Notre Dame delivered on one promise by coach Muffet McGraw to look different without injured Brianna Turner, shifting from lobbing the ball inside to their star forward to throwing up perimeter shots with success. The strategy certainly suited sophomore guard Arike Ogunbowale, who thrived from all over the court to help the top-seeded Irish maintain their dominance against Ohio State. Ogunbowale had a career-high 32 points, Lindsay Allen added 16 and Notre Dame easily beat Ohio State 99-76 on Friday night in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
UCLA coach Cori Close came to UConn in the spring a few years ago to learn from Geno Auriemma and his staff. Close will try to put her time at UConn to good use when the Bruins face the Huskies on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament.
Final Stats | USATSI Gallery NEW YORK CITY -- The magic continued for South Carolina (25-10) at Madison Square Garden Friday night, as it matched a school record for wins (25) in a 70-50 Sweet 16 victory over third-seeded Baylor (27-8). With the win, the Gamecocks have advanced to the program's first Elite Eight. Sindarius Thornwell led all scorers for the third consecutive game, scoring 24 points. Carolina led 5-2 at the first media timeout as it held the Bears to 1-for-9 shooting (11 percent) in the game's first 4:06. After Baylor's first bucket, the Gamecock defense held them scoreless for a stretch of 2:17 (0-for-5). South Carolina remained in front 11-8 at the under 12 media timeout with