Oregon State stunned in Pac-12 Quarterfinals by Washington 68-67

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The 3-seed OSU Beavers women’s basketball team was stunned in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals on Friday night by 11-seed Washington, a final score of 68-67.

After trailing most of the fourth quarter, the Beavers rallied to tie the game on a Mikayla Pivec layup with 5 seconds left.  But Washington’s sharp-shooting guard Missy Peterson hit a game-winning three-pointer with under two seconds left to win the game for the Huskies.

A technical foul on Washington led to a pair of free throws by Aleah Goodman with the clocked stopped, but Goodman missed a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.

The Beavers led 21-15 after the first quarter, but were outscored in each quarter after that.  Washington controlled the final period after being tied through three quarters at 51-51.

Guard Mikayla Pivec led Oregon State with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds, while adding five assists.  The Huskies countered with thre players scoring over 15 points, led by the 20 points of guard Amber Melgoza.

Oregon State finishes the season with a 24-7 overall record, and were 14-4 in conference play for the 3-seed.  Washington improves to 11-20 overall after going 2-15 in Pac-12 play to earn the 11-seed.

The Beavers will learn their likely spot in the NCAA Tournament on Selection Monday, March 18th.

Washington advances to the Pac-12 Tournament semi finals to face 2-seed Stanford.  The number-one seed Oregon Ducks face 5-seed UCLA on Saturday in the other semi final at 6pm.

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