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ASU moment of the year round of 16: No. 3 hockey wins title vs. No. 14 baseball upsets Oregon State

Hockey won the program's first national championship, and baseball went into Corvallis and turned its season around. Which was better?

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Here are the results from yesterday's vote. Basketball beating Arizona (73%) took down Will Sutton's interception at Utah (27%).

Here is the bracket as it stands right now:


Now here is today's matchup:

Seed No. 3: Hockey wins national championship

They went 34-2 in the regular season, won the Cactus Cup against the University of Arizona, won the Western Collegiate Hockey League, entered the national tournament as the No. 1 seed, and on March 11, the Sun Devils won it all on ice.

In Newark, Delaware, Arizona State completed its goal of bringing home the program's first national championship. Freshman forward Ryan Ostertag netted the first two goals of the game, then it was fourth line - a line which carried the team throughout the entire tournament- winger Troy Scott who scored the empty-netter to clinch the Murdoch Cup.

Arizona State was as dominant of a team as you could find anywhere. It lost twice all season, to Oklahoma who was seeded No. 2 in the tournament, and arch-rival Arizona. Including tournament play, Arizona State scored 5.6 goals per game and allowed only 1.4 per game.

The Cup was also the exclamation point on a season that later saw freshman goalie Robert Levin win Rookie of the Year, senior forward Kale Dolinski win Player of the Year and coach Greg Powers win Coach of the Year.

Seed No. 14: Baseball takes two of three from No. 4 Oregon State

It had been a rough season for Arizona State baseball before its trip to Corvallis, Oregon. The Sun Devils were treading water at 10-9 on the season, but had to pick up a big-time win. It seemed like they were set to drop under .500 when they visited the No. 4 Beavers, but it didn't quite turn out that way.

The Sun Devils dropped the first game of the series, and were one out away from a 10-11 record in the ninth inning, before everything turned around. Outfielder Jake Peevyhouse doubled with no one out in the frame, then scored on a single by third baseman Dalton DiNatale to send the game to extras.

Sophomore Johnny Sewald singled in the 10th, advanced to second on a bunt then scored on a double by catcher RJ Ybarra. Closer Ryan Burr slammed the door in the bottom half of the inning to complete the comeback and a 3-2 victory.

Sunday afternoon Arizona State did not need the late-inning comeback. It had a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning, and Burr was called upon to make sure it stayed that way. It did, and the Sun Devils added three runs to take a 7-3 lead and a series victory.

A series win is exactly what the Sun Devils needed. After their loss to the Beavers on the opening game of the series, they went 23-12 the rest of the season. It turned the season around, and helped catapult them to their 14th NCAA tournament appearance since 2000.

Voting is now over in this matchup. Hockey (98%) demolishes baseball (2%).