Oregon maintains dominance of Oregon State

Freshman Kwame Evans Jr. matched his career high of 22 points and collected nine rebounds and three steals to help Oregon post a 78-71 victory over Oregon State on Wednesday night in Eugene, Ore.Jermaine Couisnard scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half and also had six assists for the Ducks (19-9, 11-6 Pac-12). Oregon’s seventh straight win over the Beavers also was the 750th career victory for coach Dana Altman.Brennan Rigsby scored 14 points, N’Faly Dante had 11 points and seven rebounds and Jackson Shelstad also scored 11 points for the Ducks.Sophomore Tyler Bilodeau matched his career best of 26 points and Jordan Pope added 22 for Oregon State (12-17, 4-14), which dropped to 2-41 on road and neutral courts over the past three seasons. Dexter Akanno had 10 points as the Beavers lost for the eighth time in their past nine overall games.The contest was the final regular-season game between the teams during the Pac-12 era. Oregon leaves for the Big Ten after this season while the Beavers will spend the next two seasons in the West Coast Conference.It was the 364th meeting between the schools in a series that is the most contested in college basketball history.Oregon State shot 48.3 percent from the field, including 7 of 21 from 3-point range.The Ducks made 49 percent of their attempts and were 5 of 18 from behind the arc.

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