in Guard Tiffany Mitchell’s basket with 4.2 seconds left gave No. 1 seeded South Carolina women’s basketball team a 67-65 victory over No. 4 North Carolina on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16 at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.
Mitchell, the Southeastern Conference player of the year, and center Alaina Coates finished with 18 points each to lead the Gamecocks. Guard Tina Roy was also in double figures with 12 points and Coates added 10 rebounds.
South Carolina advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2002.
Baylor 81, Iowa 66
Center Sune Agbuke scored a game- and career-high 23 points to lead No. 2 seeded Baylor over No. 3 Iowa and into the Elite Eight at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
It’s the fifth time in six years that Baylor has advanced to the regional finals.
Agbuke added 12 rebounds. Forward Nina Davis scored 20 points, guard Kristy Wallace contributed 17 points and guard Niya Johnson had 10 points and 16 assists for Baylor.
Iowa was led by center Bethany Doolittle’s 16 points. Guard Samantha Logic had a triple-double with 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. Forward Kali Peschel and guard Melissa Dixon added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Notre Dame 81, Stanford 60
Guard Lindsay Allen scored 28 points and guard Jewell Loyd contributed 21 as top-seeded Notre Dame advanced to the Elite Eight with a convincing win over Stanford at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Forwards Brianna Turner and Taya Reimer scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, as four of the five Fighting Irish starters hit double figures.
Forward Bonnie Samuelson scored 17 points to lead the Cardinal, guard Amber Orrange added 12 points and forward Erica McCall scored 12 to go along with 10 rebounds.
Florida State 66, Arizona State 65
Guard Leticia Romero hit a critical jumper with 23 seconds left and Florida State sealed the game with a steal by guard Maegan Conwright with one second remaining in a tight victory over Arizona State at Greensboro Coliseum.
The Seminoles were led by Romero with 21 points, while center Adut Bulgak added 15 points and seven rebounds. Florida State held on for the victory despite being outscored by Arizona State by a 43-33 margin in the second half. Florida State advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2010.
Guard Katie Hempen led Arizona State with 22 points and forward Sophie Brunner added 11 points and eight rebounds.