Dalton scores 22 as Wyoming defeats Oregon State 75-66

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Hayden Dalton had 22 points, including four-3-pointers, and nine rebounds to help Wyoming beat Oregon State 75-66 on Monday night.

Justin James scored 19 and Alan Herndon added 16 points, with four 3-pointers, and six blocks for the Cowboys (2-0).

Tres Tinkle had 20 points, 14 rebounds and three steals and Drew Eubanks added 17 points for the Beavers (1-1).

Both teams started slow, but Dalton scored eight points, making two 3-pointers, in a 10-4 run to give the Cowboys a 28-20 lead with 7:03 left in the first half.

Wyoming went into the break ahead 40-36.

Oregon State responded with a 12-3 run after halftime, including seven points by Tinkle, to take a 48-43 lead with 16:05 remaining.

Midway through the second half, the Cowboys took control of the game, going on a 22-5 surge, scoring from inside and out and forcing poor shots and turnovers from the Beavers. A James layup capped the rally to make the score 72-60 with 2:45 left.

Wyoming shot 51 percent for the game compared to 41 percent for Oregon State, which went 4 for 20 from long range.


Wyoming: The Cowboys went 23-15 last season and won the CBI. The team returns five of its top six scorers, including James (16.0 points per game) and Dalton (12.2 points). . Dalton finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds against Chattanooga on Friday.

Oregon State: Ethan Thompson's 20 points against Southern Utah was the second most by a Beaver freshman in a college debut. Only Steve Johnson had more with 22 points in 1976. On Monday, he crashed back to Earth, scoring three points and fouling out. . Gligorije Rakocevic returned to the court on Monday after missing the season opener due to a broken nose and had six points.


Wyoming plays un the Cayman Island Classic against South Dakota State on Nov. 20.

Oregon State hosts Long Beach State on Saturday.


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