Oregon State Embraces its Underdog Role in the NCAAs
Oregon State was picked to finish last in the Pac-12 but defied the odds and won the conference tournament for an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Now the Beavers are prepared to enter the Big Dance for just the second time since 1990. Oregon State is a No. 12 seed in the Midwest Region and will face fifth-seeded Tennessee on Friday. Coach Wayne Tinkle dedicated the Pac-12 tournament title to his son, Tres. Tres Tinkle was on the last Beavers team that went to the NCAAs, but was injured at the time and didn't get to play in the tournament.