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Oregon State season ends in Sweet 16 with loss to Louisville

The Beavers finished with their fourth straight Sweet 16

Posted: Mar 29, 2019 8:23 PM

Albany, N.Y. -- Oregon State women's basketball struggled to find their shot in the Times Union Center, completely stifled by no. 1 seeded Louisville, especially from 3 point range. The Beavers fell to the Cardinals in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year, 61-44, ending their yera with a 26-8 record. 

Louisville took a 6 point lead at the end of the first quarter, as Oregon State tried to keep pace with junior Mikayla Pivec doing most of the early legwork. From there, the Beavs had two of their coldest quarters of the 2018-2019 season, scoring 8 points and then 5 over the second and third, trailing by 16 heading into the final quarter. OSU shot 2-22 from 3 point range, and was 8-13 from the free throw line for the game. 

The Beavers began to find their shot, if only slightly, holding pace with the Cardinals down the stretch, but by then the deficit was too much to overcome. Their 44 points matched a season low, and their score matched their worst regular season loss of the year, their road trip to Stanford. 

Despite the loss, Oregon State finishes the year with its' 4th straight Sweet 16 appearance, as well as a 26-8 record. Senior Katie McWilliams and Jo Grymek end their careers in Albany, while the Beavers will welcome two 5-star recruits to the fold next season. 

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