Oregon State sits on the bubble of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. On Sunday, The Beavs took a step towards the big dance after beating rival No. 14 Oregon, 88-77.
After the first quarter, OSU trailed 21-18, but the middle two quarters were the difference in the game.
The Beavs (9-6, 7-6 Pac-12) outscored the Ducks 20-14 in the second and 23-15 in the third quarter to lead 61-50 heading to the fourth.
Both teams scored 27 in the final frame. The closest Oregon got to Oregon State in the fourth quarter was eight points with 53 seconds left.
It took a team effort for the Beavs, who had six players scoring at least 10 points including all five starters. By contrast, the Ducks had four double digit scorers.
Senior Aleah Goodman led OSU with 20 points. Freshman Sasha Goforth poured in 17 points, while redshirt junior Taya Corosdale and redshirt senior Ellie Mack each scored 14 points.
Also, Beaver sophomore Taylor Jones had 11 points, and off the bench Talia von Oelhoffen finished with 10 points.
Oregon redshirt sophomore Sedona Prince scored a game-high 22 points. Meanwhile, junior Taylor Mikesell and senior Erin Boley each had 16 points. Redshirt sophomore Nyara Sabally rounded out the Ducks double-digit scorers with 13 points.
Up next, the two teams will play in the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament set in Las Vegas.
Oregon State earned the No. 5 seed after beating Oregon. The Beavs will face Cal in the conference tournament’s first round on Wednesday at 11 a.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks.
Oregon (13-7, 10-7 Pac-12) earned a first-round bye, and they will be the No. 4 seed. The Ducks will face the winner of Oregon State-Cal in the second round set for Thursday also at 11 a.m. PT on the Pac-12 Networks.
You can check out the full Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket here.