March 26, 2021
BIG EAST Weekly: UConn is the last team standing
Huskies advance to NCAA Sweet 16; Wildcats fall short of WNIT semifinals
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UConn is the last BIG EAST School standing
Four BIG EAST teams made it to the postseason, three in the WNIT. DePaul made a first round exit after falling to Saint Louis 74-72. DePaul pulled even late in the fourth before Ciaja Harbison scored six straight points as part of an 11-0 run that gave the Billikens the win. Sonya Morris led DePaul with 28 points and 10 rebounds, and Darrione Rogers (18 points) and Lexi Held (16 points) were also in double digits.
Creighton advanced to the second round in the Rockford region, where they faced Northern Iowa. The Bluejays made a surge in the fourth quarter and had a late one-point lead. After exhausting their final timeout, Northern Iowa fed the ball to Emerson Green, who sank a shot in the paint for the win.
Villanova earned a date with Delaware in the Charlotte Region finals. The game was close throughout but eventually the Blue Hens pulled away and earned a 77-70 win to advance to the WNIT semifinals. Maddy Siegrist and Brianna Herlihy were named to the All-Tournament Team in the Charlotte Region.
UConn is a perfect 2-0 in the NCAA Tournament after overcoming High Point and Syracuse in the River Walk Region. Despite being down two coaches, the UConn Huskies have advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 where they will face Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes this Saturday. We’ll have more on the Battle of the Freshman Phenoms coming up.
Must-read stories throughout the BIG EAST
UConn’s Paige Bueckers, Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs and the friendship that fuels March Madness.
Williams, Nelson-Ododa, and Bueckers named to the WBCA All-Regional Team.
NCAA ‘drops the ball’ in treatment of women’s compared to men’s basketball players during March Madness.
Villanova women’s basketball ends season in WNIT quarterfinals.