"Our backs were against the wall and this was a must win", Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said.
The Huskies have seen Thompson's act at Gill before.
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"Nothing but confidence in him".
"Payton's ball movement was good and he shot it solid", Altman said.
Kat Tudor had 17 of her game-high 23 points for the Beavers in the first half, sinking 5 of 6 shots in the half, all from 3-point range.
MiKyle McIntosh had nine rebounds to lead OR to a 38-33 edge on the glass.
"I thought their energy was really good", Altman said of the freshmen. "My teammates did a great job of keeping me in the game". "I am trying to prove a lot of people wrong. Credit to them for that". Despite missing just one shot in the opening 10 minutes, OR held just a six-point lead after one quarter of action thanks to 11 points, including a trio of threes, from Alexys Swedlund.
Pavlopoulou and junior guard Alexys Swedlund each made four three-pointers and totaled 14 points.
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Sophomore guard Malachi Flynn scored 16 points and junior guard Viont'e Daniels added 11 for the Cougars.
Thompson had 15 of his 19 points in regulation after halftime as OSU made its comeback. Wooten had his second consecutive strong all-around performance with 10 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and two steals.
Brown Jr. finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high five steals for the Ducks (17-8, 7-5 Pac-12).
Washington was on the opposite end of such a shot seven days earlier.
Saturday, the Beavers rallied from 13 points down in the second half against Washington to force overtime.
Coming into Thursday, Washington State was winless on the road in the Pac-12 and had lost those games by an average of almost 15 points. "It's what we've been waiting for". "If we make some of those point-blank layups that we missed, maybe it's a 10-point game and puts a little more pressure on them". "We took a helluva punch from a very, very good Washington team and hopefully we'll continue to grow from it". Lexi Bando entered the game with under two minutes left in the first and promptly hit a corner three-pointer in her first game action since prior to the Civil War. She knocked down her first three attempts.
But Washington slowly and steadily took it back as the Beaver offense sputtered and ball control became an issue. With the Ducks struggling to hit from the perimeter in the first half, OR went nearly exclusively to Hebard to start the third quarter.
Stevie Thompson hit a 3-pointer, Tres Tinkle added another on the next possession. She added 14 rebounds as OR outrebounded Washington 44-30.
HOW IT HAPPENED: Oregon opened the game 7-of-7 from the field but WSU was equally hot, going 4-of-5 from three and the Ducks led, 15-14 at the media timeout in the first quarter. "It's more important to get him healthy again before we put him out there". But he didn't get the shot off before the horn, and the game headed to overtime. Payton Pritchard had 19 points and 10 assists, and Troy Brown Jr. also had a double-double to lead OR past Washington State 84-57.