CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Joe Burton had a career-high 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Oregon State to an 80-58 victory over Arizona State on Thursday night in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.
Jared Cunningham added 16 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Beavers (6-6), who began conference play with a win for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
Ty Abbott had 18 points, all in the first half, for Arizona State (7-5).
Burton's two free throws with 8:08 remaining gave Oregon State a 64-51 cushion and were part of a 12-3 run that put the game out of reach.
Arizona State guard Trent Lockett, the Sun Devils' leading scorer at 14.7 points per game, did not play due to a sprained left big toe.
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Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.