Women's NCAA roundup: Louisville shocks defending champ Baylor
By The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 9:33 p.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Shoni Schimmel scored 22 points, and Monique Reid hit two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to lift sixth-seeded Louisville to a stunning 82-81 upset of top-ranked, defending national champion Baylor on Sunday night in the regional semifinals of the NCAA women's tournament.
Odyssey Sims scored 28 points and hit a pair of free throws with 9.1 seconds left to give the Bears (34-2) their only lead of the game.
Reid caught an inbounds pass near the baseline after that and went coast to coast before getting fouled by All-American Brittney Griner on her way to the basket.
Sims had one last chance to save Baylor's season after Reid's free throws but was off-target and late on a desperation heave.
Louisville (27-8) tied an NCAA record with 16 3-pointers to pull off the upset.
Tennessee 74, Oklahoma 59 — In Oklahoma City, Kamiko Williams scored 15 points, Cierre Burdick had 13 and second-seeded Tennessee routed Oklahoma the regional semifinals.
The Lady Vols (27-7) opened a 20-point lead in the first half and never let Oklahoma make a comeback, improving to 26-5 in regional semifinals.
Sharane Campbell scored 22 points and Joanna McFarland had 14 for No. 6 seed Oklahoma (24-11), which couldn't capitalize on a friendly home environment in the Oklahoma City regional.
Duke 53, Nebraska 45 — In Norfolk, Va., Tricia Liston scored 17 points and Duke shook off a slow start in the semifinals of the Norfolk Regional.
Alexis Jones added 14 points for the Blue Devils (33-2), who also struggled last weekend at home. They advanced to Tuesday night's game against top-seeded Notre Dame with a berth in the Final Four on the line.
Notre Dame 93, Kansas 63 — In Norfolk, Va., Skylar Diggins scored 22 of her 27 points by halftime and became the school's career scoring leader, helping the top-seeded Fighting Irish in the Norfolk Regional.
And Diggins made it look easy, adding nine assists and three steals, and scoring nine straight during a 16-2 first-half run that put the Irish (34-1) ahead to stay.
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