Oregon State holds on, tops Washington State 67-66

Oregon State holds on, tops Washington State 67-66
Washington State forward Brock Motum (12), guard DaVonte Lacy (3) and forward Junior Longrus, right, watch the action from the bench during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Roberto Nelson had 17 points and Oregon State held off a late-game surge to beat Washington State 67-66 on Wednesday night.

Eric Moreland added 11 points and 14 rebounds, and Challe Barton had 11 points and three 3-pointers, as Oregon State (13-12, 3-9 Pac-12) handed Washington State its fifth straight loss.

DaVonte Lacy had a career-high 27 points and hit seven 3-pointers, and Brock Motum added 16 points, for Washington State (11-14, 2-10).

Oregon State lost a 15-point second-half lead after a 20-6 Cougars run. D.J. Shelton hit back-to-back 3-pointers to at the end of the run to pull WSU within 64-63 with a minute remaining. Nelson's tip-in on the next possession made it 66-63.

Washington State had a good look at a 3-pointer but missed and was forced to foul, and Langs Morris-Walker made a free throw to seal the victory. Lacy hit a meaningless 3 at the buzzer.