on Wednesday night.
Eric Moreland added 11 points and 14 rebounds, and Challe Barton had 11 points and three 3-pointers, as Oregon State (13-12, 3-9 Pac-12) handed Washington State its fifth straight loss.
DaVonte Lacy had a career-high 27 points and hit seven 3-pointers, and Brock Motum added 16 points, for Washington State (11-14, 2-10).
Oregon State lost a 15-point second-half lead after a 20-6 Cougars run.
The Beavs with less than seven minutes remaining had a 13-point edge but OSU went cold and WSU started hitting from outside.
D.J. Shelton hit back-to-back 3-pointers to at the end of the run to pull WSU within 64-63 with a minute remaining. Nelson's tip-in on the next possession made it 66-63 but he missed the and-one free throw.
Washington State the next trip down had a good look at a 3-pointer -- but missed. After that, it was all over. WSU was forced to foul, and Langs Morris-Walker made a free throw to seal the victory. Lacy hit a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Beavs hang on for dear life - and win
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