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Oregon State falls to No. 4 Stanford in Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals

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The hot streak has come to an end.

Oregon State's five-game winning streak came to an end in the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals to No. 4 Stanford (24-2), 79-45.

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Beaverton-native Cameron Brink looked like a future first overall WNBA pick with 24 points on 9-13 from the field to go with 11 rebounds for the Cardinal. Kiana Williams added five three-pointers, too. 

Aleah Goodman, who entered the game leading the Pac-12 in three-point percentage at 50.2%, shot two-of-six from behind the arc, including two air-balls due to Stanford's on-ball pressure. She finished with 12 points on 5-14 from the field for one of her worst games of a stellar senior season. 

As a team, the Beavers shot just 31%, 23.1% from three, and turned the ball over 15 times. 

The Beavers will enter the NCAA Tournament 11-7 but three ranked wins over the last two weeks, (UCLA, Oregon twice) has them firmly as an at-large team. 

The two teams were tied heading into the second quarter at 13 and Sasha Goforth even hit a three-pointer to give the Beavers a 16-13 lead with 9:55 left in the half. But then Stanford showed why they ran through the Pac-12, going on a 20-3 run and ultimately leading 33-22 at halftime. 

The Cardinal wreaked havoc forcing turnovers leading to 18 first-half points in transition and 13 first-half points off turnovers. 

 

It only got worse in the second half, with Stanford outscoring the Beavers in the third and fourth quarters by 12 and 11. 

The Beavers ended the season heading into Selection Monday winning eight of ten games, with both losses coming to Stanford.