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Oregon State 68, Colorado 62

Oregon State 68, Colorado 62

GARY HOROWITZ
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Donovyn Hunter and Talia von Oelhoffen each scored 16 points to lead No. 25 Oregon State to a 68-62 victory over No. 3 Colorado.

Raegan Beers, Oregon State’s leading scorer, had just six points but grabbed a team-high eight rebounds for the Beavers (16-3, 5-3 Pac-12), who improved to 13-0 at Gill Coliseum. Oregon State had three close losses on the road against teams ranked in the top 10 this season before defeating Colorado.

Jaylynn Sherrod led the Buffaloes (16-3, 6-2) with 19 points before fouling out. Her 3-pointer with 9.1 seconds left cut the lead to 66-62, but Colorado could not get closer.

Aaronette Vonleh, Colorado’s leading scorer, was in foul trouble most of the game and finished with 12 points.

Colorado, which faced its fourth straight ranked opponent, fell one game behind No. 6 Stanford in the conference standings.

A key call in the game came in the final second of the third quarter when Vonley was called for an intentional foul on von Oelhoffen’s half-court heave with one-tenth of a second left on the clock. After an official review, von Oelhoffen was awarded three free throws and she converted them all, giving the Beavers a 46-40 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Von Oelhoffen’s 3-pointer increased the lead to 53-45 with 7:29 remaining.

Oregon State, which trailed by 10 midway through the second quarter, closed the first half on a 14-2 run to take a 32-30 lead at the break.

Hunter scored 12 first-half points on 6-of-6 shooting to pace the Beavers. Frida Formann led the Buffaloes with 11.

BIG PICTURE

Colorado: The Buffaloes, who opened the season with a win over defending national champion LSU, remain formidable despite two losses in their last three games.

Oregon State: The Beavers, who were a Final Four team in 2016, are well on their way to making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2020-21 season. Depth is among Oregon State’s major strengths.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Oregon State athletics press release

January 26, 2024





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