OR is off to the Sweet 16 as the lone double-digit seed remaining after dispatching 13-seed UC Irvine in the Round of 32 in a 73-54 drubbing on Sunday night.
IN opened the second quarter with a 9-0 run to lead 28-24, but the Ducks turned up the defensive intensity and responded with a 14-0 run started by a Ionescu four-point play.
SC 72, Florida State 64: Mikiah Herbert Harrigan scored 20 points, Alexis Jennings added 16 and the fourth-seeded Gamecocks defeated the fifth-seeded Seminoles in Charlotte, North Carolina, to advance to the Sweet 16 for the sixth straight season. The men's NCAA Tournament is on CBS and the women's tournament is on ESPN.
Playing on Oregon's home court, the Ducks size and dynamic offensive attack was too much on this night. "At this point, the question is who's going to continue this great story?" Hazzard, the grandson of UCLA All-American and one-time coach Walt Hazzard, scored 19 points, as did Evan Leonard. OR led by as many as 23 points.
K-State responded on a 3-pointer from Stokes with 4:26 left in the game, which brought the Wildcats to within 5 points at 61-56.
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At a postgame news conference following UC Irvine's 73-54, second-round loss to Oregon, Turner was asked about the in-game interactions with King. OR closed out the first quarter hitting four of five shots from the floor. The Wildcats went eight of 27 from the three-point line, good for a 29.6 shooting percentage.
With 4 points in the first half, Mawien gave K-State a need boost in the second half, scoring 6 points in the first 4 minutes, including 4 second-chance points, as the Wildcats trailed 40-39 with 14:45 remaining.
Louisville 71, MI 50: Asia Durr scored 24 points, including 12 in the first quarter to lead the Cardinals past the Wolverines in Louisville, Kentucky. The Anteaters are 31-5 on the season, 6-1 on a neutral floor, 21-13-1 against the spread and 18-17 with the over.
The Anteaters looked like an entirely different team coming out of halftime starting with a 3-pointer by Cartwright on the opening possession. The Anteaters connected on 44 percent (22-of-50) from the field, including 39.1 percent (9-of-23) from 3-point range, and shot 89.5 percent (17-of-19) from the free throw line.