Oregon State declines CBI invite

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State has declined an invite from the College Basketball Invitational tournament.

Coach Wayne Tinkle said the Beavers had been hopeful for a spot in the National Invitation Tournament but they were not selected. So the team decided to end the season, he said.

Oregon State finished a surprising 17-14 in Tinkle's first season after the Beavers were picked to finish last in the Pac-12.

After holding open tryouts to fill out the roster, the Beavers went on to win a record 15 straight home games at Gill Coliseum.

Tinkle issued a statement Sunday night saying he was proud of the team, but felt it was best for the players to focus on finals and finishing the rest of the academic year, while looking ahead to next season.