Thompson’s Rise Helps Power Beavers to the Sweet 16
Ethan Thompson has led Oregon State to the Sweet 16, something few saw coming. The Beavers earned the Pac-12's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament after surprisingly claiming the conference tournament title. They then downed fifth-seeded Tennessee 70-56, their first tournament victory since 1982, before an 80-70 win over No. 4 Oklahoma State. Now 12th-seeded Oregon State will face Loyola Chicago on Saturday for another chance to advance.