Creighton would be wise to study Long Beach State for Sunday
Oregon State’s Sydney Wiese (24) brings the ball upcourt while guarded by Long Beach State’s Martina McCowan (11) during the second half of a first-round game in the women’s NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 17, 2017, in Corvallis, Ore. (AP Photo/ Timothy J. Gonzalez)
CORVALLIS, Ore. — There’s no doubt that seventh-seeded Creighton is busy studying the tape of Long Beach State’s near-upset of No. 2 seed Oregon State to learn how the 49ers were able to slow down Sydney Wiese.
Long Beach held Wiese to seven points in the Beavers’ first-round game. Oregon State’s senior point guard was averaging 15.7 points and 4.9 rebounds as the team’s top scorer going into the NCAA Tournament.
The Beavers (30-4) survived the surprisingly resilient 15th-seeded 49ers 56-55 in their first-round nailbiter at Gill Coliseum on Friday. Oregon State moves on to face the Bluejays (24-7) on Sunday.
Marissa Janning scored 15 points of her 19 points in the first quarter of Creighton’s 76-49 first-round rout of tenth-seeded Toledo.
The winner faces either third-seeded Florida State or No. 6 seed Missouri in the Stockton Regional. The Seminoles play the Tigers on Sunday at Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Florida.