Alas, watching Luke Hancock & Co. celebrate under the raining confetti in those fashion-forward (i.e. ugly) uniforms made me feel like the kid at the carnival who misfired so badly on the beanbag toss that he didn’t even get his consolation lollipop. (Those were dark, dark days…) A Michigan victory certainly would have been this consolation.
Everything seemed to be going the way of the No. 4 Stanford women’s basketball team to start the regional semi-final game of the NCAA Tournament against No. 14 Georgia.
The Card (33-3, 17-1 Pac-12 ) started the game 9-0 and midway through the first half of the Sweet Sixteen, Georgia (28-6, 12-4 SEC) was still only 3-16 shooting from the field and trailing 11-4. National Player of the Year candidate Chiney Ogwumike was leading all scorers with eight points, shooting a perfect 4-4, while the rest of her team shot just 3-13.
This evening in Spokane, Wash., the Stanford women’s basketball will face Georgia in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. Joining them in the Evergreen State, both the Pac-12 Conference and SEC will be doubly represented, with California and LSU due to face off on the same hardwood two-and-a-half hours later.
With a 73-40 victory over Michigan at Maples Pavilion on Tuesday, the Stanford women’s basketball team booked its place in the Spokane Regionals next weekend. Senior Joslyn Tinkle hit a career-best five three-pointer in her final game at Maples Pavilion.
The Stanford women’s basketball team recovered from a difficult start to defeat Tulsa 72-56 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Maples Pavilion on Sunday. It will now face Michigan in the second round on Tuesday evening after the Wolverines defeated Villanova 60-52.