Alexa Willard scored 17 factors to assist 11th-seeded Missouri State stun third-seeded Iowa State by 69-60 on Monday, turning into the one double-digit seed to succeed in this yr’s Round of 16.
Abby Hipp had 11 factors and Danielle Gitzen scored 10 for the Lady Bears (25-9), who will compete in a regional semifinal for the primary time because the Jackie Stiles-led staff in 2001. They will face both Stanford or Brigham Young in Chicago after turning into the ninth staff in 10 years to succeed in the Round of 16 as a double-digit seed.
Iowa State (26-9) performed a lot of the fourth quarter inside a possession of the lead, solely to let Missouri State reply time and time once more. Sydney Manning prolonged the Lady Bears’ result in 60-54 on a 3-pointer, her solely discipline purpose of the sport, and Willard adopted with a jumper.
Gitzen answered an empty Cyclones possession with two free throws, and Bridget Carleton threw the ball away on the 1:07 mark with Iowa State down by 65-58. The Cyclones then inexplicably didn’t foul Missouri State, permitting the Lady Bears to burn practically 30 seconds off the clock.
Carleton had 31 factors in her ultimate recreation to steer Iowa State, which shot a ghastly 2 of 17 on 3s and 35.6 p.c total.
Missouri State managed the primary half, leaping forward by 33-30 on the break after Iowa State — which averages Eight.9 3-pointers a recreation — missed its first 5 tries from deep. A 10-2 run to open the second half gave the Lady Bears a 43-32 lead halfway by way of the third quarter.
Finally confronted with the concept that their Cyclones have been in bother, Iowa State’s followers obtained into the act. The Cyclones adopted, reeling off 9 fast factors to make it a one-possession recreation. But a vital 3 by Willard helped Missouri State push its result in 49-45 coming into the ultimate quarter.
It may need appeared as if a game-deciding run was inevitable for the Cyclones. But it was the Lady Bears, contemporary off a dominant win over sixth-seeded DePaul, who took management when it mattered.
The jubilant Bears bumped into the group to have a good time with their band after the ultimate horn, and some of them picked up coach Kellie Harper’s son in celebration whereas screaming “We’re going to Chicago!”
Top-Seeded Baylor Crushes Cal
Juicy Landrum scored 20 factors with 4 3-pointers and No. 1 total seed Baylor superior to the Round of 16 for the 11th season in a row with a 102-63 win over California on Monday night time.
The Big 12 champion Lady Bears (33-1) have been trailing late within the first quarter earlier than a 25-2 run turned their third N.C.A.A. assembly in six seasons towards Cal into yet one more lopsided victory. They have a 25-game successful streak.
Chloe Jackson, the primary graduate switch to play for Baylor, scored eight of her 18 factors in that huge run and completed Eight-of-12 capturing. Freshman NaLyssa Smith had 13 factors and Lauren Cox had 10 on 5-of-6 capturing.
U.C.L.A.’s Onyenwere Scores 30 in Win Over Maryland
Michaela Onyenwere scored a career-high 30 factors, Japreece Dean added 22 and U.C.L.A. squeezed previous No. 3 seed Maryland, 85-80, Monday night time to earn its fourth consecutive berth within the Round of 16 of the ladies’s N.C.A.A. match.
Dean, the smallest participant on the courtroom, sank two free throws with 25 seconds remaining to make it 83-79, and the Bruins held on to beat the Terrapins on their very own courtroom.
Sixth-seeded U.C.L.A. (22-12) will subsequent face second-seeded Connecticut (33-2) on Friday within the semifinal spherical of the Albany area.
U.C.L.A. collected 27 offensive rebounds and completed with 27 second-chance factors.
South Dakota State Upsets Syracuse
Madison Guebert scored 18 of her 20 factors on 3-pointers, together with two important 3s within the fourth quarter, to steer No. 6 South Dakota State to a 75-64 win over third-seeded Syracuse on Monday night time.
The victory sends the Jackrabbits (28-6) to the Round of 16 for the primary time in program historical past. They will face No. 2 Oregon on Friday within the regional semifinals in Portland, Ore.
Guebert had 14 of her factors within the second half. Myah Selland added 17 for South Dakota State, Macy Miller had 11, and Paiton Burckhard 10.
Ogunbowale Leads Notre Dame Past Michigan State
Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 factors and two teammates had double-doubles as top-seeded Notre Dame ran away from No. 9 Michigan State within the first half of a 91-63 victory Monday night time within the N.C.A.A. Chicago regional.
Jackie Young gave coach Muffet McGraw and the Purcell Pavilion crowd a scare when she fell laborious to the ground simply seconds earlier than the tip of the third quarter. She was O.Ok. and completed with 21 factors, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Fighting Irish, who’re within the Round of 16 for the 10th straight season. They will play No. four Texas A&M Saturday at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
Brianna Turner had 14 factors and 11 rebounds in turning into Notre Dame’s all-time main rebounder, passing All-American Ruth Riley from the 2001 N.C.A.A. champions.
North Carolina State’s Kiara Leslie Dominates Kentucky
Kiara Leslie had 26 factors and 10 rebounds, and North Carolina State pulled away to beat Kentucky, 72-57, on Monday night time.
Freshman Elissa Cunane added 13 factors and 15 rebounds, DD Rogers had 11 factors and 11 boards, and the third-seeded Wolfpack (28-5) dominated the glass whereas incomes their second straight journey to the Round of 16.
N.C. State — which had a 50-31 rebounding benefit — will play second-seeded Iowa (28-6) on Saturday within the semifinals of the Greensboro area.
Freshman Rhyne Howard scored 21 factors and Maci Morris had 18 for the sixth-seeded Wildcats (25-Eight).