The Sweet 16 is Set in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

The women's NCAA basketball tournament wrapped up its second round with the Sweet 16 field now set after a day filled with favorites winning.

Women's Second-Round Results

The frenetic first five days of the men's and women's NCAA tournaments came to a close on Monday as the women wrapped up the second round. The Sweet 16 field is now set after a Monday filled with favorites winning. Here are the day's results:

Zags and Trojans Secure Spots in Sweet 16

In an exciting matchup, Gonzaga advanced to their first Sweet 16 since 2015 with a victory over Utah. Yvonne Ejim led the way with an impressive performance of 17 points and 13 boards. Despite a stellar performance by senior star Alissa Pili with 35 points, Utah fell short against Gonzaga.

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Meanwhile, USC secured their spot in the Sweet 16 with a dominant win over Kansas, closing out the game with a score of 73-55.

Notable Performances and Gritty Wins

A gritty win by Iowa against West Virginia showcased the Hawkeyes' ability to battle it out on the court. Caitlin Clark led the charge with an outstanding performance of 32 points and 8 rebounds, securing Iowa's spot in the Sweet 16 where they will face Colorado.

Despite facing a phenomenal defensive game from West Virginia that disrupted their offense, Iowa managed to come out on top. The Hawkeyes showed resilience and determination throughout the game, proving that they can adapt to challenging situations.

Special recognition goes to players like Gabbie Marshall, who made crucial plays to shift momentum in Iowa's favor. The Hawkeyes displayed their ability to overcome obstacles and find ways to keep playing at a high level.

Exciting Matchups Ahead

The stage is set for thrilling matchups in the Sweet 16 as teams like Notre Dame, NC State, UConn, Indiana, UCLA, USC, and Gonzaga look to continue their journey in the tournament. With standout performances and intense competition, fans can expect more excitement and surprises as the tournament progresses.

As the women's NCAA basketball tournament moves into the Sweet 16 round, the stakes are higher and the competition fiercer than ever. Stay tuned for more action-packed games and unforgettable moments as the road to the championship unfolds.

Hamza Ilyas

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