Season Ends in Sweet 16 For Duke and Louisville

Louisville Falls to Dayton, 82-66, in Sweet 16

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Dayton's Andrea Hoover scored 26 points and the seventh-seeded Flyers (28-6) continued their improbable run in the NCAA Tournament with an 82-66 win over third-seeded Louisville in the regional semifinals on Saturday.

Dayton led by a point at halftime. But a 3-pointer from Deane capped an 11-2 run early in the second half that pushed the lead to double digits, and the Flyers never trailed after intermission.

Myisha Hines-Allen scored all 14 of her points in the second half to lead Louisville (27-7). Bria Smith added 12 points for the Cardinals.

The Flyers made 11 3-pointers against the Wildcats. They were just 2 of 10 from behind the arc in this one, but outscored the Cardinals 42-34 in the paint.

Louisville was just 1 of 15 from 3-point range and shot just 31.5 percent for the game.

Jude Schimmel, the Cardinals' senior floor leader, hit just four of her 23 shots and finished with 11 points.

Hines-Allen picked up two fouls in the game's first two minutes and sat until intermission. She picked up her fourth foul with more than 8 minutes left and the Cardinals trailing just 58-53.


Duke Falls to Maryland 65-55 in Sweet 16

POKANE, Wash. -- Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.

Elizabeth Williams led Duke (23-11) with 18 points and nine rebounds.

In the first half, the Terrapins offense was mostly Mincy finding holes in Duke's zone defense and hitting 3s from the perimeter. Mincy scored 12 of Maryland's first 24 points, all on 3-pointers, but she deferred to Walker-Kimbrough in the final 20 minutes as the sophomore got hot. Walker-Kimbrough made 8 of 11 shots in the second half and just missed topping her previous career high of 25 earlier this season against South Florida. Walker-Kimbrough had scored more than 20 points just three times since the start of Big Ten play in late December.

Ka'lia Johnson scored 15 points for the short-handed Blue Devils, but Azura Stevens and Rebecca Greenwell were both hounded by Maryland's defense. Stevens finished with 11 points on 5 of 15 shooting, while Greenwell could never get clear looks from the perimeter and was held to five points, after averaging 14.3 on the season.

Duke trailed by 10 in the opening moments of the second half before going on a 16-7 scoring spurt, hitting six straight shots. Greenwell curled off a screen to hit her first 3-pointer and Williams rebound basket off her own miss cut Maryland's lead to 42-41 with 12:55 remaining.