University Park, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dara Taylor and Maggie Lucas each
notched 22 points to help the third-seeded Penn State Lady Lions take down the
11th-seeded Florida Gators, 83-61, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
at Bryce Jordan Center.
The top-seeded Tennessee Lady Vols took care of business in Knoxville's Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday night, keeping their perfect 54-0 in NCAA Tournament home games intact by defeating eighth-seeded St. John’s, 67-51, in the second round. The Lady Vols (29-5) now move on to make their 32nd appearance the Sweet 16 in the 32 years the women's tournament has been held. Tennessee now heads to Louisville where on Sunday the Vols will face the winner of Tuesday night's contest between fourth-seeded Maryland and fifth-seeded Texas, which tips off at 7 p.m.
LOS ANGELES - Brigham Young used commanding performances on both sides of the court to stun fourth-seeded Nebraska Monday, 80-76, in the second-round regional of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.
In pulling off their second upset in three days, the Cougars advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2002, and become just the third 12th-seeded team in NCAA history to pull off the feat. Ironically, they head to the Lincoln, Neb. regional.
I’d be lying if I said that the time difference didn’t have an effect on us, but for the most part you wouldn’t even be able to tell that we’re all the way across the country. Getting in late Friday night gave us the opportunity to come straight to the hotel and just rest, some much needed rest after the long day that we had beforehand.
The second round held some big surprises Monday night in the Lincoln bracket of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament. In Durham, N.C., seventh-seeded DePaul, which on Saturday, had survived a near-upset by Oklahoma, topped second, seeded Duke on its home court, 74-65. On the opposite side of the counntry, in the Los Angeles subregional, Brigham Young, the Lincoln Regional's 12-seed, knocked out third-seeded Nebraska, 80-76, to become just the third 12-seed in NCAA Tournament history to make it to the Sweet 16.
AMES, Iowa -- Through the 2014 Division I Women's Basketball Tournament's Stanford Regional Sunday, one heavily favored upper seed after another faced decidedly tough challenges from lower seeds, often from so-called "mid-major" conferences, who were asking themselves, "Why not us?"
"Why can't a 14-seed and automatic bid from the Missouri Valley Conference knock off a nationally ranked three-seed to advance?"
"Why shouldn't we be the first 13-seed to get to the second round?"
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Morgan Bailey scored 18 points and
Jennifer Hamson had a double-double for the 12th-seeded BYU Cougars, who
knocked off the fourth-seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers 80-76 in the second round
of the NCAA Tournament at Pauley Pavilion.
West Lafayette, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Brittney Martin had 20 points to
match 20 rebounds in leading the Oklahoma State Cowgirls to a 73-66 victory
over the Purdue Boilermakers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at