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“They called him for a foul and he didn’t open his mouth,” Enfield said. “What I got was he stared at the official and he gave him a technical foul.

“He had to do a better job of controlling his emotions. He was playing great basketball and we needed him down the stretch.”

Oregon State took a 68-67 lead on a Nelson 3-pointer, but Wesley hit two free throws to put the Trojans back in front and then connected from long range to make it 72-68 with 3:05 remaining.

Trailing 72-69, Gomis missed a dunk attempt in transition, but Hallice Cooke ended up with the loose ball behind the 3-point line and scored to pull the Beavers even with 52.2 seconds left.

The Beavers ended up with the final shot before the end of regulation, but Nelson’s pull-up jumper from the left elbow was too strong.

“That’s something one of the coaches and I practice every shoot-around and at the end of every practice,” Nelson said. “It’s one of those things where sometimes it goes in and sometimes it doesn’t. I felt good going into it, but I can’t shoot it over the rim like I did.”

Collier had 13 points off the bench and Hallice scored all 11 of his points in the second half for the Beavers, who won despite shooting 41.9 percent (26 of 62) from the field and 57.1 percent (20 of 35) from the free-throw line.

“This game had nothing to with coaching,” Robinson said. “This game had everything to do with the character of those guys in the locker room and their unwillingness to give up. They just kept grinding. It’s an amazing win.”

Howard had 16 points and Oraby was the only other USC player to score in double figures for the Trojans, who came away empty on five of their seven possessions in overtime.