The Husky women defeated the Stanford Cardinal, 85-76, and cut down the nets at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky as winners of the region. The Lady Dawgs now face Syracuse in the Final Four next Sunday in Indianapolis.
The Huskies were paced by regional MVP Chantel Osahor as she of the flat-foot 3 point shot had 24 points and 18 boards. Not to be outdone, Kelsey Plum led all scorers with 26 points and 8 assists.
The Lady Huskies jumped out to an early 12-0 lead and did not look back from there. Osahor was unstoppable in the paint and her 3 point form, which has now gained Deadspin status, was on point as she was 3-5 from behind the arc. The Cardinal made a late run and were aided by several questionable ref calls late. But, the Dawgs made the necessary stops and free throws to quell any thought of a UNI collapse.
Not only did the team score, they played solid defense against the Cardinal throughout the game. This was the third straight higher-seed the the Dawgs beat (#3 Maryland, #2 Kentucky and #4 Stanford).
Enjoy the ride!