Breanna Brown scored 12 points and second-seeded Oregon State held off feisty Long Beach State in the final minute to eke out a 56-55 victory Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Corvallis, Ore.
Mikayla Pivec and Marie Gulich each added 10 points for Oregon State (30-4), which will face Creighton in the second round Sunday.
Raven Benton had 17 points for the No. 15 seed 49ers (23-11).
Creighton 76, Toledo 49: Marissa Janning had 15 of her 19 points in the first quarter and seventh-seeded Creighton built an early lead and went on to rout No. 10 seed Toledo (25-9) at Corvallis. Sydney Lamberty added 16 points for Creighton...