Women’s NCAA Tournament, Sweet 16

No. 4 Oregon State (26-7) vs. No. 1 Louisville (31-3)

  • When: Friday, March 29, at 6 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Where: Times Union Center, Albany, New York
  • TV: ESPN

How they got here

Oregon State

First round: Win over No. 13 Boise State 80-75 in overtime. The Beavers survived a first-round scare thanks to Mikayla Pivec’s 20 points and 12 rebounds. Aleah Goodman had 20 points off the bench.

Oregon State survives in OT over Boise State 80-75

Second round: Win over No. 5 Gonzaga 76-70. Pivec once again led the Beavers with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Goodman, Destiny Slocum, Taya Corosdale and Maddie Washington each scored 12 points.

Beavers advance to Sweet 16 with 76-70 win over Gonzaga

This is the fourth straight season Oregon State has reached the Sweet 16. Senior guard Katie McWilliams, who graduated from South Salem High School, is the only player to be on each of those teams, including the Final Four run in 2016.

Louisville

First round: Win over No. 16 Robert Morris 69-34. Without head coach Jeff Walz, who was serving a suspension, and injured starting point guard Arica Carter, the Cardinals still rolled to a blowout victory. Guard Asia Durr and forward Sam Fuehring each scored 19 points. Louisville scored 27 straight points at one point in the first half.

Second round: Win over No. 8 Michigan 71-50. Louisville got off to another fast start, jumping out to a 19-4 lead. Durr led the Cardinals with 24 points. Carter returned to play 29 minutes after missing two games due to a left knee injury.

It’s the third straight season Louisville has reached the Sweet 16. Two of Louisville’s three losses this season came to No. 1 seed Notre Dame.

Elite 8 opponent

The winner will play the winner of No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 2 UConn. The Elite 8 game will be played Sunday in Albany at time to be determined.