Oregon State women make the NCAA tournament

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 18, 2014 at 11:11 am •  Published: March 17, 2014
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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 18 years.

The ninth-seeded Beavers (23-10) will face eighth-seeded Middle Tennessee (29-4) in Seattle on Sunday.

Oregon State rode an 11-game winning streak, the second-longest in school history and best since 1982-83, into the Pac-12 championship game. The Beavers fell 71-62 to USC to finish as the tournament runner-up.

Oregon State went a school-record 13-5 in Pac-12 play and tied for second in the standings for their best-ever finish. The stunning turnaround for the once forlorn program earned coach Scott Rueck was named the Pac-12 coach of the year honors.