Oregon State beats Corban 86-62, goes to 2-0
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) 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.
Corban: The Warriors' tallest players to take the floor Tuesday night stood 6-foot-6. Oregon State has seven players taller than that.
Oregon State: Oregon State, including its Bend campus, has more than 30,000 students. Corban, in Salem, Oregon, plays in the Cascade Collegiate Conference, and has approximately 1,250 students.
Oregon State hosts Oral Roberts on Friday.
Corban hosts Simpson on Friday.