Baylor lost a star player, then the rest of its 17-point lead. But the Lady Bears kept their composure in the NCAA final against Notre Dame on Sunday night.
UCLA put a rapid end to Tennessee’s 38th consecutive appearance in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, blunting a second-half comeback bid for an 89-77 opening-round victory Saturday.
Freshman Rennia Davis scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in her NCAA debut, and No. 3 seed Tennessee set postseason offensive records in a 100-60 first-round victory over No. 14 Liberty on Friday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
A’ja Wilson scored 23 points to help Coach Staley and South Carolina win their first women’s basketball national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.
Asia Durr scored 23 points, Mariya Moore made all five 3-pointers for 19 points and Louisville beat Tennessee 75-64 Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Beverly Roberts will be one of the three referees working the national title game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Te’a Cooper scored 15 points, Diamond DeShields added 14 and Tennessee pulled away in the final six minutes to beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 59-53 in the opening round of the NCAA women’s baskeball tournament on Friday.