Alexa Willard scored 17 points to help 11th-seeded Missouri State stun third-seeded Iowa State using 69-60 on Monday, becoming the handiest double-digit seed to attain this 12 months’ Round of sixteen. Abby Hipp had 11 factors, and Danielle Gitzen scored 10 for the Lady Bears (25-9), who will compete in a sectional semifinal for the first time because of the Jackie Stiles-led crew in 2001. They will face either Stanford or Brigham Young in Chicago after becoming the ninth team in 10 years to reach the Round of 16 as a double-digit seed. Iowa State (26-9) performed an awful lot of the fourth quarter within a possession of the lead, only to let Missouri State answer time and time once more.
Sydney Manning extended the Lady Bears’ lead to 60-fifty four on a three-pointer, her most straightforward discipline purpose of the sport, and Willard observed with a jumper. Gitzen responded to an empty Cyclones possession with unfastened throws, and Bridget Carleton threw the ball away on the 1:07 mark with Iowa State down by 65-58. The Cyclones then inexplicably did not foul Missouri State, allowing the Lady Bears to burn almost 30 seconds off the clock. Carleton had 31 factors in her very last game to steer Iowa State, which shot a ghastly 2 of 17 on 3s and 35.6 percentage ordinary. Missouri State controlled the first half, jumping ahead via 33-30 at the break after Iowa State — which averages eight.9 3-recommendations a game — neglected its first five attempts from deep. A 10-2 run to open the second half gave the Lady Bears a forty three-32 lead halfway via the 0.33 sector.
Finally faced with the concept that their Cyclones had been in trouble, Iowa State’s fans got into the act. The Cyclones observed, reeling off nine quick factors to make it a one-possession recreation. But a vital three by way of Willard helped Missouri State push its lead to 49-45 getting into the very last sector. It might have seemed as even though a game-determining run turned inevitable for the Cyclones. But it was the Lady Bears, fresh off a dominant win over 6th-seeded DePaul, who took manipulate while it mattered. The jubilant Bears ran into the crowd to rejoice with their band after the very last horn, and some of them picked up to educate Kellie Harper’s son in celebration at the same time as screaming, “We’re going to Chicago!”
Juicy Landrum scored 20 points with four three recommendations and No. 1 basic seed Baylor superior to the Round of sixteen for the 11th season in a row with a 102-63 win over California on Monday night. The Big 12 champion Lady Bears (33-1) have been trailing late in the first zone before a 25-2 run turned their 1/3 N.C.A.A. Assembly in six seasons against Cal into but every other lopsided victory. They have a 25-sport triumphing streak. Chloe Jackson, the primary graduate transfer to play for Baylor, scored 8 of her 18 factors in that much run and completed 8-of-12 capturing. Freshman Alyssa Smith had thirteen points, and Lauren Cox had ten on 5-of-6 taking pictures.
Michaela Onyenwere scored a profession-high 30 points, Japreece Dean delivered 22, and U.C.L.A. Squeezed past No. Three seed Maryland, 85-80, Monday night to earn its fourth consecutive berth within the Round of 16 of the ladies’ N.C.A.A. Match. Dean, the smallest player at the court, sank two unfastened throws with 25 seconds closing to make it 83-79, and the Bruins held on to conquer the Terrapins on their court docket. Sixth-seeded U.C.L.A. (22-12) will next face second-seeded Connecticut (33-2) on Friday in the semifinal round of the Albany location. U.C.L.A. Amassed 27 offensive rebounds and completed with 27 2nd-risk factors.
Madison Guebert scored 18 of her 20 factors on 3-tips, along with essential 3s within the fourth area, to steer No. 6 South Dakota State to a 75-sixty four win over 1/3-seeded Syracuse on Monday night time. The victory sends the Jackrabbits (28-6) to the Round of 16 for the first time in application records. They will face No. 2 Oregon on Friday in the nearby semifinals in Portland; Ore. Guebert had 14 of her factors within the 2nd half. Myah Selland added 17 for South Dakota State, Macy Miller had eleven, and Payton Burckhard 10.