Oregon State wins 1,600th
CORVALLIS — Calvin Haynes got a pre-game pep talk from his father and came up big on Wednesday night.
Haynes tied a career high with 25 points to lead Oregon State to a 73-65 win against Fresno State, the 1,600th victory in program history.
"He said, 'It's time to play. You've been slacking all year. I need something out of you,'" Haynes said of his father, also named Calvin, who called from his home in Los Angeles.
"I got the job done. We'll see when I talk to him."
Lathen Wallace added 13 points, and Omari Johnson and Seth Tarver 12 points each for Oregon State (6-5), the 15th Division I program to reach 1,600 wins.
Paul George had 15 points for Fresno State (6-7), which trailed by 11 at halftime and got no closer until George's basket with 1:31 remaining made the score 72-63.
The Bulldogs had four players score in double figures, with Sylvester Seay and Steven Shepp adding 13 points each and Greg Smith 12.
Haynes scored 13 of Oregon State's first 14 points of the second half, helping the Beavers build an 18-point lead.
He shot 8 of 12 from the field, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Haynes had 19 points in the second half.
Oregon State coach Craig Robinson was proud of a statistics sheet that showed his team with just eight turnovers.
"I thought we took great care of the ball, and I also thought there was a maturity level that you saw with the execution of the game plan," Robinson said. "Shot selection, taking care of the ball and keeping (Fresno State) off the offensive boards."
Oregon State did not trail after scoring nine straight points — all on 3-pointers — to take an 11-4 lead.
Haynes scored the Beavers' first 10 points after halftime, and his third 3-pointer of the second half made the score 54-36.
"We were just moving the ball on offense, and everybody was cutting hard and looking for each other," Haynes said. "I was just knocking down open shots."