Fans can mark their calendar and set their DVRs, because the showdown and playing time are set for the Oregon State Beavers men’s basketball team Elite Eight game in the NCAA Tournament.
The 12th-seeded Beavers will face the No. 2-seeded Houston Cougars at 4:15 pm PDT Monday in the Midwest Region final. The game will be televised on CBS (KOIN 6 in Portland area). The prize for the winner is a place in the Final Four.
The Beavers advanced to the round of eight by defeating No. 5 seed Tennessee, No. 4 seed Oklahoma State and No. 8 seed Loyola Chicago.
Houston reached the regional finals by defeating No. 15 seed Cleveland State, No. 10 seed Rutgers and No. 11 seed Syracuse. The Cougars defeated the Orange 62-46 on Saturday night and will now face their fourth consecutive double-digit favorite.
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