Oregon State women survives upset bid by Boise State

Mikayla Pivec had 20 points and 12 rebounds and host Oregon State withstood a major scare from No. 13 seed Boise State, winning its NCAA first-round game in the Albany Region 80-75 in overtime.

Aleah Goodman added 20 points for the fourth-seeded Beavers (25-7), who advance to face fifth-seeded Gonzaga (29-4) on Monday.

“This seemed like a game that was going to get away from us for a large portion of the fourth quarter, and this team just said no. They just didn’t quit,” Beavers head coach Scott Rueck said. “They kept making plays and then they made huge shots and they executed extremely well down the stretch.”

Marta Hermida had 22 points for the Broncos (21-12), vying to become the first No. 13 seed to beat a No. 4 since Marist topped Georgia in 2012.

Gonzaga 68, Arkansas-Little Rock 51: Katie Campbell had 15 points as the Bulldogs (29-4) cruised against the Sun Belt-champion Trojans (21-10) at Oregon State.

UCLA 89, Tennessee 77: In College Park, Md., the sixth-seeded Bruins (21-12) put a rapid end to the Lady Vols’ 38th consecutive appearance in the tournament, blunting a second-half comeback bid and riding an impressive performance by Michaela Onyenwere (22 points, 15 rebounds). No. 11 seed Tennessee (19-13), the lone program to compete in every women’s NCAA Tournament since it was first held in 1982, lost in the first round for only the second time (2009, Ball State) and failed to reach 20 wins for the first time since 1975-76.

Maryland 73, Radford 51: Taylor Mikesell scored 16 points, Kaila Charles had 14 points and nine rebounds, and the host Terrapins (29-4) used a relentless defensive effort to overpower the Big South-champion Highlanders (26-7).


Notre Dame 92, Bethune-Cookman 50: In South Bend, Ind., Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and Jessica Shepard had 22 points and 13 rebounds as the top-seeded Irish (31-3), perhaps Stanford’s biggest roadblock to the Final Four in the Chicago Region, cruised over the 16th-seeded Lady Wildcats (21-11), who won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament and were playing in their first NCAA tournament ever.

Michigan State 88, Central Michigan 87: In South Bend, Shay Colley’s driving layup with 7.6 seconds left lifted the ninth-seeded Spartans (21-11) past the eighth-seeded Chippewas (25-8), who got 34 points from Reyna Frost.

BYU 73, Auburn 64: At Stanford, Brenna Chase had 19 points, seven assists and three blocked shots, and the seventh-seeded Cougars (26-6) used an impressive third quarter to run away from the 10th-seeded Tigers (22-10) and earn a second-round matchup with Stanford.

Iowa State 97, New Mexico State 61: In Ames, Iowa, Bridget Carleton led four players in double figures with 23 points and the third-seeded Cyclones (26-8) rolled over the 14th-seeded Aggies (26-6) for their first NCAA win since 2013.

Missouri State 89, DePaul 78: In Ames, Alexa Willard and Danielle Gitzen each scored 20 points as the 11th-seeded Bears (24-9) beat the sixth-seeded Blue Demons (26-8).


Baylor 95, Abilene Christian 38: Kalani Brown had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the top-seeded Bears (32-1) prepped for a second-round matchup with Cal by overwhelming the 16th-seeded Wildcats (23-10) in Waco, Texas.

North Carolina State 63, Maine 51: Kiara Leslie scored 20 points to help the third-seeded Wolfpack (27-5) beat the 14th-seeded Black Bears (25-8) in Raleigh, N.C.

Kentucky 82, Princeton 77: In Raleigh, Taylor Murray scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half as the sixth-seeded Wildcats (25-7) advanced to face N.C. State by beating the 11th-seeded Tigers (22-10).


Syracuse 70, Fordham 49: Tiana Mangakahia had 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to lead the third-seeded Orange (25-8) past the 14th-seeded Rams (25-9) in Syracuse, N.Y.

South Dakota St. 76, Quinnipiac 65: Also in Syracuse, Macy Miller had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Jackrabbits (27-6) in their win over the Bobcats (26-7).

This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/collegesports/article/Oregon-State-women-survives-upset-bid-by-Boise-13711915.php.

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