Oregon State downs Mississippi State 59-49

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jarmal Reid and Gary Payton II had 13 points apiece and Oregon State extended Mississippi State's road losing streak to 19 games with a 59-49 victory on Saturday.

Langston Morris-Walker added 10 points for the Beavers, who have won three straight and are off to a 6-2 start under first-year coach Wayne Tinkle.

Fred Thomas had 16 points and nine rebounds for Mississippi State, which falls to 5-3 after consecutive losses to TCU and Tulane. The Bulldogs haven't lost three straight nonconference games since the 2012-13 season.

Mississippi State's last victory on the road came at Georgia in 2013.

The Beavers led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but Mississippi State closed to within 51-47 on Gavin Ware's layup with 4:26 to go. Malcolm Duvivier answered with a 3-pointer to hold the Bulldogs off and Olaf Schaftenaar's 3-pointer with 1:02 left sealed it for Oregon State.

Payton, son of nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton, added eight rebounds. He had double-doubles in the previous three games for the Beavers.

While the Bulldogs struggled with seven early turnovers, the Beavers jumped out to a 16-2 lead on Reid's dunk. Oregon State held a double-digit lead until Thomas hit back-to-back 3-pointers and a short jumper to pull Mississippi State within 21-18.

Bulldog guard Trivante Bloodman made a layup and a free throw to narrow the gap to 23-21, but Payton dunked to keep the Beavers in front.

Morris-Walker closed the half with a 3-pointer for a 30-23 Oregon State lead. Payton opened the second with a 3-pointer to stretch the lead to 10.

Payton's tip-in made it 39-36. The Beavers extended their lead to 41-26 on Payton's jumper with 14:39 left in the game.

Gary Andersen, who was named Oregon State's new head football coach this past week, was at the game and got a rousing ovation when he was introduced. Andersen, who has spent the last two seasons at Wisconsin, replaced Mike Riley, who left the Beavers to take the head coaching job at Nebraska.



Oregon State: It was just the fifth time that an SEC basketball team had visited Gill Coliseum. The Beavers are now 3-2 against the conference at home.

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs hadn't visited Oregon since the opening round of the 2009 NCAA tournament, when they lost to Washington in Portland.


Oregon State hosts Grambling State on Monday.

Mississippi State hosts Arkansas State on Wednesday.

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