Moments after the Trail Blazers fell 132-92 to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, the Oregon State Beavers game vs. Oklahoma State in the Round of 32 was showing on the jumbotron inside the Moda Center.
Trail Blazers reporter Jamie Hudson captured the moment.
With both teams already in the locker room, Moda Center celebrated as the 12-seeded Beavers held off 4-seeded Oklahoma State 80-70 to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in nearly 40 years.
Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts opened up his post-game press conference with some praise for the Beavers and their seven-year coach.
“I just want to congratulate Wayne Tinkle and the Beavs for getting to the Sweet 16,” Stotts said. “I think that’s tremendous for their program...
Oregon State’s Cinderella run continues.
After being chosen to finish 12th in the Pac-12 Preseason poll, Oregon State shocked the nation when it secured the Pac-12 Championship, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament as a 12-seed. You’ll sense a theme here… the Beavers are embracing everything that is 12.
It is indeed March Madness after all. Congrats to the Beavers on moving on to the Sweet 16! Next up, Loyola-Chicago on Saturday, March 28 at 11:40 a.m. PT at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.