Women’s NCAA Tournament - Ole Miss stuns Stanford, punch ticket to first Sweet 16 since 2007
Yahoo Sports women’s college basketball writer Cassandra Negley details #1 Stanford's fall to #8 Ole Miss in the second round of the tournament. Stanford has not missed the Sweet 16 since 2007, the same year Ole Miss last made it.
CASSANDRA NEGLEY: This is Cassandra Negley for Yahoo Sports. And March Madness came for number-one seed Stanford tonight, and the name was Ole Miss. Ole Miss's defense was incredible against the Cardinal. They had led the entire game, and Stanford struggled to get anything going.
It is the first time that Stanford has missed the Sweet 16 since 2007, incidentally, that was the last time that Ole Miss made the Sweet 16. Stanford is also the eighth number-one seed to lose in the first or second rounds of the tournament, and the first since 2009.
Stanford shot around 33%. It was one of their lowest totals of this season. They had two [INAUDIBLE] which, you guessed it, was, again, one of their lowest totals of this season. There are others were against USCU, which they lost to against earlier this year.
Hannah Jump couldn't get much going, but Cameron Brink carried this team after being out for a week with an illness. She had 20 points, 13 rebounds, 7 blocks, did absolutely everything for Stanford with some help from Haley Jones, but it just was not enough against Ole Miss. They had chances late in the game to tie it, potentially take it to overtime, maybe even win, but they missed inbounded twice, and Ole Miss's defense was able to stand strong once again.
Now, if you're wondering about your bracket, this game busted the final perfect bracket at Yahoo Sports. Stanford was the third-most popular championship pick in the Yahoo Sports Brackets. More than half of them had Stanford in the final four. Now, as for Ole Miss, only 3% of brackets had them reaching the Sweet 16. We will see the Rebels in Seattle. For more on the NCAA women's tournaments, stay here at Yahoo Sports.