There were upsets in both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments on Monday as BYU and Oregon won their games.
Paisley Harding, と 28 ポイント, was the star for the No 11 seed Cougars as they ended the hopes of Rutgers in a 69-66 勝利.
Arella Guirantes had 30 points for Rutgers and was in tears as she assessed the loss. “It hurts," 彼女は言いました. “But I know everything happens for a reason. I’m going to take my time to be sad about it, but I know there’s more for me.”
In the men’s tournament, Chris Duarte scored 23 points and Oregon showed no signs of rust after a long layoff, beating No 2 seed Iowa 95-80 to reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in the past five NCAA tournaments.
The seventh-seed Ducks were put in an unprecedented spot, advancing to the West Region’s second round without playing a game. Virginia Commonwealth’s multiple positive Covid-19 tests took care of that, leaving Oregon with a nine-day break since losing in the Pac-12 Tournament title game.
For Iowa, Luka Garza capped his stellar college career with 36 points and nine rebounds before receiving a nice ovation from the limited crowd allowed in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.