Women's Tournament Roundup: South Carolina, Creighton triumph into Elite 8

Creighton guard Tatum Rembao (2) and guard Payton Brotzki (33) react during the second half of the team's college basketball game against Iowa State in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA women's tournament. (Gerry Broome/AP)

GREENSBORO, N..C — Aliyah Boston had 28 points and 22 rebounds, and top-seeded South Carolina moved on to the Elite Eight with a 69-61 victory over North Carolina on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament.

The Gamecocks (32-2) will take on 10th-seeded Creighton in the Greensboro Region for a spot in the Final Four on Sunday.

The Tar Heels cut South Carolina's 13-point fourth-quarter lead to five down the stretch. But each time, Boston got her team back on track with her 27th straight double-double. The All-American also scored her team's final 13 points.

Deja Kelly led North Carolina (25-7) with 23 points.



GREENSBORO, N.C. — Morgan Maly scored a career-high 21 points to help 10th-seeded Creighton beat Iowa State, matching the lowest ever seed to reach a women's NCAA Tournament regional final.

Tatum Rembao added 19 for the Bluejays (23-9), who entered the Greensboro Region semifinals savoring the program's first run to the Sweet 16. Now, Creighton has joined Lamar in 1991 and Oregon in 2017 as 10-seeds that pushed to the Elite Eight.

Creighton shot 55 per cent after halftime with six 3-pointers.

Emily Ryan had 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead Iowa State (28-7), which shot just 38 per cent. Ashley Joens had 14 points but made just 3 of 11 shots and got much of her production at the line (7 of 7).



SPOKANE, Wash. — Lexie Hull scored 19 points in her hometown, Haley Jones added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and top-seeded Stanford rolled into the women's NCAA Tournament regional final with a win over No. 4 seed Maryland.

Meeting in the NCAAs for the first time since the schools played in the same building in the 2008 Elite Eight, the defending national champion Cardinal (31-3) dominated the Terrapins for the first three quarters. Maryland (23-9) trimmed the deficit to 68-59 with 1:41 left, but couldn't get much closer.

Stanford will face No. 2 seed Texas in the regional final on Sunday night. It's Stanford's 21st Elite Eight under coach Tara VanDerveer.

Angel Reese led Maryland (23-9) with 25 points. Diamond Miller added 11 points but picked up two quick fouls early in the third and fouled out in the fourth.

Stanford will play No. 2 seed Texas on Sunday.


SPOKANE, Wash. — Joanne Allen-Taylor scored 17 points, and Texas beat Ohio State to advance to the Elite Eight.

Aliyah Matharu added 10 points for Texas (29-6), which will make its second straight appearance in the Elite Eight. The second-seeded Longhorns have won 14 straight games since their last loss on Feb. 6 — the second-longest active streak behind Stanford.

Taylor Mikesell scored 19 points and Jacy Sheldon had 17 for sixth-seeded Ohio State (25-7), which has not advanced beyond the Sweet 16 since 1993.

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