The most recent example of this was actually 2021 when Oregon State got hot at the end of the season and turned a blasé season into an unforgettable tournament run.
At 14-12 (10-10), the Beavers weren’t even really a bubble team heading into the Pac-12 tournament. But Oregon State earned an automatic bid by toppling UCLA, rival Oregon and a top-25 ranked Colorado team.
In the tournament, Oregon State kept winning. It eliminated No. 5 seed Tennessee, No. 4 seed Oklahoma State and No. 8 Loyola Chicago to earn a berth in the regional championship, where it finally lost to No. 2 seed Houston.
The 2001-02 Missouri Tigers are the only other No. 12 seed ever to make the Elite Eight.
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