Stephen Thompson Jr. had 25 points, and younger brother Ethan Thompson had 22 as the Oregon State Beavers outshot the Missouri State Bears 101-77 in Corvallis, Ore. on Saturday.
Both brothers tied personal career highs with five 3-pointers apiece, and Thompson Jr. set a school record for career threes. Ethan Thompson made all five of his tries from deep and 8 of 9 attempts from the field overall.
Tres Tinkle had 24 points, six rebounds and five assists, and 7-foot center Kylor Kelley had four blocked shots to increase his Pac-12 lead in his first start of the season. The Beavers (6-1) set a school record with 16 3-pointers in their highest-scoring game of the season.
Jarred Dixon tied a career high with 31 points and made a career-high six 3-pointers, while transfer Tulio Da Silva had 21 points for the Bears (3-5), who have lost five in a row after opening the season with three straight victories.
Thompson Jr. has 187 3-pointers, two more than Ahmad Starks had from 2010-13 before finishing his eligibility at Illinois. Thompson Jr. was 10 of 14 from the field and made his first eight attempts, including five threes.
Oregon State led 50-35 at the break and scored the first nine points after halftime. The lead climbed as high as 31 at 90-59 with 6:47 to play.
Tinkle extended his streak of consecutive double-figure scoring games to 42 as the Beavers tied their best start since the Steve Johnson/Mark Radford team opened 26-0 in 1980-81. Alfred Hollins had eight points and seven assists.
The Beavers made four 3-pointers in the first four minutes and Missouri State made three, an early indicator of things to come. Missouri State finished 12 of 26 from 3-point range.
Oregon State shot a season-high 60.9 percent from the field in its first game without starting 6-foot-11 center Gligorije Rakocevic, who is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after suffering a stress fracture in his left foot. Kelley started in his place.
—Field Level Media