Roundup: Stanford women join men in Sweet 16
A day after the dudes did it, Stanford women’s basketball cruised into the NCAA Sweet 16 with a 63-44 victory over Florida State. Tara’s team went on a 30-2 run spanning two halves to remove any doubt.
The Golden Bears kept it close for the majority of the game, but the Cal women were no match for Baylor at the end, falling to the Lady Bears 75-56 (Cal only trailed by three with about 10 minutes left before a 13-2 Baylor run).
The Pac-12’s other team playing Monday night in the NCAA women’s tourney, Arizona State, had its season ended by undefeated Notre Dame. It was a six-point game at the half before Notre Dame closed the book on the Sun Devils’ season with an 84-67 decision.
Oregon State gives the Pac-12 its last chance at a second Sweet 16 team when it plays top-seeded South Carolina Tuesday night in Seattle (6:30 p.m. PT, ESPN2). Gina Mizell takes us inside Oregon State coach Scott Rueck’s defensive philosophy that is obviously working pretty well right now.
There was a Pac-12 clash in the WNIT Monday night, and Washington downed Oregon to move on to the Sweet 16. Final score: 93-85 Dawgs, but they had to erase a 12-point halftime deficit to advance. Congrats to Jazmine Davis for surpassing the 600-point mark for the season and to Kelsey Plum for breaking the UW single-season scoring record.
In men’s basketball news now…Arizona beat San Diego State early on this season, but there are big differences in the Zona-SDSU rematch that’s coming Thursday night in the Sweet 16.
Let’s read a little bit about how Jordan Adams keeps it basic – which is a complication for opponents.
So it sounds like the Washington State basketball head coaching hire will happen before the NCAA title game. Bill Moos went on the radio and said the Cougs should have a new coach within two weeks.
Good news for Runnin’ Utes fans here, because Delon Wright has quietly decided to return for his senior season, making the announcement on Twitter.
Let’s talk a lil’ spring football now, because the Buffs are looking to Sefo Liufau for consistency. There has been a lot of upheaval at that position as of late.
Hath been a good start to the baseball season for Oregon (17-5, 5-1 Pac-12), and now the Ducks hope to replicate their early-season success over a 10-game road trip. It all starts Tuesday night in San Francisco against USF.
Wanna watch some good sand volleyball Tuesday? Look no further than No. 2 USC hosting No. 1 Pepperdine. Details included in the link.