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No. 12 Oregon State Beats No. 8 Loyola Chicago, Advances to Elite Eight

The 12th-seeded Oregon State Beavers are Elite Eight bound after beating the No. 8 Loyola-Chicago Ramblers 65-58 in the Sweet 16 of the 2021 NCAA men's basketball tournament on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Officially, the Beavers are heading to the Elite Eight for the seventh time in program history and the first time since 1966, as their trip to the Elite Eight in 1982 was vacated because of NCAA sanctions.

Oregon State gutted out a defensive battle by holding Loyola to 32.1 percent shooting from the floor and 21.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc, while also forcing eight turnovers.