Haynes scores 27 to lead Beavers in victory

CORVALLIS — Calvin Haynes had a career-high 27 points and Omari Johnson added 16 points and 12 rebounds as Oregon State defeated Charlotte 83-70 on Wednesday night.

Jared Cunningham finished with 13 points and six steals for the Beavers (2-2) and freshman Devon Collier scored 12 in his first start.

Jamar Briscoe hit five 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for the 49ers (2-4), who were playing their fourth game in seven days. Shamari Spears had 12 points, and Derrio Green added 10 points and nine assists.

Oregon State led 44-35 at halftime and used an 11-0 run in the second half to push their lead to 57-40 with 15:22 left.

The Beavers bumped their lead to 20 points with 12 minutes remaining before the 49ers narrowed the deficit to eight in the closing minutes.

Oregon State shot 50 percent from the floor while limiting Charlotte to 38.5 percent. The Beavers had 15 steals.

Haynes had 17 points at halftime on 5 of 6 shooting, including three 3-pointers.

The 49ers took their only lead of the game at 20-19 on Javarris Barnett's two free throws with 10:14 left in the first half. The Beavers then scored eight straight, including four by Haynes, to take the lead for good.

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