POSTERIZED: Oregon State’s Gary Payton II goes baseline for the one-handed finish (VIDEO)


After shooting 51 percent in their 58-56 win over then-No. 7 Arizona on Sunday, Oregon State found it more difficult to get things going offensively in their 56-43 loss at Washington Thursday night. Wayne Tinkle’s Beavers, who were playing without suspended reserve Victor Robbins, shot just 31.9% from the field and finished with as many turnovers as made field goals (15).

Oregon State shot 11-for-31 from inside of the arc, with one of those made field goals being a Gary Payton II dunk late in the second half. Payton II, who leads the team in both scoring and rebounding, drove baseline past Nigel Williams-Goss and finished over another Washington defender (Andrew Andrews) who had second thoughts about attempting to draw a charge after rotating over as a help defender.

Thursday’s game also served as a reunion of sorts, with Shawn Kemp Jr. being a starting forward for the Huskies. And with their respective sons on the same court, Seattle Supersonics legends Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp took in the action courtside.

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Video credit: Pac-12 Networks