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OSU-ASU, running

6:05 p.m.

I'm at Staples Center, which puts me in a distinct minority.

Not surprisingly, LA isn't abuzz about these two tournament-opening play-in games: Oregon State-Arizona State followed by WSU-Oregon. As I type this, there appear to be a few hundered folks in the building. A handful of orange shirts in one section, a handful of yellow shirts in another, and lots of empty black and purple seats everywhere else.

First half, 15:54

Oregon State forward Sasa Cuic just limped off the court and into the locker room.

HALFTIME

ASU 38, OSU 30

(Cuic back on bench ... with crutches.)

11:05 left, Beavers cut the lead to one: 53-52.

2:47 left, and the run of the Beavers has continued. OSU up, 69-61. Suddenly those few orange shirts and much more animated than those few yellow shirts.

FINAL SCORE: OSU 71 ASU 68

ASU had the ball and a chance for a game-tying 3-point shot ... but threw the ball out of bounds.

The Beavers advance to play top-seed UCLA at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Sun Devils season ends, and likely so will coach Rob Evans tenure in Tempe.

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