However, the Wildcats were able to overcome some struggled and defeated the Beavers 74-69.
Aaron Gordon started the game with a jumper before Nick Johnson made a three. A dunk by Kaleb Tarczewski then forced a timeout with Arizona up 7-0 only a few minutes in. Oregon State got on the board with a three-point play by Devon Collier and a three by Roberto Nelson brought the Beavers within one.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored his first points of the game as Angus Brandt made two free-throws. Hallice Cooke then scored, but Johnson made a three. Collier and Tarczewski proceeded to exchange a pair of free-throws each to keep Arizona's lead at 14-12 with 11:59 left in the half.
Malcolm Duvivier and Nelson scored before Gabe York made a three from the corner. After two free-throws from Johnson, Duvivier scored against. Tarczewski and Johnson then got consecutive hoops to put Arizona up 23-18.
Brandt scored and Hollis-Jefferson made one of two from the line. Johnson then made a shot and Nelson made two free-throws. A three by York and dunk by Johnson caused the Beavers to call timeout with Arizona up 31-22 with a little under four minutes left in the first half.
Olaf Schaftenaar made a three and Collier made a shot to cut into Arizona's lead and bring it down to four. Nelson made two more free-throws before Gordon scored close to the basket and another shot by Nelson cut Arizona's lead to two. A three by York and two free-throws by Nelson put it at 36-33 in favor of Arizona at the half.
Tarczewski and Gordon scored to start the half, but the Beavers responded with a bucket from Brandt and three-point play from Nelson. Soon after, Nelson scored off an offensive rebound, but Johnson hit a three from the corner to put the Wildcats up three.
Cooke made a three from the corner and after a free-throw by Gordon made another, as the Beavers took a 46-44 lead with just over 15 minutes left.
Johnson and Collier exchanged hoops before Tarczewski made two free-throws. Daniel Gomis then got on the board, but Johnson made a free-throw and Hollis-Jefferson scored. Collier went one of two from the line, as a McConnell hoop put Arizona up 53-51 with 11:18 left in regulation.
Gordon got one of two from the line and Hollis-Jefferson scored, as Johnson added a bucket. Collier then scored to end a 10-0 run and Nelson made a three to force Arizona to call a timeout. Moreland and McConnell then exchanged baskets as Arizona held its two point lead.
Duvivier and Tarczewski made a free-throw each before Collier scored and Nelson made one of three from the line. York then made a three and a shot by Moreland tied the game at 64 with 4:16 left in regulation.
A layup by Hollis-Jefferson gave Arizona the lead and a free-throw by Tarczewski extended it to three. Hollis-Jefferson then made four consecutive free-throws to put Arizona up seven and the rest played out at the line.