NCAAW – Final Four: 3/31/17

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Friday Games:

  • Stanford 53 – South Carolina 62

HighlightsSouth Carolina is going to their first national championship after beating Stanford 62-53 Friday night in the women’s national semifinals. A’ja Wilson had 13 points and 19 rebounds for South Carolina. Allisha Gray scored 18 points for the Gamecocks (32-4), who lost in the semifinal of their only other Final Four appearance two years ago. Erica McCall had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Cardinal, but made only 7 of 19 shots. Alanna Smith had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

 

  • Mississippi State  66 – Connecticut 64

Highlights:  UConn’s 111-game run came to a stunning end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women’s basketball history, winning 66-64 on Morgan William‘s overtime jumper in the national semifinals Friday night. The Huskies hadn’t lost in 865 days, with that defeat coming to Stanford in overtime on Nov. 17, 2014. Winning had become routine, often by routs. But in an instant, their drive toward a fifth consecutive national championship had been blocked. Neither team scored much in OT, with Teaira McCowan’s layup with 1:12 left in the extra session breaking a 62-62 tie. It was the lone basket for Mississippi State in OT until William’s game winner.

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