Brea Beal had 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists as No. 1 South Carolina advanced to its third consecutive Elite Eight with an easy 59-43 victory over No. 4 UCLA on Saturday in the Greenville Regional 1 at Greenville, S.C.
South Carolina – the tournament’s top overall seed – led wire-to-wire in a game where UCLA trailed by double digits for the majority of the second half. The Gamecocks (35-0) held a dominating 42-34 rebounding advantage and outscored the Bruins 26-16 in the paint.
Reigning National Player of the Year Aliyah Boston had eight points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks for the Gamecocks, while Bree Hall and Kamilla Cardoso each added 10 points. UCLA (27-10) was powered by Charisma Osborne’s 14 points and seven rebounds.
South Carolina will face No. 2 Maryland on Monday.
No. 2 Maryland 76, No. 3 Notre Dame 59
Shyanne Sellers tallied 18 points and a game-high eight assists as the Terrapins (28-6) ran past the Fighting Irish (27-6) in the Greenville Regional 1 semifinal. Maryland advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2015.
The Terps trailed the Irish by eight points in the second quarter but broke off a 13-1 run in the third to take the lead. Maryland went on to lead by as much as 22 points. The Terps also got 18 points from Diamond Miller, 12 from Lavender Briggs and 11 from Abby Meyers.
Maryland forced Notre Dame into a season-high 25 turnovers. Playing without injured starting guards Olivia Miles and Dara Mabrey, Sonia Citron led the Irish with 14 points, four assists and seven rebounds.
“We knew they were a little bit on their heels without a point guard,” Sellers said. “So, just trying to make them really uncomfortable. And you saw that; we did that.”
–Field Level Media
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