• October 17, 2021

Two set, two more coming

basketball_w-DI
PHILADELPHIA
(UConn or Duke)
vs SPOKANE
STANFORD
DAYTON
NOTRE DAME
vs DALLAS
(Baylor or Texas A&M)

On Monday night, the first two slots in this year’s Final Four were filled. In the first game of the evening, Notre Dame managed to break the losing spell held over them by Tennessee for 20 straight games to beat the Lady Vols for the first time in Irish history. Pat Summitt’s team lost 73-59 in the final of the Dayton Regional.

“The first thing the team says was ‘1-20, 1-20!’,” said Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw about her squad’s reaction to winning. “The team figured that the law of averages having them winning at least one.”

Next up, Stanford put the brakes on Gonzaga’s Cinderella season and neutralized the Bulldogs despite the prolific scoring of senior Courtney Vandersloot who finished with 25 points and nine assists.

“They were just better than us,” said Vandersloot. “They were tougher than us, they were stronger than us today.”

Stanford will meet the winner of Tuesday’s Dallas Region winner, Baylor or Texas A&M.

Notre Dame will face the winner of the Connecticut and Duke game in the Philadelphia Region.

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