Portland observer. (Portland, Or.) 1970-current, March 24, 2021, Page 6, Image 6

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    Page 6
March 24, 2021
S Oregon,
OSU Advance to Sweet 16
Ducks Shine
after long layoff
(AP) — Oregon’s Chris Duar-
te scored 23 points and the Ducks
showed no signs of rust after a
long layoff, beating No. 2 seed
Iowa 95-80 on Monday to reach
the Sweet 16 for the fourth time
c ontinued on p age 10
Oregon guard
Chris Duarte
drives on
Iowa guard
C.J. Fredrick
Monday in
the second
round of the
NCAA tour-
nament in
(AP photo)
Oregon State guard Ethan Thompson and head coach Wayne
Tinkle celebrate after the Ducks beat Oklahoma State 80-70
Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. (AP photo)
Beavers Roll to Upset Wins
(AP) — Ethan Thompson
scored 26 points and No. 12 seed
Oregon State neutralized Oklaho-
ma State and star freshman Cade
Cunningham, rolling to an 80-70
upset at the NCAA basketball
tournament in Indianapolis.
OSU (19-12) was picked to
finish last in the Pac-12 and had
to win the conference tournament
just to make the NCAA field. After
the Beavers pulled that off, they
cruised past No. 5 seed Tennessee
in the first round of the NCAAs.
The Beavers then became the
third double-digit seed to reach
this year’s Sweet 16 on Sunday,
joining Oral Roberts and Syra-
The Beavers now advance to
play eighth-seeded Loyola Chica-
go in a Midwest Region Sweet 16
matchup that few could have pre-
dicted. The game will take place
Saturday, March 27 with tipoff
scheduled for 11:40 a.m. (PDT)
and broadcast live on CBS TV,
KOIN Channel 6.
Elgin Baylor and a statue that honors him outside the Staples
Center in Los Angeles. The 11-time NBA All-Star died Monday. He
was 86. (AP photo)
Remembering Elgin Baylor
(AP) — Elgin Baylor, the Lak-
ers’ 11-time NBA All-Star who
soared through the 1960s with a
high-scoring style of basketball
that became the model for the
modern player, died Monday. He
was 86.
The Lakers announced that
Baylor died of natural causes in
Los Angeles with his wife, Elaine,
and daughter Krystal by his side.
With a silky-smooth jumper and
fluid athleticism, Baylor played a
major role in revolutionizing bas-
ketball from a ground-bound sport
into an aerial show. He spent parts
of 14 seasons with the Lakers in
Minneapolis and Los Angeles
during his Hall of Fame career,
teaming with Jerry West through-
out the ′60s in one of the most po-
tent tandems in basketball history.