Quincy Native Helps Power Mizzou Women to 1st Round NCAA Win
In the first round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center, the final was Missouri 78 BYU 69.
Sophie Cunningham scored 20 points, and Quincy native Jordan Frericks added 19 as the Missouri Tigers women’s team picks up their first NCAA Tournament win since 2001. Missouri will take on Texas on Monday.
In Men's NCAA Basketball:
at Dunkin' Donuts Center
Final Duke 71 Yale 64
at PNC Arena
Final Virginia 77 ( 5) Butler 69
(Final ( 1) North Carolina 85 Providence 66)
at Pepsi Center
Final Iowa St. 78 UALR 61 - In the Midwest region, Georges Niang scored 28 points and Iowa State posted a 78-61 win over Little Rock. The Cyclones advanced to their second Sweet 16 in three years. Their opponent is top seed Virginia.
Final Gonzaga 82 Utah 59
at Wells Fargo Arena
Indiana is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2012…
(Final Indiana 73 Kentucky 67)
The fifth-seeded Hoosiers eliminated four seed Kentucky 73-67 behind Thomas Bryant's 19 points. Yogi Ferrell added 18 points and four assists. .
- Indiana next takes on North Carolina, which looked every bit like the East No. 1 seed by thumping Providence 85-66. It's the fourth time in six years that the Tar Heels have reached the Sweet 16. Brice Johnson led the Tar Heels with 21 points and 10 rebounds on 7 of 9 shooting from the field.
( Final ( 1) Kansas 73 UConn 61)
- The top overall seeded Kansas Jayhawks built an early 20-point lead and held off Connecticut 73-61. The Jayhawks have won 16 straight games. Wayne Selden Jr. had 22 points and seven rebounds. Perry Ellis scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Kansas next plays the winner of Sunday's Hawaii-Maryland game. For UConn, it's the first NCAA tourney defeat for coach Kevin Ollie, who ran the table in 2014 as a No. 7 seed.
at CenturyLink Center Omaha
Final Creighton 87 Wagner 54