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Oregon State women's basketball receives No. 8 seed in NCAA Tournament

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For the seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament, the Oregon State Beavers women's basketball team has made the field. 

The NCAA gave Oregon State (11-7) a No. 8 seed in the Hemisfair region, setting up a first-round matchup with No. 9 seeded Florida State.

The game tips-off at 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2 on Sunday, March 21st. 

With a win, the Beavers will have the opportunity to play the winner of No. 1 seed South Carolina and No. 16 seed Mercer with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line. 

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While a loss in the Pac-12 Tournament Semifinals snapped a five-game winning streak for Oregon State, few teams nationally were playing better than the Beavs. Oregon State finished the season winning eight of ten games, with both losses coming to Stanford. Three of those wins were over ranked opponents (Oregon twice, UCLA). 

The addition of five-star freshman Talai Von Oelhoffen gave the Beavers another dynamic guard which along with senior Aleah Goodman gives Oregon State two playmakers in the backcourt. With Von Oelhoffen playing, the Beavers are 8-3. 

Since Scott Rueck has arrived in Corvallis, the Beavers have made the tournament six times prior to this season and have won at least one game each during each appearance. In total, the Beavers have made the second round six times, the Sweet 16 four times, the Elite Eight twice, and the Final Four once (2016). 

 

Overall, the Beavers are 13-6 in NCAA Tournament games under Rueck. 

Here is the full bracket.