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Oregon State falls to No. 1 South Carolina to end NCAA Tournament run

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Oregon State was incredibly underseeded by the selection committee based on how it ended the season following Talia von Oelhoffen's arrival on campus. 

As a result of getting a No. 8 seed, Oregon State had to play No. 1 South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, falling 59-42. It's the first time the Beavers have failed to make the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament since 2015. 

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Oregon State, who shot 41% from three-point range this season, shot just 15.8% from beyond the arc against South Carolina. Shockingly, that was more than double what South Carolina shot from distance Tuesday (6.7%). 

The Beavers trailed by just one point after 10 minutes and even had the game tied at 16 with 7:33 remaining in the half. But the Gamecocks responded to close the half on a 14-2 run, taking a 12-point advantage into the locker room. 

Aleah Goodman, who had one of the best individual seasons for the Beavers in recent memory, struggled shooting and was just 4-15 from the floor, scoring 10 points. 

Taylor Jones shot 60% from the floor, scoring 13 points, but was in foul trouble all game, picking up her fourth foul with more than seven minutes left in the third quarter. She ultimately fouled out. 

First-Team All-American Aliyah Boston led South Carolina with 19 points and seven rebounds. 

 

It's the seventh-consecutive Sweet 16 for the Gamecocks. 

Oregon State falls to 0-2 all-time against South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament, having lost 78-69 in 2014 in the second round. That was Scott Rueck's first NCAA Tournament as Beavers head coach.