Oregon State topples Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State

No. 12 seed Oregon State despatched house Oklahoma State and its celebrity, projected No. 1 NBA draft choose Cade Cunningham, with a 80-70 win within the second spherical of the lads’s basketball NCAA Tournament

The Beavers staved off a livid rally by the Cowboys to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16. Oregon State turns into the third double-digit seed – becoming a member of No. 11 Syracuse and No. 15 Oral Roberts – to make it to the second weekend of March Madness.

Senior guard Ethan Thompson paced Oregon State with 26 factors and the Beavers (18-12) went 32-for-35 from the free-throw line to assist solidify the victory. Thompson went 15-for-16 from the charity stripe. 

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Oregon State's Jarod Lucas reacts during his team's upset of Oklahoma State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Oregon State continues its surprising run right here in March Madness, after successful the Pac-12 Tournament simply to get right here after which taking down No. 5 seed Tennessee within the first spherical. The Beavers face Loyola Chicago, which upset No. 1 seed Illinois, within the Sweet 16. 

Cunningham, a first-team USA TODAY Sports All-American, completed with 24 factors and 5 steals in his possible ultimate faculty basketball recreation earlier than going to the professionals. It’s a disappointing finish for the No. four seeded Cowboys, a dark-horse Final Four contender, that had gotten scorching on the finish of the season and had a dynamic participant in Cunningham poised to make a deep run.

Follow faculty basketball reporter Scott Gleeson on Twitter @ScottMGleeson

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