Michael Rataj matched his career high of 18 points and grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds to help Oregon State notch a 70-63 double-overtime victory over Cal Poly on Monday night in Corvallis, Ore.
KC Ibekwe added 14 points and eight rebounds for Oregon State (5-3), which outscored the Mustangs 10-3 in the second extra session. Tyler Bilodeau had 11 points and Jordan Pope added 10 despite 5-of-20 shooting.
Quentin Jones scored 21 points and Kobe Sanders added 19 for the Mustangs (3-6), who dropped to 0-5 on the road.
Pope’s jumper with 2:40 left in the second overtime gave the Beavers a 64-62 lead and they never trailed again. Ibekwe made consecutive baskets later in the period to make it a five-point margin and Oregon State closed it out to improve to 5-0 at home.
In the first overtime, Sanders converted a layup to give the Mustangs a 58-57 lead with 42 seconds left.
Josiah Lake II made two free throws to give the Beavers a one-point edge with 29.5 seconds to play. Lake later split two free throws with 14.2 seconds to play before Sanders drove for a basket to tie it at 60 with 3.8 seconds remaining.
Late in regulation, Rataj scored on a driving hoop with 1:11 left to tie the score at 49. Cal Poly’s Jarred Hyder missed a 3-pointer with one second left.
Oregon State shot 43.1 percent from the field but missed all 10 of its 3-point attempts. The Beavers held a 49-32 rebounding advantage.
Cal Poly made 34.4 percent of its attempts and was 6 of 23 from behind the arc (26.1 percent).
Sanders scored seven straight points in 19 seconds to give Cal Poly a 46-43 lead with 5:07 remaining.
Sanders started the burst with a 3-pointer with 5:26 left. Oregon State’s Justin Rochelin was called for a technical foul for contact away from the ball and Sanders went back to the line and made two free throws.
The Beavers then were awarded possession of the ball due to the technical and Sanders drove for a layup as the Mustangs went ahead by three.
Cal Poly later led 49-47 after a 3-pointer by Hyder with 2:58 remaining.
Jones scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the first half as Cal Poly led 28-25 at the break. Bilodeau had 11 in the half for Oregon State.
–Field Level Media
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