CORVALLIS, Ore. (CBSLA.com/AP) — Gary Payton II had 14 points, nine rebounds and five steals Tuesday night to lead Oregon State past UC Santa Barbara, 76-64.
The Beavers (9-3) had six players score in double figures, including Jarmal Reid with 16 points and Olaf Schaftenaar with 14.READ MORE: Reports Of Man With Rifle Prompts Lockdown Of Sylmar High School
Alan Williams had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Michael Bryson added 16 points for the Gauchos (5-7).
The Beavers were outrebounded by UC Santa Barbara 30-26, but forced the visitors into 18 turnovers.
UC Santa Barbara, winless in five road games, led by 16 early after a Gabe Vincent 3-pointer made the score 26-10 at the 8:55 mark.
Oregon State responded with a 14-0 run, capped by a Payton steal and Langston Morris-Walker lay-in-and-one with 4:31 left in the first half.
The game turned into a back-and-forth affair afterward, and the Beavers led 37-36 at the break.
Oregon State began to pull away in the second half, and a Malcolm Duvivier 3-pointer put the Beavers ahead 65-54 with 3:43 left.
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Williams, the first Gauchos player named to the Naismith Trophy Men’s 50 Watch List, came into the game leading UC Santa Barbara with 18 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots per game. He is the reigning Big West Player of the Year.
Payton, a junior college transfer, entered Tuesday’s game leading the Beavers with 12.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game.
He is the son of Gary Payton, a former All-American for the Beavers who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
UCSB will host Vermont on Friday evening, while OSU will travel to visit rival Oregon over the weekend.
UC Santa Barbara has lost three overtime road games this season, most recently to Oregon on Dec. 22. . Williams came into the matchup with 947 career rebounds, tops among active players in NCAA Division I.
Oregon State was holding opponents to 34.2 percent shooting before Tuesday’s contest, good for seventh in the nation. UC Santa Barbara shot 50 percent against the Beavers. . Payton was held scoreless in his previous game, at Quinnipiac.MORE NEWS: Six Flags Magic Mountain Vaccination Site To Close April 18, Will Be Replaced With Two Additional Sites
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