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Women's basketball: Beavers stuff Baylor win streak

Women's basketball: Beavers stuff Baylor win streak
Baylor's Kalani Brown, right, has her shot blocked by Oregon State's Marie Gulich (21) during the third quarter of an NCAA women's college basketball tournament regional semifinal, Friday, March 23, 2018, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/ (James Crisp / Associated Press)

Marie Gulich had 26 points and Oregon State shot 58 percent in the second half to upset second-seeded Baylor, 72-67 on Friday night in the Lexington regional semifinals.

The Beavers handed the Lady Bears their first loss since November and earned a second Elite Eight appearance in three seasons. They will face Louisville on Sunday for a spot in the Final Four.

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Two years after upsetting Baylor in the Dallas Regional final, Oregon State (26-7) followed up with a steady performance to improve to 4-0 against Baylor while ending its 30-game winning streak.

The Beavers had to withstand nine consecutive points by Alexis Morris that got the Lady Bears (33-2) to 69-67 with 42 seconds remaining before Katie McWilliams’ left-corner three-pointer 30 seconds later sealed it.

Mississippi State 71, North Carolina State 57: Teaira McCowan scored 24 points on 11-for-11 shooting, pulled down 15 rebounds and helped the top-seeded Bulldogs advance to face UCLA in the final of the Kansas City regional.

The Bulldogs (35-1), who set a school record for wins in a season, will be playing for a second consecutive spot in the Final Four.

Louisville 86, Stanford 59: Asia Durr had 24 points and the top-seeded Cardinals (35-2) trailed for just 53 seconds against the No. 4 seed Cardinal in the Lexington, Ky., regional semifinal. Louisville has won 10 straight.

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