UConn vs. OSU, Elite 8 at stake

Xavier Roger


The two remaining No. 1 seeds – South Carolina and Virginia Tech – will take the court Saturday as the women’s NCAA Tournament continues with the final Sweet 16 matchups. Elite Eight spots are up for grabs. 

Aliyah Boston and the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks are hunting their second straight national championship and have a slight hometown advantage on their side – the Greenville Regional is less than two hours away from their campus.  

The rest of the evening features No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Connecticut and No. 1 Virginia Tech vs. No. 4 Tennessee, which hasn’t made it to the Elite Eight since 2016. 

Follow along for live updates throughout the rest of the day:

South Carolina Gamecocks guard Bree Hall (23) and UCLA Bruins guard Londynn Jones (3) fight for possession of the ball during the NCAA Women's Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on March 25, 2023.

Ohio State leads UConn at halftime

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SEATTLE — Ohio State forced UConn into 18 turnovers and held the Huskies without a field goal for almost eight minutes, helping the Buckeyes build a 36-26 halftime lead.

Big Ten freshman of the year Cotie McMahon scored 18 points to lead Ohio State, the third seed. UConn looked all out of sorts in the first two quarters as the Buckeyes sped them up and forced them into bad shots and worse passes. The Buckeyes went on a 17-0 run to take the lead, and were up as much as 13 at one point.


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