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NCAA Tournament: Beavers’ Impressive Late-Season Run Ends In Elite Eight Loss

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After making it to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1982, Oregon State Men’s Basketball is out of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The No.12 seeded Beavers fell 67-61 to No.2 Houston Monday in Indianapolis.

OSU was down 34-17 at the half, but was able to tie it up at 55 with less than 4 minutes to go. Houston went on a 12-6 run to take back the lead and finish on top.

While OSU (20-13) outshot Houston 46% to 32%, they could not overcome the rebounding deficit. The Cougars (28-3) out hustled the Beavers on the glass with 34 offensive rebounds to the Beavers’ 11.

Maurice Calloo had 13 points and Ethan Thompson finished with 11 for the Beavers.

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Oregons State’s Maurice Calloo (1) scored 13 points in the Beavers’ match-up with Houston at the NCAA Men’s Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind., on March 29, 2021.


The loss in the Regional Final capped a wild late-season run for the Beavers that saw them capture the Pac-12 Tournament Title for the first time in program history. That sent them to this year's NCAA Tournament where the No. 12 seeded Beavers upset teams seeded fifth, fourth, and eighth.

At the start of the season, OSU was picked to finish last in the Pac-12 conference.


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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.
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