How many records could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could shock the world?
That’s the question the Oregon State Beavers are answering after making history for the second time this week in the women’s NCAA Tournament, upsetting second-seeded Baylor 72-67. The sixth-seeded Beavers snapped Baylor’s 30-game win streak with the Sweet Sixteen victory.
For as impressive as that feat is, it’s just the second of two achievements from the week that make you go “wow.”
In the past week, Oregon State became the first team to ever beat Tennessee in Knoxville during the NCAA Tournament and snapped Baylor's 30-game win streak.
— Danny Moran (@DannyJMoran) March 24, 2018
Marie Gulich led the Beavers with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals, Kat Tudor added 16 points and a red-hot second half was enough to edge Baylor in a shocking result.
Kalani Brown led Baylor with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
— Oregon State WBB (@BeaverWBB) March 24, 2018
Baylor (33-2) took a two-point lead into halftime, but Oregon State (26-7) outscored the Bears 43-36 in the second half to erase the small deficit and send the opposition home stunned by defeat.
The key stat for both sides: 3-point percentage. Oregon State made 45 percent (9-of-20) of its shots from deep, while Baylor struggled all night, making just 17.6 percent of attempts (3-of-17). The precision from beyond the arc served as the difference in a game that was otherwise evenly matched.
The Beavers advance to face the winner of Louisville-Stanford, which plays later Friday, with a trip to the Final Four on the line.
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