North Carolina took control with a 12-0 run within the final 5 minutes. The Ducks were seen as the most formidable opponent to Kansas so far, but would likely just be a small speed bump on the Jayhawks' road to another Final Four.
"Do you have any left?"
In what might have been the key possession of the game, OR ran down the shot clock before Dorsey put up a 3-point attempt just before the buzzer.
Sabrina Ionescu led five OR players in double figures with 21 points, and the 10th-seeded Ducks continued their improbable run through the NCAA tournament with a 77-63 upset of third-seeded Maryland on Saturday. "It shouldn't have went that way, especially all the hard work they put in for their four years", Walker-Kimbrough said. "Every game is your last in this".
"Obviously he should be rooting for us in this matchup", Landen said.
SC joins Gonzaga and OR in the national semifinals.
On the plane back to Oregon, McKenna said numerous players, coaches and relatives rewatched the game on phones and computers. "The thing we have to do is just slow them down a little bit". "He gave us some big buckets". She's led the Terrapins to eight Sweet Sixteens, six Elite Eights, three Final Fours and the 2006 NCAA title.
He was charged earlier this season with a misdemeanor for criminal damage to property after allegedly damaging a vehicle belonging to a Kansas women's basketball player by kicking it outside a bar in December. This team, with Josh Jackson and Frank Mason at the helm, is good enough to win it all and now they have to prove it.
The great plays started with Bell's defense.
OR reached the Elite Eight in 2002, 2007 and last season, when they fell to Oklahoma.
"This stretch, yeah, I think this is the best we've played all season", the standout freshman said Thursday night, in a quiet corner of an otherwise boisterous locker room. "The main goal was to try to stop their quick offense".
Bell watched how the Ducks rose in those two years. That was a result of stellar play from forward Bell, who delivered eight rebounds and four blocks to his Ducks squad in that first half. "They played well and we lost all the non-negotiables: We had more turnovers".
Tyler Dorsey led the way offensively for OR, dropping 27 points on the Jayhawks. On the ensuing OR offensive possession, Tyler Dorsey went down the court and missed a three-point shot, but Bell recovered the offensive rebound and the Ducks scored the first points of the game. Foul trouble that sent Jackson to the bench for much of the first half helped allow the Ducks to carve out a comfortable lead.
Despite defensive issues and bad free-throw shooting, however, Kansas still has a great shot at winning the championship.
It will be a home environment for the Jayhawks, but I'm just glad they won't be able to bring their usual refereeing crew with them.
"Personally, I didn't know where this program could go", Gamecocks sophomore P.J. Dozier said after his team's 77-70 win over Florida. So if you're just going to go out and half-ass through something, then why did you come here? "I don't think there's really an answer for it".
Buoyed by the success of their Pac-12 partner, the fourth-seeded Bruins jumped out a 9-2 lead over UConn before the Huskies scored 17 of the next 19 points.
Graham had made at least one 3-pointer in 22 straight games, going back to an 0-for-3 performance against UNLV on December 22.