(AP) SEATTLE — With 41 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds, Caitlin Clark put on a show to help No. 2 seed Iowa defeat fifth-seeded Louisville 97-83 on Sunday and advance to their first women’s Final Four in 30 years.
The unanimous first-team All-American led the Hawkeyes to Dallas for the women’s NCAA Tournament national semifinals on Friday night and continued her season-long dominance. On Monday night, when South Carolina and Maryland play in the Greenville 1 region. The winner of that area will play the champion of the Seattle 4 region.
Since their lone appearance in the Final Four in 1993 under the direction of Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer, Iowa (30-6) hadn’t been there. Since the Final Four team, the club had only advanced to the Elite Eight once, in 2019.
Clark earned her 19th triple-double overall and 11th in the NCAA Tournament. She achieved the first triple-double in March Madness history with 30 and 40 points.
Olivia Cochran had 20 points and 14 rebounds to help Louisville. Which was led by Hailey Van Lith’s 27 points (26-12).
Region 2 of Greenville
MIAMI 42, LSU 54
(AP) GREENVILLE, S.C. With the help of Angel Reese’s 18 rebounds, LSU defeated Miami to go to the women’s Final Four for the first time in 15 years.
For the third-seeded Tigers (32-2), who shot 30.2% and went 1 for 12 from 3-point range. Including misses on its first nine tries, Alexis Morris scored 21 points, while Reese added 13. Miami, though, performed even worse from 3, failing all 15 times.
The national semifinal matchup between Virginia Tech and Ohio State will take place in Dallas on Friday.
Jasmyne Roberts scored 22 points for ninth-seeded Miami (22-13), which had previously upset No. 1 seed Indiana on the road, defeated ninth-seeded Oklahoma State in the first round, and defeated Villanova on Friday in the Sweet 16 despite blowing a 21-point lead.
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