Oleka's 17 helps Sun Devils blow out Beavers, 86-68
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Obinna Oleka's 17 points led five Arizona State players in double figures as the Sun Devils cruised to a win over Oregon State 86-68 Thursday night.
Six of Gerry Blakes' 16 points came on a pair of 3-pointers at the shot clock buzzer, one in each half. Willie Atwood added 13 points as the Sun Devils (12-9 overall, 2-6 in Pac-12) won for just the second time in eight games.
The Sun Devils led by as many as 27 points and only trailed once, 2-0, in the game. Guard Tra Holder finished with 8 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds.
Oregon State (12-7, 3-5), has lost four of its last five games. Gary Payton II, the Beavers' do-everything guard who came in as the only player in the top 10 of the Pac-12 in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals, was held to 2 points and didn't score until midway through the second half.