LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- College basketball in March is all about the ability to survive and advance.
After surviving a fourth-quarter comeback attempt from Cal, Oregon State women's basketball beat the Golden Bears 71 to 63 in the opening round of the Pac-12 Tournament.
The 5-seed Beavers advance to the quarterfinal round where they'll meet in-state rival, 4-seed Oregon.
Oregon State and Oregon have already played each other twice this season. On Dec. 13, Oregon won 79-59.
On Feb. 28, just four days ago, Oregon State won 88-77.
Thursday's game marks the first time these two teams have ever met in their conference tournament.
Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. on the Pac-12 Network.