The Associated Press

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No. 9 Oregon St. vs. No. 1 Notre Dame

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Katie McWilliams sank two free throws with 1.9 seconds left to give No. 9 Oregon State a 70-68 win over 13th-ranked South Carolina in the semifinals of the Vancouver Showcase on Friday night.

McWilliams and Taya Corosdale led the Beavers (6-0) with 14 points apiece while Mikayla Pivec added 11. Te’a Cooper paced the Gamecocks (3-2) with 21 points and Alexis Jennings furnished 12.

Oregon State led 37-29 at the half after Destiny Slocum drained a shot from half court at the buzzer.

“It’s the coaching,” Oregon State coach Scott Rueck joked with fans after the game when asked for his thoughts on the buzzer-beater.