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 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.
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