Half Sweet: 10-Seed Cinderellas

March 21, 2022 Half Sweet: 10-Seed Cinderellas

By: Carlos Alvarez

#10 South Dakota & #10 Creighton Upset 2-Seeds (#2 Baylor & #2 Iowa) to Punch Sweet 16 Tickets

Bust ‘em up in the women’s bracket! The shredder isn’t just for the men’s game. Although much of the women’s tournament usually goes chalk, two 10-seed Cinderellas are alive and well into the Sweet 16. 10-seed Creighton stunned 2-seed Iowa on Sunday in the tournament’s first knockout punch of a top team. Hours later, 10-seed South Dakota handed 2-seed Baylor a double-digit loss. The rest of the teams seeded on the 4-line or higher are still dancing, and the rest of the Sweet 16 gets filled in tonight. Here’s the latest:

 

Upset Alerts

#10 Creighton def. #2 Iowa (64-62)

#10 South Dakota def. #2 Baylor (61-47)

 

All 2nd-Round Highlights

#1 South Carolina def. #8 Miami (49-33)

#1 Stanford def. #8 Kansas (91-65)

#1 Louisville def. #9 Gonzaga (68-59)

#2 Texas def. #7 Utah (78-56)

#3 Iowa State def. #6 Georgia (67-44)

#4 Maryland def. #12 FGCU (89-65)

 

Today’s Schedule (Rest of 2nd Round)

#1 NC State vs. #9 Kansas State (4:00 pm ET)

#3 Michigan vs. #11 Villanova (6:00 pm ET)

#4 Oklahoma vs. #5 Notre Dame (6:00 pm ET)

#4 Tennessee vs. #12 Belmont (7:00 pm ET)

#3 Indiana vs. #11 Princeton (8:00 pm ET)

#3 LSU vs. #6 Ohio State (8:00 pm ET)

#2 UConn vs. #7 UCF (9:00 pm ET)

#4 Arizona vs. #5 North Carolina (10:00 pm ET)

 

Full Women’s NCAA Tournament Bracket

 

Additional Storylines

ESPN: South Dakota Snaps Baylor’s 12-Year Sweet 16 Streak

NCAA: Busted! How It Fell Apart for Perfect Brackets in the Women’s NCAA Tournament

 

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