Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Princeton 81, Oregon St. 80
When: 3:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 21, 2021
Where: Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Oregon
Officials: # Jimmy Casas, # DG Nelson, # David Hall
Attendance: 3368

Senior Ethan Wright scored a career-high 24 points and sank two clutch free throws with six seconds left as Princeton upended Oregon State 81-80 on Sunday in a nonconference game in Corvallis, Ore.

Drew Friberg scored 17 points and Jaelin Llewellyn and Tosan Evbuomwan each had 14 for Princeton (4-1), which also has beaten South Carolina this season and lost to Minnesota in double overtime.

Dashawn Davis's basket for Oregon State cut the deficit to 78-77 with 21 seconds left, but he later missed a shot that could have tied the score. Wright then made his foul shots for an 81-77 lead. Jarod Lucas made a three-pointer with one second left for the hosts.

Davis had 16 points and five assists for Oregon State (1-4), which also lost to visiting Samford on Thursday.

Warith Alatishe's jumper in the paint cut the Beavers' deficit to 72-70 with 2:58 to go, capping a 6-0 run in a span of 1:33. But Wright answered for Princeton with a three-pointer to extend the lead to five.

After Glenn Taylor Jr. made two foul shots with 7:57 left to cut Princeton's lead to 61-57, the Tigers went on a 9-2 run for a 70-59 lead. Llewellyn began and ended the run with three-pointers.

Lucas' jumper with 11:21 left in the first half capped an 8-0 run and gave the Beavers a 15-8 lead. But Princeton fought back behind Ryan Langborg (five) and Llewellyn, who totaled nine points during a 12-3 run that turned a 19-14 deficit into a 26-22 Princeton advantage.

Ahead 41-39 at halftime, Princeton quickly increased its lead to 49-42 early in the second half on a driving layup by Evbuomwan 2:49 into the period.

Oregon State sliced its deficit to 53-50 on a basket by Isaiah Johnson, but consecutive threes by Wright, the latter on a fast-break following a missed Oregon State trey, increased the Tigers' lead to 59-50.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Princeton   Oregon St.
Ethan Wright 24 Scoring Dashawn Davis 16
Tosan Evbuomwan 5 Assists Dashawn Davis 5
Ethan Wright 10 Rebounds Warith Alatishe 10
Drew Friberg 5 Free Throws Made Glenn Taylor Jr. 6
Matt Allocco 1 Steals Dashawn Davis 2
N/A Blocks Warith Alatishe 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Princeton 81 40.7 13-35 20-23 15 35 0 1 7
Oregon St. 80 56.4 7-15 11-16 15 28 1 4 6