LAS VEGAS (AP) – Maya Hollingshead scored 12 points, while Colorado survived a wild finish to knock out 14th place …
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Maya Hollingshead scored 12 points and Colorado survived a wild finish to knock out 14th place in Arizona 45-43 on Thursday in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.
Gaining only 33% and making 21 turns, “Buffalo” under the fifth seed (22-7) won for the sixth time in a row and reached the semifinals for the first time in seven years. On Friday, they will meet second-ranked Stanford or Oregon.
Lauren Weir led in Arizona (20-7) with 15 points. The Wildcats were 2 of 24 out of the 3-point range and 12 out of 48 overall.
Arizona rallied, scoring 10 points in a row, and six minutes before the end Shane Pellington’s land gave the Wildcats a 41-38 lead. Colorado resisted the series with a score of 7-0, Frieda Foreman managed to stop and on a two-minute mark threw a 3-point and led with a score of 45-41.
NO. 14 INDIAN 66, RATGERS 54
INDIANOPOLIS (AP) – Ali Patberg scored 19 points, Grace Berger – 17, and Indiana defeated Rutgers in the second round of the “Big Ten”, ending a series of three losses.
The Husseins, seeded fifth (20-7), have scored 20 wins in their seventh consecutive season. On Friday in the quarterfinals, they will meet No. 11 Maryland, seeded No. 4.
Osh Brown and Sayauni Lassiter scored 12 points each in the 13th seeded Rutgers (11-20).
NO. 21 VIRGINIA TECH 82, CLEMSON 60
GREENSBORO, NC (AP) – Aisha Sheppard scored 20 points, Elizabeth Kitley scored 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Tech Virginia defeated Clemson in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Fifth seeded Virginia Tech (22-8) will meet No. 16 North Carolina, seeded fourth, in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Sheppard was 7 of 11 off the field with four 3-points, while Kitley, ACC Player of the Year, was 8 of 10, Virginia Tech (22-8) scoring 58.7%.
In Delisia Washington, Clemson had 19 points (10-21).
NO. 23 FLORIDA 53, WANDERBILT 52
Nashville, Tenne (AP) – Nina Rickards executed two penalties 8.2 seconds before the end, while Florida overcame a deficit of 14 points and beat Vanderbilt in the second round of the Southeast Conference.
On Friday in the quarterfinals, the Gators, seeded fifth (21-9), will play the Mississippi, seeded fourth.
Brine Alexander led Vanderbilt (14-18) with 18 points.
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