Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle ends half with 75-foot heave

Jan 28, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Oregon State Beavers forward Tres Tinkle (left) talks with head coach Wayne Tinkle prior to the game against the Utah Utes at Jon M. Huntsman Center. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

After playing in just six games last season due to a broken right wrist, Oregon State redshirt sophomore forward Tres Tinkle made his official return to action Friday night against Southern Utah. The first half was a good one for Tinkle, as he scored 14 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field while also grabbing five rebounds.

Tinkle’s final three points of the half came on a 75-foot heave as time expired, with the shot hitting nothing but net.

As a freshman Tinkle, the son of Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle, averaged 13.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as he earned honorable mention Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors. Tinkle’s return to the court is a big one for an Oregon State program that’s looking to rebound from a 2016-17 season in which it only won five games.