Latest Oregon State Beavers men's basketball News

Baylor broils No. 3 Razorbacks, ready for even bigger game

Mar. 30, 2021 03:50 AM EDT

Another contender emerged from the mist at the NCAA Tournament — nothing dramatic, mind you, like in the movies, because we already knew No. 1 seed Baylor was very good. But so was third-seeded Arkansas. Yet the Bears ran the Razorbacks into the ground early and then...

Houston tops Oregon State, reaches 1st Final Four since '84

Mar. 30, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelvin Sampson stood atop a ladder and yanked loose the remnants of the net from the rim. He turned toward the red-clad Houston fans and started pumping his right fist, the net clutched in that hand the entire time. Years of building a once-proud...

Oregon State's dream NCAA tourney run ends in crushing loss

Mar. 29, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oregon State hardly looked like a No. 12 seed the first two weeks of the NCAA Tournament. For a while Monday night, the Beavers sure did. Yet facing a 17-point second-half hole, the plucky Pac-12 upstarts showed the kind of...

Houston, Oregon State bring defensive focus to Midwest final

Mar. 28, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The formula has been simple all year for Houston under Kelvin Sampson: play with toughness, get after teams defensively and go to work on the glass. It has carried the Cougars within a win of the Final Four — and it's working pretty well for Wayne...

Houston locks in on defense, beats Syracuse 62-46 in NCAAs

Mar. 28, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Houston contested every 3-pointer, took away clean looks and forced “Buddy Buckets” to work for any sliver of space he could find. Defense has been the Cougars' strength all season. Now it's taken coach Kelvin Sampson's team somewhere new: the...

Oregon State is 18th double-digit seed in NCAA Elite Eight

Mar. 27, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

Add Oregon State to the relatively short list of double-digit seeds that have reached a regional final in the NCAA Tournament. The Beavers became the 18th team seeded 10th or lower to reach the Elite Eight since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985 when they beat Loyola...

Picked last, Oregon State now Elite after beating Loyola

Mar. 27, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Picked to finish dead last in the Pac-12, Oregon State instead might be the last one standing. Led by unflappable guard Ethan Thompson, whose 20 points included a pair of clinching foul shots with 35 seconds left, the No. 12 seed Beavers and their...

Oregon St's Tinkle looks to daughter for Sweet 16 advice

Mar. 26, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle has never been to this point in the NCAA Tournament before, not as a player for Montana in the 1980s, as an assistant and head coach of the Grizzlies in the 2000s. He hasn't had to look far for some Sweet 16 advice,...

NCAA's Midwest Region full of upsets but maybe not surprises

Mar. 26, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It is the region that has caused more busted NCAA Tournament brackets than any other, the quadrant where No. 1 seed Illinois was sent packing by Loyola Chicago, West Virginia was dumped by a team that barely made the field, and Tennessee and Oklahoma State failed to...

Thompson's rise helps power Beavers to the Sweet 16

Mar. 26, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

Ethan Thompson understood the moment. Maybe that's why he couldn't stop smiling. Oregon State's senior guard had just led the Beavers to a spot in the Sweet 16, the latest milestone for a team picked to finish last in the Pac-12 at the start of the season. ...