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.
Lincoln, NE (SportsNetwork.com) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis registered a double-
double with 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Connecticut Huskies pulled off a
70-51 win over the BYU Cougars in the semifinals of the Lincoln Regional at
Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Notre Dame, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Natalie Achonwa scored a game-high 23
points as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish ran away with an 89-72 win over the
Cowgirls of Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the Notre Dame Regional at the
Notre Dame, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Odyssey Sims scored a game-high 25 points
as the Baylor Lady Bears dismissed the Kentucky Wildcats, 90-72, in the
semifinals of the Notre Dame Regional at the Joyce Center.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Until this season, participating teams were not supposed to be hosting regionals, and the NCAA has already said it intends to return to neutral courts for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight next year. This year's Louisville Regional could demonstrate why.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syracuse sophomore All-ACC guard Brittney Sykes will undergo surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus in her right knee. The diagnosis came after an MRI was performed this week.
Syracuse's leading scorer was injured on a drive to the basket with 12:46 remaining in the Orange's 59-53 NCAA Tournament first round win vs. Chattanooga on March 22 in Lexington, Ky. She left the game with a team-high 13 points and 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season and third of her career.