Reseeding the women’s Sweet 16: Where do bracket-breakers Ole Miss, Miami land?

Throw the chalk gone. The 2023 females’s NCAA event brace requires a pencil with an extra-large eraser.

Probably influenced by 8-seed Ole Miss‘ trouble of Stanford on Sunday, ninth-seeded Miami sent out a 2nd No. 1 seed residence in as lots of evenings, getting rid of Indiana in Bloomington on Monday. It’s the very first time in 25 years that 2 No. 1 seeds stopped working to get to the Sugary food 16. Exactly how’s that Women’s Tournament Challenge brace looking currently?

In their 2 success, the Hurricanes removed a 17-point shortage to defeat Oklahoma State in a video game in which they really did not lead up until the 4th quarter, and after that on Monday they never ever routed versus the No. 2 group in the nation en course to the event’s largest trouble.

Which had not been all.

2 various other reduced seeds won when driving in Seattle 4, leaving Iowa as the only top-four seed in the Sugary food 16 in the area.

Every one of which indicates this NCAA event currently requires some considerable reseeding. Virginia Tech has actually gone from a No. 1 … to a No. 2 … as well as currently back to a No. 1. Tennessee has actually looked so excellent the Woman Vols rose up 2 seeds. Ole Miss as well as Miami are still on the listing, as well as that would certainly have believed Notre Dame, playing without 2 beginning guards, would certainly still be about, as well as Stanford, with 2 All-Americans, would certainly not.

As terrific as these previous 4 days have actually been, possibly it’s a good idea that the event relaxes for 3 days so everybody can capture their breath.

Right here’s a check out our reseeding of this unforeseen Sugary food 16 prior to the video games return to Friday.

No. 1 seeds



Azzi Fudd goes down 22 factors as UConn makes 29th straight Sugary food 16

Azzi Fudd gathers a game-high 22 indicate assist UConn beat Baylor as well as get to the Sugary food 16 for the 29th year straight.

South Carolina Gamecocks
NCAA seed: No. 1 general (Greenville 1)
NCAA event: Beat Norfolk State 72-40; beat South Florida 76-45

South Carolina did to South Florida what it appears to do to every ready, hard-boiled, however undermanned challenger: The Gamecocks soaked up the Bulls’ ideal in the very first quarter as well as right into the 2nd. Yet by midway via the 3rd, South Carolina’s physical prevalence, ability as well as deepness began to bring the outcome that constantly appears unpreventable. South Florida led after the very first quarter as well as just routed by 4 at the fifty percent. For many, that just lasts as long versus the Gamecocks. South Carolina finished the 3rd quarter with a 19-5 run, as well as the Bulls were done. The win touch has actually gotten to 40 as well as currently the Gamecocks remain in neighboring Greenville, where they simply won the SEC event, with the Last 4 2 video games away.

Up following: vs. UCLA on Saturday (2 p.m. ET, ESPN)

UConn Huskies
NCAA seed: No. 2 (Seattle 3)
NCAA event: Beat Vermont 95-52; beat Baylor 77-58

At virtually the precise very same time an additional No. 1 seed was dropping, as well as Colorado as well as Battle each other played right into overtime, the Huskies were just functioning. There would certainly be no residence group disappointment in Storrs. UConn really did not retreat up until the 3rd quarter, the Huskies safeguarded the win versus a persistent Baylor group to get to the Sugary food 16 for an impressive 29th straight time. Azzi Fudd racked up 22 factors, one of the most considering that her return at the beginning of the Big East event, as well as Aaliyah Edwards supplied a reliable 19 factors. The Bears made 12 3-pointers, which might be a worry about Ohio State’s Taylor Mikesell impending in the following round, however UConn closed down whatever else Baylor attempted to do, permitting simply 8 fourth-quarter factors.

Up following: vs. Ohio State on Saturday (4 p.m. ET, ABC)

Iowa Hawkeyes
NCAA seed: No. 2 (Seattle 4)
NCAA event: Beat SE Louisiana 95-43; beat Georgia 74-66

After Iowa’s hard-fought sway Georgia, some headings claimed Caitlin Clark‘s 22 factors blazed a trail. Yet her 14 aids were the largest factor the Hawkeyes remain in their 3rd Sugary food 16 in the last 4 NCAA events. Iowa racked up 5 baskets straight late in the 3rd quarter as well as early in the 4th, as well as none were by Clark, however she established each up with a diverse display screen of passing quality. Her deep capturing jumps on SportsCenter. Clark’s aids win video games. From the 0:17 mark of the 2nd quarter up until there was 6:50 left in the video game, Clark, the nationwide leader in aids per video game, contributed to 27 successive Iowa factors. The run just consisted of 3 Clark baskets.

With 1-seed Stanford out, the remainder of the Seattle 4 Regional has plenty of defensive-minded groups which will certainly all have one goal when they satisfy Iowa: Decrease Clark. Georgia obtained close– Clark was just 6-of-17 from the area– however discovered a method, like she has the majority of the period.

Up following: vs. Colorado on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Virginia Tech Hokies
NCAA seed: No. 1 (Seattle 3)
NCAA event: Beat Chattanooga 58-33; beat South Dakota State 72-60

South Dakota State has actually postured issues for Power 5 colleges for several years under trainer Aaron Johnston. The Hokies saw to it it really did not take place Sunday. Led by Georgia Amoore, they made 5 3-pointers in the video game’s very first 6 mins, and after that rode Elizabeth Kitley‘s physical prominence in the 2nd quarter to construct a 23-point halftime lead. Virginia Technology got to the program’s 2nd Sugary food 16 (as well as initially considering that 1999) as well as currently has a school-record 29 victories. The Hokies have all the components of a Last 4 group: lots of professionals, excellent guard play, numerous shooters, superior protection as well as a set of celebrities in Kitley as well as Amoore. Yet they currently need to go much far from residence as well as have actually gotten in unchartered waters for a program seeking its very first Elite 8.

Up following: vs. Tennessee on Saturday (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

No. 2 seeds



Woman Vols cruise ship to Sweet Sixteen with sway Toledo

Tennessee spreads out the crime around as 5 gamers rack up in dual numbers with stout protection to breakthrough past the Firecrackers, 94-47.

Maryland Terrapins
NCAA seed: No. 2
NCAA event: Beat Holy Cross 93-61; beat Arizona 77-64

The even more WNBA precursors enjoy Diamond Miller in these top-level video games, the much more thrilled they need to obtain. Miller’s video game is developed for March, however it could be much more fit for June, July, August as well as the WNBA’s summer season routine. Whether it was leading the break, making a protective use the edge or completed with an acrobatic relocate the paint, she was once more the driver Sunday as Maryland retreated from Arizona. With a 32-point prominence of Holy Cross as well as a 13-point sway the Wildcats, the Terps have actually been one of the most outstanding group in the NCAA event.

Miller is headed to her 3rd successive Sugary food 16 after completed with 24 factors on 11-for-19 capturing, 7 aids, 6 rebounds as well as 3 swipes Sunday. She has yet to take that following action to the Elite 8, however with a diminished Notre Dame up following, the Terps are hefty faves to progress for a feasible conference with South Carolina, a rematch of a November video game that Miller missed out on as a result of injury.

Up following: vs. Notre Dame on Saturday (11 a.m. ET, ESPN)

Utah Utes
NCAA seed: No. 2 (Greenville 2)
NCAA event: Beat Gardner-Webb 103-77; beat Princeton 63-56

Fantastic groups locate methods to win also when whatever does not go according to strategy. If Sunday’s second-round sway Princeton is an indicator, Utah could have signed up with the team of terrific groups. The Utes, that make 8.5 3-pointers per video game, were simply 1-for-15 from deep. They additionally devoted 20 turn overs as well as enabled the smaller sized Tigers to obtain 20 offending rebounds. Yet in spite of many runs by Princeton, Utah never ever routed. Alissa Pili‘s 28 factors blazed a trail, as well as her 61 in 2 video games leads all NCAA event markers. No. 3 on the listing? Angel Reese of LSU, the Utes’ following challenger.

Up following: vs. LSU on Friday (5 p.m. ET, ESPN)

LSU Tigers
NCAA seed: No. 3 (Greenville 2)
NCAA event: Beat Hawaii 73-50; beat Michigan 66-42

Angel Reese racked up 25 factors, took down 24 rebounds as well as obstructed 6 shots, as well as after the sway Michigan proclaimed she really did not play that well. That’s a high bar she has actually established for herself. The efficiency of several of her colleagues did strike a greater degree, which is excellent information for LSU after its unsatisfactory manufacturing in the opening round. Jasmine Carson struck 3 3-pointers as well as Alexis Morris racked up 11 factors after the Tigers’ beginning backcourt incorporated for simply 8 factors versus Hawaii on Friday. LSU still looks unskilled in these minutes– the Tigers’ last journey to the regionals remained in 2014. Nonetheless, Reese racked up 25 factors in the Sugary food 16 versus Maryland last period, Morris has actually played in 2 Wonderful 16 looks (one each with Baylor as well as Texas A&M) as well as, certainly, Kim Mulkey won 3 championship games at Baylor.

Up following: vs. Utah on Friday (5 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Tennessee Lady Vols
NCAA seed: No. 4 (Seattle 3)
NCAA event: Beat Saint Louis 95-50; beat Toledo 94-47

The Woman Vols have actually had the advantage of playing a set of double-digit seeds, however they have actually additionally been actually excellent. They won both video games by a mixed 92 factors, as well as it’s conveniently the largest factor differential in the event (South Carolina’s, for contrast, is 63). That deserves a seed line bump. As a matter of fact, Tennessee is currently the leading No. 3 seed. The development of this Tennessee group is indisputable as functions have actually ended up being much more specified. The Woman Vols got on the Firecrackers early, compeling turn overs as well as transforming them right into factors. The Tennessee group of December could have allow Toledo back in the video game. Not currently. The Woman Vols won every quarter, obtained playing time for 13 gamers as well as establish themselves up well for their journey to Seattle.

Up following: vs. Virginia Technology on Saturday (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

No. 3 seeds



Jacy Sheldon’s last-second shot sends out Ohio State to the Sugary Food 16

Jacy Sheldon strikes the jumper in the last secs to send out Ohio State to the Sugary food 16.

Ohio State Buckeyes
NCAA seed: No. 3 (Seattle 3)
NCAA event: Beat James Madison 80-66; beat North Carolina 71-69

The Buckeyes began the period 19-0, greatly without celebrity guardJacy Sheldon In some way, they grew without her, however Ohio State would not endure without her currently. The elderly racked up 7 of her 16 factors in the 4th quarter, consisting of the game-winning jogger with much less than 2 secs to play. That conserved the Buckeyes from blowing a 12-point, fourth-quarter lead. A leg injury maintained Sheldon on the sidelines up until she returned completely in the nick of time for the Big 10 event. She had the ability to recover the point player area from the qualified however much less skilled Rikki Harris, as well as in 2 NCAA event video games that management has actually been the distinction.

Up following: vs. UConn on Saturday (4 p.m. ET, ABC)

UCLA Bruins
NCAA seed: No. 4 (Greenville 1)
NCAA event: Beat Sacramento State 67-45; beat Oklahoma 82-73

Playing her last video game in Pauley Structure, Charisma Osborne saw to it it had not been the period’s last video game, duration, racking up a career-high 36 indicate obtain UCLA back to the Sugary food 16 for the very first time considering that 2019. The Bruins needed to hold up against an angry third-quarter rally by the Sooners. Osborne’s 13 fourth-quarter factors as well as 12-for-12 initiative from the line aided. UCLA currently has the least preferable job in the regionals: playing South Carolina. Yet the Bruins were linked with the Gamecocks after 3 quarters in their video game in Columbia on Nov. 29.

Up following: vs. South Carolina on Saturday (2 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Villanova Wildcats
NCAA seed: No. 4 (Greenville 2)
NCAA event: Beat Cleveland State 76-59; beat Florida Gulf Coastline 76-57

None of the disorder of the event struck suv Philly. The Wildcats have actually routed for a total amount of 3:09 in 2 video games as well as have actually had the ability to play fairly worry-free. Behind Maddy Siegrist‘s tournament-leading 66 factors, they have actually played 2 practically replicate leading video games. Villanova is currently one video game far from the Elite 8 for the very first time in twenty years. The sway FGCU additionally noted the 30th of the period, making this the winningest group in program background.

Up following: vs. Miami on Friday (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Louisville Cardinals
NCAA seed: No. 5 (Seattle 4)
NCAA event: Beat Drake 83-81; beat Texas 73-51

Protection pushed the Cardinals right into the Last 4 last March. If Monday evening is any type of indicator, it’s what they are leaning on once more. With a little aid from Texas’ failure to transform regularly at the edge, Louisville entirely closed down the Longhorns. The Cardinals turned the manuscript on Texas, the eighth-rated protective group in the nation, according to, by firing 46.8%. The Longhorns went into the video game permitting challengers to fire simply 37.1%. Unranked the remainder of the period after befalling of the Leading 25 in very early December, as well as with its most losses (11) considering that 2011, Louisville is currently on its method to a 6th straight Sugary food 16.

Up following: vs. Ole Miss on Friday (10 p.m. ET, ESPN)

No. 4 seeds



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Ole Miss Rebels
NCAA seed: No. 8 (Seattle 4)
NCAA event: Beat Gonzaga 71-48; beat Stanford 54-49

The trouble of the event– possibly the trouble of the last 12 NCAA events– comes from the Rebels. Their removal of Stanford on Sunday noted the very first time a No. 1 seed really did not get to the Sugary food 16 considering that 2009. Protection won Ole Miss its first-round video game as well as was much more efficient versus the Cardinal. The Rebels held the nation’s fifth-rated crime, according to, to its second-lowest factor overall of the period, as well as Ole Miss won in spite of making just one basket in the 4th quarter. Train Yolett McPhee-McCuin went 16-45 in her very first 2 years attempting to reconstruct the program. Given that, the Rebels have actually completed second in the WNIT, shed in the preliminary of the NCAA event as well as are currently in the Sugary food 16 for the very first time considering that 2007.

Up following: vs. Louisville on Friday (10 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Colorado Buffaloes
NCAA seed: No. 6 (Seattle 4)
NCAA event: Beat Center Tennessee 82-60; beat Battle each other 61-53 OT

No gamer is as smart with the round than Iowa’sCaitlin Clark Nobody is as quick with it as Colorado’sJaylyn Sherrod Following weekend break they will certainly show up on the very same court. Sherrod’s rate as well as Quay Miller‘s dimension were simply a little excessive for Battle each other to get rid of, as well as the Buffs came to be the 3rd roadway group to win on Monday. Colorado was additionally equally as near to ending up being a 4th group to blow a double-digit lead. After a flying start, the Buffaloes really felt the capture of the Battle each other protection as well as fell back in the 4th. Yet a Sherrod layup sent out the video game to overtime, where Colorado continued to play its very own suppressing protection, holding heaven Devils without a basket for the whole additional 5 mins.

Up following: vs. Iowa on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
NCAA seed: No. 3 (Greenville 1)
NCAA event: Beat Southern Utah 82-56; beat Mississippi State 53-48

The background publications will certainly reveal that Notre Dame reached its 19th Wonderful 16 in 2023. The context is even more outstanding. Niele Ivey was called ACC Train of the Year, however what she has actually done considering that could be entitled to an additional honor. The Irish have actually won 2 video games without the backcourt that got on the flooring for the majority of the period. Harmed Olivia Miles as well as Dara Mabrey enjoyed from the bench as the Irish made use of protection as well as durability to go on past the Bulldogs. Notre Dame really did not make a 3-pointer as well as had 19 turn overs as well as simply 5 aids. The crime looked just decently much better than the variation that racked up 38 factors in the ACC event semifinals versus Louisville. Yet behind Lauren Ebo‘s NCAA event school-record 18 rebounds as well as Sonia Citron‘s 14 factors (10 on totally free tosses), the Irish progressed most likely regarding as for they can.

Up following: vs. Maryland on Saturday (11:30 a.m. ET, ESPN)

Miami Hurricanes
NCAA seed: No. 9 (Greenville 2)
NCAA event: Beat Oklahoma State 62-61; beat Indiana 70-68

Not just did Miami carry out the largest trouble of the event (simply somewhat larger than Ole Miss over Stanford), the Canes did it without ever before tracking the No. 2 group in the nation. Extra remarkably, they never ever shrivelled as the Hoosiers maintained coming, connecting ball game 3 times in the last 3 mins. Destiny Harden, a fifth-year senior citizen that has actually been a keystone of the program, struck the game-winner with 3 secs left. That acted as the last response on an evening in which Miami appeared to have every one of them. 2 video games, 2 various techniques, the very same outcome– which places the Hurricanes in the Sugary food 16 for the very first time considering that 1992, the lengthiest time in between looks for any type of group left in the area.

Up following: vs. Villanova on Friday (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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