Payton leads Beavers past Corban, 86-62
CORVALLIS — Gary Payton II had 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks as Oregon State beat Corban 86-62 Tuesday night.
Langston Morris-Walker added 16 points and had five rebounds for the Beavers (2-0), who had five players score in double figures.
Jordan Carter led Corban (3-1) with 18 points and five rebounds.
The game was an exhibition for Corban, an NAIA school, but counted toward Oregon State's record.
The Beavers used a considerable size advantage to outrebound the Warriors, 37-24. Oregon State also shot 57 percent from the floor, compared to 39.5 percent for Corban.
Payton is the son of former Oregon State All-American Gary Payton, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.
The junior-college transfer helped give the Beavers an early lead. Payton had scored half of Oregon State's points when he tipped in a rebound at the 12:44 mark, putting the Beavers ahead 20-11.
Oregon State stretched its lead to 48-29 at the break and led by as many as 24 early in the second half.
Oregon State lost 57-47 on Nov. 7 in a home exhibition game against NCAA Division II Western Oregon, but rebounded to beat Rice 67-54 in head coach Wayne Tinkle's official debut on Friday.
Tinkle led Montana to three NCAA tournament appearances. He inherited an Oregon State squad that went 16-16 last season, but lost several key players.
The Warriors' tallest players to take the floor Tuesday night stood 6-foot-6. Oregon State has seven players taller than that.
Oregon State next hosts Oral Roberts on Friday.