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March Madness, America's annual college basketball spectacle, lived up to its name last night as the once-lowly Oregon State Beavers men's team eked out a win over favored Colorado in the championship game of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas.

At the start of the season, the Beavers were ranked last in the conference. They beat UCLA and Oregon as well as the Golden Buffaloes in the tournament.

Colorado, which I hear was the best free-throwing shooting team in the country until yesterday, missed 8 of its 20 foul shots, and lost the game by 2.

Maurice Calloo [pictured] gave the Beavers a huge boost with leading scorer Ethan Thompson in foul trouble, scoring 15 points after managing 10 the eight previous games combined....

Calloo had a breakout game when Oregon State needed it most.

The 6-foot-10 junior was a starter early in the season, but had been mostly a complementary player during the Pac-12 season.

With Thompson limited to seven points, Calloo helped push the Beavers the lead and hit 6 of 11 shots overall.

If they hadn't won the conference trophy, the Beavs would probably not be going to the national tournament. But now they are. It's mad, I tell ya.