Beavers survive Boise State
With some clutch plays and key calls down the stretch of regulation and overtime, Oregon State's women survived the test of Boise State on Saturday and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Beavers rallied in the final minute of the fourth quarter, then won in overtime 80-75 before 5,089 fans at Gill Coliseum.
Oregon State, seeded fourth, will play at 6 p.m. Monday against fifth-seeded Gonzaga, which defeated No. 12 Little Rock 68-51 in the first game of the day in Corvallis. The Bulldogs improved to 29-4.
Boise State, a No. 13 seed that led most of the second half after trailing the Beavers 36-28 at the half, finished its season at 28-5.
OSU (25-7) got some vital shooting at times from sophomore guard Aleah Goodman. The La Salle Prep graduate shared top scoring honors for the Beavers with 20 points, going 3 of 6 from beyond the arc, including a semi-desperation heave from long range just before the end of the third quarter.
Mikayla Pivec also had 20 points for Oregon State, but on twice as many field-goal attempts as Goodman (18 to 9).
Point guard Destiny Slocum managed just eight points but had five assists and a key driving basket in OT.
Taya Corosdale of OSU led all players in rebounds with 15 and tossed in 13 points and played all 45 minutes.
Pivec had 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals and going 43 minutes.
Marta Hermida, from Madrid, led the Broncos with 22 points.
Oregon State shot 33 free throws, making 22, while BSU got to the line only 22 times, sinking 19.
The teams were tied at 66-66 through four quarters.
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