It wasn't the way the Beavers wanted to end the season. A gritty effort against high-powered Louisville could have had a different conclusion if the Beavers had shot like they usually do. But a season worst 2 for 22 from three-point range sealed their fate against the Cardinals. The Beavers wind up the season with their fourth straight trip to the Sweet Sixteen and a 26-8 record. Katie McWilliams the senior from South Salem High School reflects the attitude of the Beavers. Yah, the had a bad shooting day but they did hold Louisville to just 61 points. McWilliams teary-eyed afterwards talks about her love for her journey at Oregon State.
The Beavers lose McWilliams and senior Joanna Grymek and will add three highly regarded freshman next season. More about that at a later time. The Beavs potentially could be a final four contender again next season.