INDIANAPOLIS – Oregon is trying to win its third game of the NCAA Tournament this season for only the third time in school history when the 12th seed Beavers take on No. 8 seed Loyola of Chicago in a Midwest region Sweet 16 game at 11:40 am (CBS / KOIN 6) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Beavers won three NCAA tournaments in 1963 and 1982. This is OSU’s first appearance at Sweet 16 since 1982, when the Beavers won to reach the West Regional final.
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Oregon State (19-12) vs. Chicago Loyola (26-4)
Time: 11:40 am Saturday
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
In the air: KOIN 6
KenPom Ranking: Oregon State 48, Loyola 9
Betting line: Ramblers by 7
Starters designed for State of oregon
G – Ethan Thompson (6-5 senior)
G – Zach Reichle (6-5 senior)
G – Jarod Lucas (6-2 sophomore)
F – Warith Alatishe (6-7 junior)
C – Roman Silva (7-1 senior)
Past meetings: In the only previous meeting between the colleges, Loyola won 29-19 during the 1927-28 season.
Be unable: Kevin Harlan and Dan Bonner end the game on CBS, with Dana Jacobson on the sidelines. … A win gives Oregon State its first 20-win season since 2011-12, when the Beavers went 21-15. However, OSU played six IWC games that season to fill the record. The last time the Beavers won 20 games without a CBI boost was 1989-90, when they were 22-7. … Oregon State has won four games against the top 25 AP teams this season, the most since 1979-80. … The Beavers have won five straight games and eight in a row from Gill Coliseum. … During OSU’s recent five-game streak, Alatishe is averaging 10.4 points and 10.0 rebounds. … In its two NCAA Tournament victories, Oregon State is shooting 44.9% (49 of 107) and holding the opponent at 30.5% shooting (39 of 128). … Maurice Calloo is averaging 10.5 points in two NCAA tournaments, more than double his average of 5.2 points in the regular season / Pac-12 tournament. … Oregon State is trying to become the second 12th seed to reach Elite 8. The only team to do so is Missouri in 2002.… The winner of OSU-Loyola advances to Monday’s regional final against the winner of Houston-Syracuse in Lucas Oil Stadium.