What an exciting night at Gill for Oregon State. Another big noisy crowd of 4,000 watched a Pac-12 thriller. Check out the hightlights above. The creative folks at Oregon State combined by radio PBP with Ann Schatz of the Pac-12...its a cool recap. And below the official release from Trevor Cramer the Sports Information Director for Women's basketball at OSU
ORVALLIS – Senior Marie Gulich powered the No. 22 Oregon State women's basketball team to a big win over No. 18 Arizona State Friday evening, as the Beavers battled to a 57-54 victory at Gill Coliseum. "This was a typical Oregon State-Arizona State game," said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck. "Arizona State plays really hard and they're very efficient. We knew it was going to take a big-time effort tonight. Our team made the plays we needed down the stretch, and our defense was a big reason we were able to win tonight. We're seeing this team get better and better, and I'm really proud of the way we fought tonight." Gulich went 9-for-12 from the floor to finish with 20 points, including refusing to be denied in the paint on the go-ahead basket with 40 seconds to play. The senior finished with 20 points, six rebounds and three blocks. "I'm really proud of this team," Gulich said. "This was a tough week of practice, but we stuck together, and coming away with a win today I'm very proud." Sophomore Mikayla Pivec scored 12 points, including a pair of 3-point plays in the fourth quarter. She added six rebounds and a pair of blocks, including one on an Arizona State 3-pointer as the Sun Devils looked to tie the game at the buzzer. Taylor Kalmer went 4-for-8 to score eight points off the bench, while Katie McWilliams went for seven points, six rebounds and three assists. Oregon State shot 54.2 percent in the contest, while holding Arizona State to 34.9 percent shooting, including 14.3 percent in the fourth quarter. The Beavers held a 36-28 advantage in rebounds and scored 46 of their 57 points from inside the paint.