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Day Three of the 2019 girls’s NCAA match is underway, and we’re compiling a number of the high outcomes, sights and sounds of the day.
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Mississippi State, Oregon, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisville, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Arizona State superior to the Candy 16.
And remember to take a look at our further protection from Sunday:
+ A triple-double for Ionescu, a Candy 16 for Oregon
+ UConn examined, however survives Buffalo
+ Megan Gustafson double-double delivers Iowa to Candy 16
+ Senior trio helps ship Louisville to Candy 16
No. 1 seed Mississippi State 85, No. 9 Clemson 61
Sunday began with Louisville’s victorious home-court farewell to its most profitable senior class, and it ended with Mississippi State doing the identical. The Bulldogs, led by senior middle Teaira McCowan, positively received some resistance from Clemson, which was showing within the NCAA match for the primary time since 2002. However ultimately, Mississippi State was simply too robust.
McCowan was unstoppable, ending with 30 factors, 11 rebounds and 6 blocked pictures, whereas going 14-of-17 from the sphere. The opposite senior who spent her complete profession at Mississippi State, Jazzmun Holmes, had crew highs with seven assists and 4 steals.
The 2 seniors who’re transfers had been additionally celebrated by the house crowd in Starkville. Jordan Danberry, who began her profession at Arkansas, had 18 factors on Eight-of-14 taking pictures. And Anriel Howard, a graduate switch from Texas A&M, has made essentially the most of her lone season at Mississippi State. She had 21 factors, 14 rebounds and three blocks.
Now the Bulldogs head to the Portland Regional, the place they’ll try to advance to the Ladies’s Remaining 4 for the third 12 months in a row. — Mechelle Voepel
Robbi Ryan steals the inbounds go and hits each free throws to offer Arizona State the 57-55 victory vs. Miami.
No. 5 Arizona State 57, No. Four Miami 55
The Solar Devils had by far the longest journey to this early-round web site at Miami; they had been the one non-Florida crew there together with the host Hurricanes, UCF and Florida Gulf Coast. However guess who’s leaving with the Candy 16 berth?
UConn’s Huskies stormed out of the gate, scoring the sport’s first 15 factors, however needed to maintain on for his or her closest second-round win since 1999.
Iowa senior middle Megan Gustafson had by no means gained an NCAA match recreation earlier than this weekend. Now she and the Hawkeyes are headed to the Candy 16.
Of their remaining recreation on their house courtroom, Asia Durr, Sam Fuehring and Arica Carter led Louisville previous Michigan and into the Albany Regional semis.
Arizona State’s Robbi Ryan received a key steal with Eight seconds left and the rating tied 55-55 with Miami inbounding at its finish of the courtroom. Ryan was fouled and hit each free throws. Miami nonetheless had an opportunity to win, however Emese Hof’s shot rolled off the rim. Hof and fellow put up Beatrice Mompremier struggled all evening, combining for simply 12 factors on 5-of-17 taking pictures.
The Solar Devils are making their first regional semifinal look since 2015; they’ve by no means superior past the Elite Eight. They know the way Miami feels in shedding a second-round recreation at house, as the identical factor occurred to Arizona State in opposition to Tennessee in 2016. Then in 2017, the Solar Devils practically upset South Carolina on the Gamecocks’ house courtroom within the second spherical, shedding 71-68. South Carolina went on to win the NCAA title that 12 months.
Final season, Arizona State fell within the second spherical at Texas. And having to journey thus far this 12 months, the Solar Devils weren’t the favorites to maneuver on. However they’re doing precisely that, whereas Miami ends its season in disappointment once more. The Hurricanes misplaced within the NCAA early rounds for the fifth 12 months in a row. — Mechelle Voepel
Sabrina Ionescu continues to extend her career-leading triple-double whole with 29 factors, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in Oregon’s win.
No. 2 Oregon 91, No. 10 Indiana 68
When Oregon is at its finest, Sabrina Ionescu is controlling the sport. Ionescu is at her finest when she’s recording a triple-double. She did it for the 18th time in her profession on Sunday, as Oregon moved on to the Candy 16.
Ionescu’s 29 factors had been essentially the most in a triple-double in NCAA match historical past. She additionally had 12 assists and 10 rebounds for her eighth triple-double of the season. Each her profession and season triple-double totals are an NCAA report for each women and men. She additionally joined Stanford’s Nicole Powell as the one gamers in match historical past with a number of triple-doubles. Ionescu recorded one within the first spherical final 12 months in opposition to Seattle.
Ionescu additionally made 5 of 9 makes an attempt from Three-point vary, and the Geese, the nation’s chief in Three-point accuracy at 42 %, made 13 of 29 as a crew. Erin Boley had 4 of these and completed with 14 factors, and Satou Sabally had 19 factors and eight rebounds for Oregon, which will likely be within the Candy 16 for the third straight 12 months. The Geese made the Elite Eight the previous two seasons.
UConn’s Katie Lou Samuelson will get the offensive rebound then absorbs the contact to complete the powerful jumper.
No. 2 UConn 84, No. 10 Buffalo 72
In her remaining recreation in Storrs, Connecticut, Napheesa Collier had 27 factors, 16 rebounds and eight assists, her fifth straight 20-10 recreation, as UConn survived its closest recreation within the second spherical in 20 years.
After leaping out to a 15-Zero lead, the Huskies had been pushed the remainder of the sport by the Bulls, the MAC match champions. Buffalo collected 25 offensive rebounds and compelled 14 UConn turnovers, 5 within the remaining quarter when the Bulls received as shut as eight.
Collier, who was good your entire recreation, made 12 of her 15 subject purpose makes an attempt. The remainder of the Huskies mixed to shoot simply 35.Four % for the sport. Katie Lou Samuelson, enjoying in her second recreation again after lacking 4 with again spasms, had 17 factors and 9 rebounds. Christyn Williams additionally had 17 factors.
Cierra Dillard, the second-leading scorer within the nation, had 29 factors, 7 rebounds and seven assists for the Bulls, who had been enjoying of their third straight NCAA match. They reached the Candy 16 a 12 months in the past.
The final time the Huskies had a recreation this shut within the second spherical was 1999, after they beat Xavier 86-84. — Charlie Creme
Chennedy Carter drives and kicks to Shambria Washington, who nails the go-ahead Three in Texas A&M’s win over Marquette.
No. Four Texas A&M 78, No. 5 Marquette 76
Chennedy Carter is named a scorer, however it was her passing and protection that delivered two key performs in Texas A&M’s win.
In a recreation that neither crew led by greater than three factors within the remaining Eight:44, Carter’s cross-court go that arrange Shambria Washington’s Three-pointer was the distinction. With Marquette main 76-74, Carter drove to the appropriate facet of the lane. Because the protection collapsed on her, Carter fired a right-handed go to a wide-open Washington within the left nook. The junior school switch’s third Three-pointer of the sport gave the Aggies a one-point lead. On the Golden Eagles’ ensuing possession Carter stepped in entrance of an inbounds go for a steal with eight seconds left that eradicated Marquette’s remaining probability to win.
Carter scored a game-high 30 factors and Washington had 13. They mixed to shoot 7-of-12 from past the arc. Carter additionally had 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
Marquette, which now says goodbye to 6 seniors who represented the winningest group in program historical past, was led by Natisha Hiedeman’s 18 factors. Two different seniors, Danielle King and Allazia Blockton, every had 15. Hiedeman and Blockton are the previous two Large East Participant of the 12 months award winners. — Charlie Creme
Tyasha Harris drives the land and flips up a shot for the and-1, extending South Carolina’s lead because the Gamecocks attain the Candy 16.
No. Four South Carolina 72, No. 5 Florida State 64
South Carolina’s put up gamers did a lot of the harm to beat Florida State, however guard Tyasha Harris made the sport’s largest play. Her three-point play on a drive to the basket with 27 seconds left gave the Gamecocks a four-point cushion and propelled them to the Candy 16 for the sixth 12 months in a row.
Ahead KiKi Herbert Harrigan, who performed solely 10 minutes in Friday’s first-round win over Belmont, got here off the bench to steer South Carolina with 20 factors. Senior middle Alexis Jennings had 16 factors.
The Gamecocks could not put the sport away regardless of outshooting Florida State, committing fewer turnovers and attending to the free throw line greater than twice as a lot. The Seminoles had been relentless on the glass, a staple of this system underneath coach Sue Semrau. Florida State labored its strategy to 27 offensive rebounds and 76 subject purpose makes an attempt. However the Seminoles could not convert. Florida State, which shot simply 41.1 % from the sphere on the season and ranked 305th within the nation in Three-point proportion, made 35.5 % of its subject targets Sunday and linked on Three of 14 makes an attempt from Three-point vary.
Jennings and Herbert Harrigan received attractiveness a lot of the recreation and mixed to shoot 13-of-23 from the sphere. Additionally they helped put Florida State, enjoying with simply eight gamers and no seniors, in minor foul hassle. South Carolina made 20 of 24 free throws to the Seminoles’ 7-for-11. Level guard Nicki Ekhomu led Florida State with 19 factors. — Charlie Creme
Asia Durr threads the needle between three Michigan defenders with a phenomenal no-look, over-the-shoulder go to Jazmine Jones, who scores two.
No. 1 Louisville 71, No. Eight Michigan 50
With a 38-26 lead at halftime, Louisville did not look again. Louisville was even higher defensively within the third quarter, holding Michigan to only six factors. The Wolverines dominated their NCAA match opener, 84-54 in opposition to Kansas State. However Michigan, which is able to return younger stars like Naz Hillmon subsequent season, appeared like a distinct crew in opposition to Louisville. The Cardinals have that impact on groups, particularly when they’re clicking on each ends of the courtroom.
Asia Durr, the two-time ACC Participant of the 12 months and an espnW first-team All-American, led the Cardinals with 24 factors. Sam Fuehring, who injured her ankle within the ACC remaining, went Four-of-5 from the sphere for 10 factors after going 9-of-9 for 19 within the opener. Arica Carter struggled together with her shot after being out two weeks, going 1-of-Eight for 2 factors, however she had seven rebounds and helped deliver the vitality that Louisville depends on.
Louisville has only one purpose left to realize: win a nationwide championship. The Cardinals took another step towards that Sunday. — Mechelle Voepel
Megan Gustafson spins to create area and scores a turnaround jumper in opposition to an Iowa triple crew.
No. 2 Iowa 68, No. 7 Missouri 52
The Hawkeyes do not have a lot of a bench, however it did not matter Sunday. That they had greater than sufficient from their beginning 5, who scored all their factors. And that wasn’t simply star Megan Gustafson, who had 24 factors. Guards Makenzie Meyer and Kathleen Doyle mixed for 33 factors. And senior level guard Tania Davis, who had her sophomore and junior seasons lower quick by ACL accidents, had seven factors and 6 assists.
In the meantime, Missouri says goodbye to seniors Sophie Cunningham, Cierra Porter and Lauren Aldridge. The Tigers will deliver again junior guard Amber Smith, who led them in scoring (21) and rebounding (9) Sunday. And their incoming recruiting class has three gamers who — like Cunningham, Porter and Aldridge — are all from the state of Missouri. That features 6-foot guard Aijha Blackwell, who’s ranked No. Eight total within the Class of 2019 by espnW HoopGurlz. — Mechelle Voepel
Seniors say farewell after remaining house video games
Thanks Card Nation for these Four superb years within the Yum Heart. Y’all are unbelievable 🙏🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/tzYXHCVIP8
— Asia Durr (@A_Hooper25) March 24, 2019
Carver was ELECTRIC at this time. Big S/Oto all of the followers that had been loud your entire 4th quarter. You guys are vastly appreciated. I’ve by no means been aside of an setting like that and to have the ability to go away carver the way in which that this senior class did is nothing wanting superb. THANK YOU!
— Tania Davis (@_1LilT) March 24, 2019
From the ESPN studio
Maria Taylor, Rebecca Lobo and Andy Landers react to Tennessee participant Evina Westbrook’s feedback suggesting the necessity for a training change.
What you missed Saturday
+ Roundtable: What’s subsequent for Tennessee and predictions for Sunday
+ Tennessee’s disappointing season ends in one other first-round exit
+ Missouri State upsets No. 6 seed DePaul
+ Notre Dame’s dominating debut