The Beavers (5-3, 1-1 Pac-12) took their first lead in over 32 minutes when Thompson’s layup with 6:10 left in the game made it 58-56. Makale Foreman’s 3-pointer for the Golden Bears (5-6, 0-4) tied it at 63 with 3:22 left, but Oregon State closed the game on a 10-1 run.
Calloo picked up his fourth foul with 16:53 left in the game but returned with 8:37 to go and quickly made a pair of 3s, the second one capping a 10-0 run to make it 61-56. Calloo’s third 3-pointer of the game pushed the lead back to five with 40 seconds left and the Beavers closed out the victory with 5 of 6 free throws.
Cal’s leading scorer, Matt Bradley, injured his left ankle and left the game with 3:31 left in the first half. He cheered on his team in the second half while in a boot and on crutches.
Wayne Tinkle was the only coach on the bench for the Beavers. Kerry Rupp, Marlon Stewart and Stephen Thompson were out due to COVID-19 protocol, as was Beavers center Roman Silva.
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