Iowa, Michigan, Purdue, PSU ousted from NCAA tourney

Iowa, Michigan, Purdue, PSU ousted from NCAA tourney

One night after Nebraska punched its ticket to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s tourney, the Big Ten went 0-4 Tuesday night in regional quarterfinal action. Iowa (Notre Dame), Michigan (Stanford), Big Ten regular-season champ Penn State (LSU) and Big Ten tourney champ Purdue (Louisville) all were eliminated. Get stats and recaps in this post.

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Louisville 76, Purdue 63: BOX | AP RECAP
Sara Hammond had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help fifth-seeded Louisville beat Purdue 76-63 Tuesday and advance to its second NCAA tournament regional semifinal in three years. The Cardinals (26-8) will play either top-seeded Baylor or Florida State on Sunday. The fourth-seeded Boilermakers (25-9) snapped a five-game winning streak and have lost in the second round three straight years.

Notre Dame 74, Iowa 57: BOX | AP RECAP
Kayla McBride scored a career-high 28 points and top-seeded Notre Dame advanced to the regional semifinals of the women’s NCAA tournament with a 74-57 win over Iowa on Tuesday night. Skylar Diggins had 16 as the Fighting Irish (33-1) extended their school-record winning streak to 28 games and finished 13-0 on the road. Notre Dame will next face 12th-seeded Kansas in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday. Bethany Doolittle scored 16 points for Iowa (21-13), which went 0 for 11 from 3-point range and had 21 turnovers.

LSU 71, Penn State 66: BOX | AP RECAP
Adrienne Webb scored a career-high 29 points, including two crucial free throws with 22 seconds left, and LSU beat third-seeded Penn State 71-66 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Tuesday night. Webb, a senior, was 10 of 16 in what would have been her last game had No. 6 seed LSU (22-11) lost. Instead, she carried LSU to the Spokane Regional semifinal. Nikki Greene scored 16 points and Alex Bentley 14 for Penn State (26-6), whose loss meant all four No. 3 seeds were out of the tournament.

Stanford 73, Michigan 40: BOX | AP RECAP
Joslyn Tinkle Tinkle made a career-high five 3-pointers on the way to 21 points, and top-seeded Stanford used a spectacular perimeter shooting performance to rout No. 8 seed Michigan 73-40 to advance to the Spokane Regional semifinals on Tuesday night. Jenny Ryan scored 11 points in her final college game to lead Michigan (22-11), which matched its second-lowest scoring output all season .

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