The first day of Sweet Sixteen matchups in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament are decided. There was only one No. 1 seed that got beat.
Indiana advances to its first NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Elite Eight in school history. Juniors Aleksa Gulbe (11 point, 10 rebounds) and Grace Berger (12 points, 12 rebounds) added double-doubles to become the first Hoosier duo with a pair of double-doubles in an NCAA Tournament game since Kym Royster did against Notre Dame in 2016 (10 points, 10 rebounds).
Aari McDonald and ArizonaMcDonald had a huge night to help put away A&M, scoring 31 points and canning six of her 12 three-point attempts. Arizona advances to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history and now holds a 19-5 overall record.
UConn: The Paige Bueckers vs. Caitlin Clark show turned out to be the Christyn Williams, Evina Westbrook, and Paige show. Christyn Williams had 27 points, Evina and Paige both flirted with triple double performances. Westbook had 15 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds. Bueckers finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.
NaLyssa Smith led all scorers with 24 points, including going a perfect 11 for 11 from the field.
No. 1 UConn vs. No. 5 Iowa, 92-72
No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 6 Michigan, 78-75
No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 1 N.C. State, 73-70
No. 3 Arizona vs. No. 2 Texas A&M, 74-59