Tres Tinkle, Oregon State’s top returning scorer entering the season, will miss his 12th consecutive game on Saturday night when the Beavers travel to face its in-state rival, No. 13 Oregon.
The 6-foot-8 sophomore, the son of head coach Wayne Tinkle, was averaging 20.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists through Oregon State’s first six games, but suffered a broken bone in his non-shooting wrist during a loss to Fresno State on Nov. 25. He was initially ruled out for six weeks.
Oregon State is one of the youngest teams in the nation, and has struggled offensively without Tinkle.
The Beavers, losers of nine of their last 10, enter the Civil War with the Ducks with a 4-13 (0-4 Pac-12) record.