NORFOLK REGIONAL: Duke 68, Oklahoma State 59
Elizabeth Williams had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and host Duke rallied to beat Oklahoma State. Haley Peters added 15 points and 13 rebounds while Tricia Liston scored eight of her 13 in the final 6-plus minutes and Chloe Wells also finished with 13 for the second-seeded Blue Devils (32-2). They advance to face sixth-seeded Nebraska in the regional semifinals on Sunday in Norfolk, Va.
Notre Dame 74, Iowa 57
Kayla McBride scored a career-high 28 points and top-seeded Notre Dame advanced to the regional semifinals with a win over host Iowa. 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.
SPOKANE REGIONAL: Stanford 73, Michigan 40
Joslyn Tinkle made a career-high five 3-pointers on the way to 21 points in her final home game at Maples Pavilion, and top-seeded Stanford used a spectacular perimeter shooting performance to rout No. 8 seed Michigan. Sara James shut down Michigan star Kate Thompson and scored nine points, and Stanford (33-2) won its 19th straight game to set up a matchup with fourth-seeded Georgia on Saturday and move a step closer to the program’s goal of a sixth straight Final Four.
LSU 71, Penn State 66
Adrienne Webb scored a career-high 29 points, including two crucial free throws with 22 seconds left, and host LSU beat third-seeded Penn State. Bianca Lutley overcame foul trouble and capped an 18-point night with a tough floater in traffic in the final minute to give LSU the lead and another key free throw to make it a four-point game with 8.3 seconds to go. LSU next meets California on Saturday.
OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL: Louisville 76, Purdue 63
Sara Hammond had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help fifth-seeded Louisville beat visiting Purdue and advance to its second regional semifinal in three years. The Cardinals (26-8) will play top-seeded Baylor on Sunday in Oklahoma City in the program’s fourth regional semifinal in the last six years. The fourth-seeded Boilermakers (25-9) snapped a five-game winning streak and now have lost in the second round three straight years.
Baylor 85, Florida State 47
Brittney Griner had 33 points and 22 rebounds to go along with three impressive slam dunks in her final home game for Baylor, and the defending national champion Lady Bears beat Florida State. The Lady Bears (34-1) are in the NCAA round of 16 for the fourth year in a row. With former President George W. Bush part of the crowd packed into the Ferrell Center for the final home game of her impressive career, Griner delivered in a big way.
BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL: Delaware 78, North Carolina 69
Elena Delle Donne scored 33 points in her final home game, and Delaware rallied past foul-plagued North Carolina to advance to the round of 16 for the first time in school history. The sixth-seeded Blue Hens (32-3) trailed 50-42 with 15:31 left before coming back to extend their school-record winning streak to 27 games and eliminate No. 3 seed North Carolina (29-7). Delaware will next travel to Connecticut to face Kentucky. Vice President Joe Biden was among those in the second straight sellout crowd at Delaware’s compact arena.
Kentucky 84, Dayton 70
A’dia Mathies rebounded from the worst game of her career to match her career high with 34 points and lead second-seeded Kentucky to a win over seventh-seeded Dayton in New York. Clinging to a 46-44 advantage early in the second half, Mathies scored 10 points during a 16-3 run to take control of the game. The two-time SEC player of the year hit two 3-pointers, including one to cap the burst and make it 62-47. She didn’t hit a field goal in the first round win over Navy. She made 13 of 17 against Dayton.