April is almost here, but that doesn't mean that March Madness is going anywhere. With two Elite Eight games and four Women's Sweet 16 games yesterday, there was plenty of madness to go around. Thankfully for Baylor, the madness did not appear in their game, as the Lady Bears thoroughly dominated the Wildcats.
Elite Eight Bound
No. 5 WBB Routs Kentucky, 90-72, Advances to Elite 8 - BaylorBears.com
Lady Bears Advance to Elite 8 - OKCChuck
The game started off slow for both sides; it took five and a half minutes for the combined score to reach twenty points. However, by that time, the Lady Bears were already ahead, 13-7, and they weren't about to look back. Although the Lady Bears got into early foul trouble, they were up by a comfortable margin by the time the starters had to sit. Kentucky took the opportunity to bring the game to within five, 32-27. However, the Lady Bears pulled together and pushed the lead back out to 49-32 at the half.
In the second half, it was time for freshman Khadijiah Cave to shine. She had 12 points, two rebounds, and one block in 13 minutes of work to finish with 18 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks. National Player of the Year finalist Odyssey Sims had another stellar game with 25 total points, 7 assists, and 3 steals. Nina Davis tore it up with 20 points and eight rebounds. Niya Johnson had a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists. Makenzie Robertson finished with nine points and Sune Agbuke had herself seven rebounds.
Baylor will face off against the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Monday for the right to advance to Nashville after the Irish rolled Oklahoma State, 89-72. This game will be quite the challenge for the Lady Bears, especially since the game is in South Bend. More on this game tomorrow.
Baylor's Odyssey Sims becomes the 2nd woman in Division I history to score 1,000 points in a season, joining Missouri State's Jackie Stiles.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 29, 2014
Elite Eight: Men's Version
Arizona and Wisconsin had an...uh...interesting end. The refs got plenty of screen time in this controversial ending .
Apparently, Arizona students were not happy about the loss.
Cops close in on UA students as they try to clear university blv. On Saturday evening. http://t.co/pbOZcewEu5— Daily Wildcat (@dailywildcat) March 30, 2014
Riot police taking deliberate aim at students— Daily Wildcat (@dailywildcat) March 30, 2014
CLARIFICATION: Dozens of students shot with beanbags. Apologies for confusion.— Daily Wildcat (@dailywildcat) March 30, 2014
The clock struck midnight on the Flyers as they were outmatched by the Florida Gators.
Bromell Wins 100-Meter Dash, Ties World Junior Record - BaylorBears.com
Trayvon Bromell runs 100 meters faster than you can get across your room. The freshman placed his name in the record book with a blistering time of 10.01 seconds. He was name the 2014 Texas Relays Most Outstanding Performer. The last Baylor athlete to earn that honour is a little known guy named Michael Johnson.
Full results from the meet are in the link.
Other Baylor News
Football Completes Third Spring Scrimmage - BaylorBears.com
No. 12 Baylor Softball Outlasts Texas Tech in 6-4 Victory - BaylorBears.com
Heather Stearns led the Lady Bears to the series-clinching victory against the Lady Techsters. Clare Hosack hit a home run to move into ninth place on Baylor's career home run list. The final game of the series is today at 12:00.
A&T Falls to Oregon - BaylorBears.com
Acrobatics and Tumbling were defeated by defending champions Oregon in their first home meet of the season, 284.70-276.04.
EQ Comes Up Short In Big 12 Championship Final - BaylorBears.com
Equestrian lost by the slimmest of margins to Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship, 10-9, despite sweeping equitation, 5-0.
Men's Tennis to Host Three Matches in Three Days - BaylorBears.com
Men's Tennis host Abilene Christian and Prairie View A&M in a doubleheader today. The ACU match begins at 1:00 and the PVAM match will begin at 6:00.
FC Dallas beat the Portland Timbers last night, 2-1, putting them in first place in the MLS standings. The Houston Dynamo have been claiming that there is "Only one team in Texas" this season. With the Texas Derby (the FC Dallas-Houston Dynamo match) occurring this weekend, the Hoops took advantage of their lofty position and posted this Tweet.
SHOTS FIRED! What would Houston respond with?
@FCDallas Ah, the coveted Week 4 Supporters' Shield. Should go well with the one y'all got last year.— HoustonDynamo (@HoustonDynamo) March 30, 2014
BURN! (For those unaware, FC Dallas were at the top of the standings early last season, but failed to even make the playoffs.) I'm looking forward to Saturday.