MISSOULA -- Missoula native Tres Tinkle etched his name deeper into college basketball history on Saturday when he surpassed the 2,000 career-point mark during Oregon State's loss to Washington State in Pullman, Washington.
Tinkle was 9 for 20 from the field and scored 22 points as the Beavers fell to the Cougars 89-76. He also grabbed eight rebounds. According to Oregon State, Tinkle is just the 16th player in Pac-12 men's basketball history to score 2,000 career points. He currently sits at 2,016.
On the season, Tinkle is averaging 19.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game as the Beavers sit at 12-6 overall and 2-4 in the Pac-12. Along with scoring his 2,000th career point, Tinkle is just 156 points away from tying Gary Payton for the school's all-time career scoring record. Payton scored 2,172 career points from 1987-90.
Oregon State hosts UCLA for its next contest on Thursday.