The upset that no one saw coming

If you’re like me, you’re still absorbing Louisville’s stunning upset of top-ranked Baylor in tonight’s round three match up.

Sixteen three-point shots for the Cardinals. Smothering Brittney Griner with defense, and keeping her from scoring until 15:20 in the second half. Louisville mounting a 17-point lead, only to see Baylor whittle it down to nothing in the closing minutes. A final score of 82-81. All of it is just hard to believe.

Some serious write ups, videos and highlights so far, so let’s dive in:

Griner reacts.

Highlights and comments from Coach Kim Mulkey.

Analysis by ESPN.

Shocking end for the Bears.

Louisville was just better.

The Cardinals created the perfect storm.

Baylor upset in the Sweet Sixteen.

Louisville’s Monique Reid showed no fear.

Griner’s final Baylor game was crazy.

Baylor isn’t the only squad stunned by the upset.

Griner’s most memorable college moments.

The five biggest tournament upsets so far, according to ESPN. I agree with the list, but not necessarily in that order.

Today’s other games:

Notre Dame thrashed Kansas, 93-63. Skylar Diggins lead the Irish with 27 points, which made her Notre Dame’s all-time leading scorer.

Irish-Jayhawks analysis.

Diggins was just following orders.

The crowd enjoyed the specialties of Jewell Loyd.

Kansas saw their tournament run come to an end.

Duke put away Nebraska, 53-45. Lindsey Moore’s Husker career came to an end.

Duke analysis.

ESPN analysis.

Tennessee beat Oklahoma decisively, 74-59.

The Lady Vols felt at home.

Oklahoma totaled the fewest points of the season. Sooner Joanna McFarland finished a chapter in life.

And then there were Eight:

Five things to ponder for the Elite Eight.

Georgia Coach Andy Landers is passionate about anything he does.

Cal isn’t intimidated by the big stage.

A’Dia Mathies and Kentucky are focusing on “what we need to do.”

The Georgia and Cal seniors are still being tested.

Kentucky is ready for the UConn rematch.

Kentucky’s Samarie Walker is living and learning.

It’s been a tough road for UConn.

Tomorrow’s schedule:

Kentucky vs. Connecticut at 4:30/7:30

Georgia vs. California at 6:30/9:30

Non-Tournament-related:

Dawn Staley has removed her name from consideration at Ohio State.

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  1. Great links on Baylor / Louisville. That game was what tourney ball is all about. Amazing. I was disappointed by Mulkey's comments at the presser. Not cool. People can say what they want about the refs but Walz just out prepared and out coached her. The Cards were totally fearless. I loved their attitude. Shoni Schimmel finally showed why she is on many of the potential All American lists.

    The move that Shimmel put on Griner with the over the head layup might just be the best one I've ever seen in WCBB. I also liked how she didn't back off when Sims got in her face. That's what leaders do.

    It looks like your Tennessee fans are almost as happy as the Card faithful. I didn't realize how much they disliked Mulkey / Baylor until I read the linked comments.

    Should be a great game on Tuesday. We'll see if Walz can keep the Cards loose and hot. Right now it seems like Louisville roundball, both mens and womens, is in the Zone.

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