Maryland and Notre Dame prevail in Raleigh, UConn and Kentucky win in Kingston

The top two seeds in the Raleigh and Kingston Regions of the NCAA Division I tournament came out on top in Sunday’s matchups.  Maryland defeated the defending national champions, Texas A&M, with an 81-74 victory. Alyssa Thomas and Laurin Mincy scored 21 points each to propel the Terps into the Elite Eight.

Notre Dame followed up with a rout of Atlantic 10 Cinderella, St. Bonaventure. The Irish took no mercy on the Bonnies in the 79-35 victory.

Big East beat Big Ten in the afternoon’s first game in the Kingston region. Connecticut beat Penn State 77-59 to advance to the Elite Eight. Kentucky joined fellow SEC member Tennessee in the last eight standing after defeating Gonzaga, 79-52.

The Elite Eight schedule for Monday and Tuesday:

March 26

  • #2 Tennessee vs. #1 Baylor (Des Moines Regional Final), 7 p.m., ESPN,, Audio
  • #2 Duke vs. #1 Stanford (Fresno Regional Final), 9 p.m., ESPN,, Audio

March 27

  • #2 Kentucky vs. #1 Connecticut (Kingston Regional Final), 7 p.m., ESPN,, Audio
  • #2 Maryland vs. #1 Notre Dame (RaleighRegional Final), 9 p.m., ESPN,, Audio

Sweet 16 Results

Raleigh Region

Maryland 81, Texas A&M 74
Notre Dame 79, St. Bonaventure 35

Kingston Region

Connecticut 77, Penn State 59
Kentucky 79, Gonzaga 62

Des Moines Region

Tennessee 84, Kansas 73
Baylor 83, Georgia Tech 68

Fresno Region

Duke 74, St. John’s 47
Stanford 76, South Carolina 60

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