Buddy Hield (hylde)hit eight three-pointers while scoring 37 points and number two seed Oklahoma overpowered top seed Oregon 80-68 Saturday to claim the west regional title of the Men’s NCAA tournament. The Ducks ended the season with a school record 31 wins and conference championships in both the regular season and the Pac-12 tournament.
Oregon State downs DePaul
Meanwhile… the Oregon State women continue their journey through the NCAA tournament. Jamie Weisner had a career high 38 points and seven 3-pointers and the Beavers beat DePaul 83-71 Saturday in Dallas. That sets up a regional final tonight against Baylor. A win sends them to the Final Four in Indianapolis.
The Cal Bears swept Oregon State in all three games over the weekend, winning 6-2, 5-nothing and 5-3. The Beavers will host San Diego State for two games tonight and tomorrow. Oregon lost the series to Washington over the weekend… losing 9-6 in ten innings Thursday before taking the game on Friday 2-nothing. The Huskies won the rubber match Saturday 7-4. Oregon will be at Notre Dame for a non-league game Thursday.
Turning to Preps:
Siuslaw lost a pair of non-league softball games Friday afternoon in Reedsport. The first was 11-2 at the hands of the Harrisburg Eagles who put up 11 hits and capitalized on six Viking errors. In the nightcap it was much closer with a seventh inning Siuslaw rally falling short as the Reedsport Braves came out on top 5-4. Taylor Dotson was three-for-four at the plate with a home run and three RBI on the day. Anna Stonelake was 2-for-2 with a pair of sacrifices.
Siuslaw’s Mikaela Siegel finished fourth overall at the Bend Heptathlon Friday. The Viking senior won two events outright, the 800 meter and the 100 hurdles; and finished second in the long jump. She scored 3,229 points for the third place finish.