As Karlie Samuelson's Stanford team was taking down Notre Dame in the Lexington Regional, her self-described biggest fan was watching on a computer, about 800 miles away inside a locker room in Connecticut. ''It's very nerve-wracking,'' said UConn guard Katie Lou Samuelson, as the Cardinal climbed back into what would eventually be a 76-75 win. Katie Lou is the youngest of three Samuelson sisters.
Morgan William scored a career-high 41 points, and No. 2 seed Mississippi State upset top-seeded Baylor 94-85 in overtime Sunday to reach the Final Four for the first time. William, a 5-foot-5 guard, was chosen Most Outstanding Player of the regional. She set a school record for most points in an NCAA Tournament game. Victoria Vivians scored 24 points and Teaira McCowan added 10 for Mississippi State (33-4). Kalani Brown scored 27 points and Nina Davis had 18 for Baylor (33-4), which lost in the Elite Eight for the fourth consecutive year. William made a 3-pointer to give Mississippi State a 73-68 lead in regulation, but Baylor responded with a 7-0 run, and Brown's basket put the Lady Bears ahead
Brittany McPhee caught fire late to start the comeback. Stanford women’s basketball sparked at the right time to come back from a 16-point deficit and beat the No. 1 seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 76-75, to advance to the Final Four. Cutting down a 14-point halftime deficit to just two by the end of the third quarter, Stanford made what appeared to be a blowout a close one.