Chiney Ogwumike had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Stanford broke open the game with a 30-2 run spanning the halves in a 63-44 victory over Florida State in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament Monday night.
Stanford’s victory over Kansas and Mercer’s win over Duke were two of the NCAA Tournament upsets over big name basketball programs.
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
Cole Dickerson scored 24 points to lead the Dons (21-12). Tim Derkson added 12 points.
Even through the praise from coaching mentor Mike Krzyzewski when he departed Duke to lead his own program at Stanford, or the constant chatter over the past year about Johnny Dawkins’ uncertain future if the Cardinal failed to reach the tournament — he has somehow ignored it all.
Kerry Carter scored 10 points over the final 5 minutes and Saint Mary’s stormed back from 10 points down in the second half to beat Utah 70-58 on Tuesday in the first round of the NIT.
Among his fellow Connecticut Huskies, he ranks second in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. Playing alongside Shabazz Napier, he can go unnoticed.
Cal Poly, the winner of the Big West conference title despite a 13-19 record, won a play-in spot in the NCAA tournament and will face Texas Southern Tuesday.
A great weekend of hoops culminated in Sunday’s selection show. With the field set, the real madness can begin.
UCLA jumped on listless Stanford early and kept pouring it on for an 84-59 rout over the Cardinal on Friday night to set up a showdown against the fourth-ranked and top-seeded Wildcats in the Pac-12 championship game.