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NCAA Tournament: Beavers Head To Round 2 After Upset Win Over Tennessee


No. 12-seed Oregon State is moving on to Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament after their 70-56 upset win over 5-seed Tennessee on Friday in Indianapolis.

The Beavers were 47% on three-point attempts, sinking 10/21 long shots. Roman Silva had a career-high 16 points in the win. Jarod Lucas added 14 and Ethan Thompson had 13 points and 10 rebounds. 

The Beavers earned their entry to the 2021 NCAA Tournament after winning the 2021 Pac-12 Tournament.

Friday’s victory was Oregon State’s first win in the NCAA Tournament since 1982.

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Zach Reichle (11) drives past Tennesee's Uros Plavsic (33) in the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind. on March 19, 2021.

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The Beavers will play No. 4 seed Oklahoma State at 6:40 PM Sunday.

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Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.