The insanity marches on Sunday with the start of the females’s college basketball Elite 8.
To start the competitors, the No. 9 Miami Hurricanes make their very first Elite 8 look with a match versus the No. 3 LSU Tigers with tipoff at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN) in Greenville, South Carolina. Fans excitedly wait for the match of forwards Fate Harden and Angel Reese and the choice of who rap super star Lil Wayne will root for Not to discuss what Tigers head coach Kim Mulkey’s next attire will be.
The day concludes with the No. 5 Louisville Cardinals handling the No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes at 9 p.m. ET in Seattle. Hailey Van Lith and Chrislyn Carr both typical double-digit points for the Cardinals while Iowa’s Caitlin Clark is the nation’s help leader and can shoot the ball quite well, too.
Here’s all the action from Sunday’s Elite 8 matches:
LSU is leading Miami 38-27 after the 3rd quarter. Angel Reese came alive after not having a basket in the very first half and now has 11 points and 13 rebounds, 10 of which began defense. This is the sophomore forward’s 32nd double-double of the season, which sets an SEC record.
The Hurricanes had a three-minute scoring dry spell from when Fate Harden scored a totally free toss to when Lola Pendande made a layup.
LSU has actually led by as numerous as 13.
After her feathery pink ensemble for the Sugary food 16, LSU head coach Kim Mulkey opted for a more controlled try to find the Elite 8. She used a grey and pink checkerboard coat, however the appearance still stood apart since it had lots of shimmers.
The Tigers mascot provided Mulkey a run for her cash, using a sparkly butterfly coat. Mike the Tiger debuted the appearance, which is imitated among the head coach’s own, in February of 2022. He broke it out once again as LSU battles to go back to the Last 4 for the very first time given that 2008.
The No. 3 LSU Tigers lead the No. 9 Miami Hurricanes 26-20 at the half.
Tigers star Angel Reese has 7 points, all from totally free tosses, and 8 rebounds.
” I’m gon na let the video game pertained to me. I’m missing out on a great deal of shots, however my colleagues and coaches are putting a great deal of self-confidence in me, so I’m going to keep shooting,” she stated on the ESPN broadcast at the break.
Senior guard Alexis Morris leads LSU with 10 points while Miami is led by sophomore guard Jasmyne Roberts’ 16 points.
Neither group has actually made a three-point shot yet.
As the Miami guys finished a legendary 88-81 resurgence win over Texas to reach the Last 4, the Miami females were secured a tight early fight with LSU with the third-seeded Tigers leading the ninth-seeded Hurricanes 10-8. LSU ended the quarter on a 6-0 run. Guard Alexis Morris had 6 indicate lead the Tigers, while LSU star Angel Reese was held without a basket — though she did sink 3 totally free tosses. The Hurricanes were paced by by guard Jasmyne Roberts, who likewise scored 6.
No. 9 seed Miami, looking for the program’s first-ever Last 4, tipped of versus No. 3 LSU as the guys’s program was secured an incorporate the last minutes of its own Elite 8 video game. The Miami guys’s group, seeded 5th, was taking on versus No. 2 seed Texas with the last Final 4 berth at stake. Connecticut, Florida Atlantic and San Diego State have actually currently won Elite 8 video games in the guys’s competition. LSU vs. Miami is the very first of 4 females’s Elite 8 video games — with Iowa vs. Louisville to follow on Sunday night.
For the very first time in 15 postseasons, the females’s Last 4 (and Elite will not consist of the UConn Huskies, the most dominant program in females’s basketball this century.
” The issue with streaks is the longer they go, you’re closer to it ending than you are to the start of it,” stated Huskies coach Geno Auriemma stated.
So the dynasty is dead And if you’re a fan of females’s basketball, you should not be rooting for another to take hold (unless you’re a South Carolina fan).
You can’t reject it: When March actually seethes, everybody wins.
— Lindsay Schnell
It’s all well and excellent to state in 2015’s outcomes indicate absolutely nothing and Caitlin Clark has absolutely nothing to show.
However they do. And she does.
As vibrant and interesting as the Gamer of the Year front-runner is, Iowa has yet to make the Last 4, given that Clark got to school In 2015 the Hawkeyes didn’t even leave Carver-Hawkeye Arena, falling in the 2nd round.
However with Stanford, seeded ahead of the No. 2 Hawkeyes in the Seattle 4 area, out of the competition in addition to Duke and Texas, this is Clark and Iowa’s possibility to make a declaration.
Clark is as dynamite a gamer as you’ll discover in college basketball, acquiring points as if she’s playing Pop-a-Shot. She’s balancing 26.8 points per video game, 3rd finest in the nation. She’s had 8 30-point video games and 2 video games when she’s reviewed 40.
However the very best gamers are not evaluated on specific achievements. Not mainly, a minimum of. What they do to affect their groups matters more, particularly at this time of year, and Clark is still searching for that signature minute.
— Nancy Armour
The video game hasn’t even started and currently Miami and LSU are fighting.
And Lil Wayne remains in the middle of it
Miami’s Haley Cavinder and LSU’s Angel Reese each asked the Grammy-winning rap artist to come to Sunday’s Elite 8 video game, with both groups declaring his loyalty.
Hanna Cavinder tweeted an image of her and sis Haley FaceTiming with Lil Wayne after the Hurricanes upset Villanova, while the rap artist provided Reese a shoutout on Twitter later on Friday night.
” I’m on him since he’s from (New Orleans) and he called them prior to he called us,” Reese stated Saturday. “So thankfully he did tweet it out last night. Ideally he concerns the video game.”
Haley Cavinder echoed that.
” Ideally he concerns the video game if he likes Angel Reese and our group. Lil Wayne, if you see this …,” she stated.
— Nancy Armour
Ahead of their Elite 8 match versus the Miami Hurricanes, the LSU Tigers got an unique present from Vanessa Bryant. On Saturday the widow of Kobe Bryant amazed the group with Nike Kobe 6 Grinch tennis shoes.
LSU shared the interesting minute on Instagram with a video of when the gamers saw the black shoeboxes with the late NBA super star’s logo design and after that opened them approximately expose the neon green tennis shoes. The gamers’ faces illuminated and they squealed with the excitement of the unique present.
” Whoop, whoop, whoop, whoop,” Emily Ward stated while shaking a tennis shoe in front of the electronic camera.
” That’s heat right there,” Angel Reese stated, nodding her head in approval.
— Victoria Hernandez