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Tuesday sports update: Oregon State men hold off Portland State, Pilots men win; Pac-12 football honors announced

COURTESY PHOTO: KARL MAASDAM/OSU ATHLETICS - Portland State's james Scott drives into the key against Oregon State on Tuesday at Gill Colseum. The Beavers won 67-62.College men's basketball — Oregon State scored the final six points and held Portland State scoreless over the final two minutes to escape Gill Coliseum with a 67-62 win over the Vikings.

The Beavers (4-3) led by 15 early in the second half, but PSU's aggressive defense changed the momentum and the Vikings used a 12-0 burst to make a game of it.

Portland State is now 0-15 all time against Oregon State.

PSU (2-4) took a 62-61 lead with 2:13 left and had several possessions to extend its lead. After Rodrigue Andela converted a post-up move to put Oregon State ahead 63-62 with 24 seconds left, the Beavers caught a break when PSU's Amari McCray was whistled for an offensive foul for setting a screen that appeared to be legal.

James Scott scored 16 points for the Vikings.

Zach Reichle and Jarod Lucas each scored 15 for the Beavers and Warith Alatishe had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

• Portland 62, Montana State 59 — Eddie Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Ahmed Ali scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to lift the Pilots over the Bobcats at Chiles Center.

Portland (6-2) shot 33%, including 3 of 18 on 3-pointers, but got to the free-throw line 26 times and made 25. The Pilots also had a 42-31 rebounding advantage.

Pac-12 football — Oregon State offensive lineman Nathan Eldridge, running back Jermar Jefferson and linebacker Avery Roberts were named to the Pac-12 all-conference first team.

Oregon defensive lineman Kayvon Thibodeaux and cornerback Mykael Wright were first-team selections and Ducks linebacker Noah Sewell was the freshman of the year for the conference on defense.

The second-team selections included Oregon center Alex Forsyth out of West Linn High and cornerback Deommodore Lenoir, and Oregon State's redshirt freshman offensive lineman Joshua Gray.

Oregon State players earning honorable mention were: Champ Flemings, Haydon Grant (West Linn High), Isaac Hodgins, Jesiah Irish, Nous Keobounnam (Centennial High), Teagan Quitoriano, Hamiclar Rashed Jr., Simon Sandberg, Omar Speights and Nahshon Wright.

Oregon players earning honorable mention were: Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, T.J. Bass, Travis Dye, Austin Faoliu, Jamal Hill, Johnny Johnson III, Isaac Slade-Matautia, and Sewell.

USC's Talanoa Hufanga from Crescent Valley High in Corvallis was the Pac-12 defensive player of the year. Other former Oregon prep players to earn first-team recognition were

• Rashed and Wright announced on social media that both plan to enter the NFL Draft and not return to OSU next season.


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