CORVALLIS, Ore. — Sydney Wiese scored 13 points in her final career game at Gill Coliseum and second-seeded Oregon State moved on in the NCAA Tournament with a 64-52 second-round victory over No. 7 seed Creighton on Sunday night.
Oregon State (31-4) will go on to face third-seeded Florida State in Stockton, California. The Seminoles defeated six-seeded Missouri 77-55 earlier Sunday in Tallahassee, Florida, for their third straight trip to the Sweet 16.
Gabriella Hanson added 13 points for the Beavers, who are making a fourth consecutive appearance in the tournament. Last season the Beavers advanced to the Final Four before falling to eventual champion UConn.
At center court after the game, Wiese blew kisses to the Gill crowd and danced to Abba's "Dancing Queen."
Sydney Lamberty had 19 for Creighton (24-8), which trailed by as many as 15 points. Lauren Works, a Lincoln Southwest grad, scored three points in her final game with the Bluejays.
Lamberty's layup pulled Bluejays within 54-48 with 6:42 left, putting Creighton's bench on its feet. Hanson and Mikayla Pivec each hit jumpers to answer for the Beavers.
Marissa Janning's jumper got Creighton back within single digits, but Kolbie Orum's baseline jumper gave the Beavers a 60-50 lead with 3:04 to go.
After a pair of Creighton free throws, Marie Gulich made consecutive layups for a 64-52 Oregon State lead — and the Bluejays couldn't catch up.
Oregon State eked out a 56-55 victory over surprisingly tenacious Long Beach State in the opening round. The 49ers' chance at becoming the first-ever No. 15 seed to defeat a No. 2 seed were dashed when Raven Benton's shot from out front with five seconds left bounced off the back rim.
The Bluejays routed 10th-seeded Toledo 76-49 in the opening round. Janning scored 15 points in less than six minutes to start the game and finished 19.