CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina advanced to its second straight NCAA Sweet Sixteen in dramatic fashion as yet another Jamie Cherry postseason buzzer beater bailed out the Tar Heels. Carolina led by 18 at halftime and by as much as 23, but Ohio State took advantage of 14 second-half Tar Heel turnovers to whittle that lead away.
The Buckeyes finally tied the game with a clutch Kelsey Mitchell three-pointer with 39 seconds on the clock. UNC took the lead back with a hoop by Latifah Coleman but gave it right back by fouling Mitchell in the paint with five seconds remaining.
As the postseason Women's National Invitational Tournament moved into its second round, the round of 32, on Sunday, a total of 11 games quickly narrowed the field to 21 teams still standing. After St. John’s and Villanova each won their second-round WNIT match-ups, they will now meet in a postseason rematch of their Big East regular-season home and homes. The two teams split those regular-season contests with each team winning on its home court, which could give 'Nova, which will host Round Three, the inside track.
SOUTH BEND – The first time these two teams met in December, Notre Dame rallied to escape with a one-point overtime win in Chicago.
Sunday night at Purcell Pavilion, the Fighting Irish got balanced scoring and a solid defensive effort to move on to the Sweet 16.
Michaela Mabrey’s 19 points led five Notre Dame players in double figures as the Fighting Irish (33-2) knocked off DePaul (27-8) 79-67 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Ugly games can be memorable if the stakes are high enough. Fun games can still be forgettable if the occasion carries no weight at all. On Sunday afternoon in Lexington, Kentucky, the Dayton Flyers and Kentucky Wildcats played a fun high-stakes game that was worth treasuring.
It’s also a game which delivered the first really big upset to the 2015 Women’s NCAA Tournament.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Six players scored in double figures to lead South Carolina past No. 8 seed Syracuse 97-68 to get back to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the third time in four seasons. The top-seeded Gamecocks await the winner between No. 4 seed North Carolina and No. 5 seed Ohio State, who play Monday at 6:30 p.m., ET.
No. 11-seed Arkansas-Little Rock pulled the day's only upset in the Greensboro Regional of the 2015 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Saturday, defeating Texas A&M, the six-seed, 69-60, in Tempe, Ariz. The victory sets up a second-round match-up Monday night pitting the Trojans against host and No. 3 seed Arizona State, who easily dispatched its first-round opponent, 14th-seeded University of Ohio, 74-55.
Four games, four higher seeds advanced Saturday in the Albany sub-regionals.
Everything went according to form – and chalk – on Saturday. Seton Hall pushed Rutgers deep into the second half before the Scarlet Knights took over, but the other three games were very decisive in favor of the home teams.