Tuesday's Women's NCAA Tournament Capsules
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maya Moore scored 28 points, including the 3,000th of her career, to lead top-seed Connecticut to a 75-40 win over Duke on Tuesday night and another trip to the Final Four.
UConn is now two victories away from winning its third straight national championship that would match the school’s own run from 2002-04 and Tennessee’s from 1996-98.
Next up is Notre Dame on Sunday in the national semifinals. The two Big East teams are plenty familiar with each other, having played three times this season already. UConn won all of those matchups including a 73-64 victory in the Big East tournament championship game.
Once again rural Storrs, Conn., is the center of the college basketball world as both the men’s and women’s teams are in the Final Four. It’s the third time in the past seven years that both programs have advanced this far with 2004 culminating in dual titles.
Texas A&M 58, Baylor 46
DALLAS (AP) — Sydney Carter scored 22 points and Texas A&M finally beat Baylor, 58-46 to send the Aggies to their first Final Four in school history.
Texas A&M (31-5) had lost eight straight games against its Big 12 rival, including the previous three this season.
When it counted most, the Aggies scored the first seven points in the Dallas Regional championship and led throughout the game.
Baylor (34-3) and All-American post player Brittney Griner will have to settle for the Big 12 regular season and tournament trophies the still-young Bears already won this season.
Griner, the 6-foot-8 standout sophomore coming off a career-high 40 points, had 20 points and nine rebounds.