Notre Dame, South Carolina Advance to NCAA Women Final 8Erik Matuszewski
Notre Dame and South Carolina advanced to the finals of their regionals at the national women’s college basketball tournament with victories as No. 1 seeds.
Notre Dame beat No. 4 Stanford 81-60 in Oklahoma City on Friday to reach the final eight. The Irish (34-2) next face second-seeded Baylor (33-3), which defeated No. 3 Iowa 81-66.
South Carolina held on for a 67-65 victory against fourth-seeded North Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Gamecocks improved to 33-2 and moved on to play No. 2 regional seed Florida State (32-4), which beat No. 3 Arizona State 66-65.
The other two No. 1 regional seeds, Connecticut and Maryland, will seek spots in the final eight on Saturday.