Wiese embraces underdog role

Ninth-seeded Oregon State plays No. 1 seed South Carolina in Seattle

Originally Published: March 24, 2014
By Michelle Smith | espnW.com

SEATTLE -- Call Sydney Wiese a gym rat, a baller, that girl with the headband who can shoot. Call her a coach's daughter or a natural.

What you might not be able to call her for much longer is an underdog.

"I've always been on an underdog team," Oregon State's Wiese said. "I always get excited when underdog teams beat a Stanford or Connecticut. And that's what I envisioned here. I've always loved to be on a team that is sort of overlooked and they have to fight every day to get better."

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