UConn Women defeat Georgetown, 68-63, to advance to Elite Eight

I’ve been pretty negligent of reporting the results of the UConn Women in the NCAA tourney, mostly out of a lack of time, not interest.

The Huskies defeated a very determined Georgetown team earlier today, 68-63, to advance to the Elite Eight.  The Huskies actually trailed 51-44 and 53-46  midway through the second half before a 13-0 run turned the game around, and the Huskies held on for the win.

After becoming the first and only school to ever win the Men’s and Women’s titles in the same season, the Huskies have a chance to repeat, and post the first “Double-Double” in NCAA basketball history.

UConn will take on #2 seed Duke in the Regional Final on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the Final Four.  Duke held on to defeat DePaul earlier today, 70-63.  DePaul, who trailed by a large margin for most of the game, had cut the lead to 63-60 before Duke pulled away.

The game against Duke will be a rematch with the Huskies, with UConn winning the earlier game by 36 points.  Somehow, I think that UConn is going to have a much more difficult time with the Blue Devils the second time around.

Baylor also advanced to the Elite Eight today, where they will take on Texas A&M, the #2 seed in their bracket.

Tomorrow night, the Evil Empire takes on #2 seed Notre Dame, with the winner earning a trip to the Final Four.  I’ll bet you can’t guess which team I’ll be rooting for!

Also tomorrow, #1 seed Stanford, the only team to defeat the Huskies this season, takes on #11 seed Gonzaga, the lowest seed to ever qualify for the Elite Eight.  Gonzaga has defeated #6 Iowa and #3 USC, playing on their home court; and defeating #7 Louisville in the Regional in Spokane.


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