Martin scores 24, Arizona State holds off Oregon State 82-76

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP)Remy Martin scored 24 points to lead Arizona State to an 82-76 victory over Oregon State on Thursday.

The Sun Devils took their biggest lead at 62-45 on Martin’s jumper with 9:34 remaining.

Oregon State responded with a 9-2 run to get back in the game, and Tres Tinkle’s four-point play cut the lead to 74-67 with 2:28 left.

The Beavers made things interesting down the stretch and closed to 80-76 on two free throws from Ethan Thompson with 16.2 seconds left, but they would not get closer.

Arizona State (10-5, 1-1 Pac-12) led virtually the entire way.

Oregon State (11-4, 1-2) trailed 36-25 at halftime and never completely recovered.

Rob Edwards added 18 points for the Sun Devils, and Romello White had 12.

Tinkle scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, and Thompson also scored 22.

Arizona State closed the first half on an 11-2 run and led 36-25 at the break behind Martin’s 12 points.

The Beavers were just 8 of 23 from the field in the first half and committed nine turnovers.

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Oregon State: The Beavers 11-4 struggled for much of the game to find their offensive rhythm against the Sun Devils’ man-to-man defense. . Tinkle extended his double-figure scoring streak to 80 games, the second-longest streak in school history. Mel Counts holds the record with 89.

Arizona State: After opening Pac-12 play last week with a 28-point loss at Arizona, the Sun Devils rebounded from that setback in impressive fashion. . Senior guard Rob Edwards did not start for the first time this season and scored 18 points in 25 minutes.

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Oregon State hosts No. 24 Arizona on Sunday

Arizona State will be at No. 9 Oregon on Saturday

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