Senior Ethan Thompson scored 22 points to lead the way for No. 12 seed Oregon State, which led by as many as 13 before holding off No. 8 seed Loyola down the stretch. Warith Alatishe added 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Beavers (20-12).
It’s just the third time in school history that the Beavers have won three men’s NCAA Tournament games.
Oregon State defeats Loyola Chicago 65-58.
The Beavers reach the Elite 8 as a 12 seed, tied for the lowest seed to reach the Elite 8 since seeding began in 1979 (2002 Missouri). pic.twitter.com/pSPi63olkn
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