Stanford, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Diamond DeShields poured in 19 points to
lead the fourth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels past the top-seeded South
Carolina Gamecocks, 65-58, in the Stanford regional semifinals of the NCAA
Tournament at Maples Pavilion.
Stanford, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chiney Ogwumike tallied 29 points and 15
rebounds, as the second-seeded Stanford Cardinal made easy work of the third-
seeded Penn State Nittany Lions, 82-57, in the semifinals of the Stanford
regional of the NCAA Tournament at Maples Pavilion.
Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Shoni Schimmel scored 19 points and
dished out six assists in leading the Louisville Cardinals to a 73-47 rout of
the LSU Tigers in the Sweet 16 at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Stanford Regional may not be anyone’s pick to produce this year's national champion, but it maintains intrigue because all four teams are fully capable of winning twice and advancing to the next week’s Final Four in Nashville.
The hottest player? Probably North Carolina’s Diamond DeShields, who showed Michigan State her well-rounded game in the Tar Heels' 62-53 victory in the Round of 32. DeShields had 24 points and 12 rebounds as UNC built a 26-point lead early in the second half before cruising the rest of the way.
Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Alyssa Thomas poured in 33 points and
grabbed 13 rebounds as the fourth-seeded Maryland Terrapins knocked off the
top-seeded Tennessee Lady Volunteers 73-62 in the Sweet 16 at the KFC Yum!
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Hosting Nebraska wouldn't be playing this weekend, having fallen victim to a second-round upset at the hands of twelfth-seeded BYU. But Nebraska fans nevertheless heeded Connie Yori's message, packing Pinnacle Bank Arena, even if their home team could participate only as spectators. Over 9,600 fans witnessed the regional semifinal games, where two Cinderella teams saw their proverbial clocks strike midnight.
Sweet 16: Saturday, March 29, 2014(Pinnacle Bank Arena, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska)
Lincoln, NE (SportsNetwork.com) - Courtney Walker scored a game-high 25
points, leading all five starters in double figures, as the Texas A&M Aggies
defeated the DePaul Blue Demons, 84-65, in the semifinals of the Lincoln
Regional at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey said at her pre-game conference that she hoped her team would play better defense against Kentucky than they had during their wild and whacky quadruple-overtime 133-130 loss on December 6.
In Saturday afternoon's rematch, it looked more like “defense when it mattered most” that won the day. Still, despite the inconsistent defensive effort and having had only one starter return from last season, Baylor (32-4) is headed to Monday night's Elite Eight match-up against undefeated No. 1-seed Notre Dame. Kentucky is finished at 26-9.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Returning home to host the Sweet 16 after picking up two opening round wins in Toledo, the top-seeded Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team fed off a partisan crowd, starting strong in its regional semifinal game with Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind.
Natalie Achonwa registered 23 points, Jewell Loyd 20 and Kayla McBride 18 as the Fighting Irish (35-0) rolled to an 89-72 victory over fifth-seeded Oklahoma State.