Women’s NCAA March Madness: Fall of Champions and Impressive Performances by USA’s Most Promising Stars

Women’s NCAA March Madness: Fall of Champions and Impressive Performances by USA’s Most Promising Stars
Women’s NCAA March Madness: Fall of Champions and Impressive Performances by USA’s Most Promising Stars

Rapper Travis Scott talked about the impressive basketball fiesta on the X social network (formerly Twitter – ed.), and actor Jason Sudeikis with Lithuanian roots saw a repeat of last year’s “March Madness” finals, where the Iowa Hawkeyes and Louisiana State University met up close state (LSU) Tigers teams.

In a tense match marked by a number of impressive performances, the Hawkeyes won a ticket to the final four in Cleveland. .

Hawkeyes leader and undisputed women’s basketball star Caitlin Clark, who is projected to be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming WNBA draft, put on a mind-boggling performance.

The sniper played all 40 minutes without substitutions, scored as many as 41 points (4/9 doubles, 9/20 triples, 6/7 penalties), handed out 12 assists, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 5 mistakes.

The young basketball player dazzled the fans more than once with impressive three-pointers, of which she hit a total of 9 in this match. What’s more, in this meeting C.Clark broke the record for three-pointers hit in women’s NCAA competition (the defender hit a total of 538 three-pointers in her career, and the previous record belonged to Taylor Robinson, who had hit 537 three-pointers).

This season, C.Clark is collecting fantastic numbers in the NCAA Championship – 31.7 points (37.7% from three), 8.9 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals.

In the ranks of the Tigers, Angel Reese scored an impressive double-double, scoring 17 points (7/21 doubles, 3/8 penalties), 20 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals in 36 minutes on the field. the balls.

As mentioned before, C.Clark has already announced that she will participate in the 2024 WNBA draft, but the situation regarding A.Reese is not clear yet. Before all the “March Madness”, the basketball player had announced that she would make her decision regarding the application for participation in the draft market after the most important battles of the season.

A. Reese is a senior and has already played in the NCAA championships for four years, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all students are given an additional year (optional) to play in the NCAA.

Hawkeyes: Caitlin Clark 41, Kate Martin 21 (7/11 doubles, 1/5 triples, 4/4 penalty, 6 rebounds, 2 turnovers, 3 errors), Sydney Affolter 16 (3/7 doubles, 2/3 triples, 4/6 rpg, 5 rpg), Hannah Stuelke 8 (3/5 doubles, 2/3 rpg, 5 rpg).

LSU: Flau’Jae Johnson 23 (9/12 doubles, 1/6 triples, 2/2 rebounds, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 errors), Mikaylah Williams 18 (2/8 doubles , 4/8 trg, 2/2 rpg, 7 rpg, 3 abg, 3 erb), Angel Reese 17, Aneesah Morrow 14 (7/18 double, 14 rpg) and Hailey Van Lith 9 (1/4 double, 1/6 triple, 4/4 penalty).

Match Review:

The Connecticut (UCONN) Huskies and the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans met in the second match.

This match was especially anticipated due to the clash of two impressive talent basketball players Paige Bueckers and JuJu Watkins.

And finally, this fight of young athletes did not disappoint the fans.

P. Bueckers and the “Huskies” team celebrated the victory 80:73 (15:17, 18:16, 22:18, 25:22) in an intense and difficult match.

Bueckers has been plagued by injuries in her young career and has played just 17 games in two seasons (2021-2022 and 2022-2023), but difficult times and injuries have not stopped the defenders.

P. Bueckers spent all 40 minutes on the court in the meeting of the “Elite 8” stage against the USC basketball players, during which he scored 28 points (8/17 doubles, 3/6 triples, 3/3 penalties), 10 rebounds, and 6 assists. passes and 3 interceptions.

This season, the guard is averaging 21.9 points (41.5 percent from three), 5.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.2 steals in the NCAA Championships.

Meanwhile, J. Watkins, a bright freshman in USC’s ranks, led her team to an impressive Elite 8 stage this season, which the women’s basketball team of this university had not seen in 30 years (the last time USC played in the Elite 8 stage was in 1994).

In the last match of this season, J. Watkins, who impressed the US experts, scored 29 points (7/19 doubles, 2/6 triples, 9/9 penalties), 10 rebounds and 4 mistakes in 39 minutes on the field.

This season, J. Watkins collected 27 points (31.9% shooting), 7.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.6 blocks in the NCAA championships.

In addition, J. Watkins became the most productive first-year women’s NCAA basketball player. The defender scored a total of 899 points this season.

Huskies: Paige Bueckers 28, Aaliyah Edwards 24 (7/13 doubles, 10/14 points, 6 rebounds), Nika Muhl (1/3 doubles, 1/2 triples, 3/6 points, 8 rebounds ., 5 rpg) and Ice Brady (2/3 doubles, 1/1 triple) 8 each.

Trojans: JuJu Watkins 29, McKenzie Forbes 24 (3/10 doubles, 5/15 triples, 3/3 penalty, 3 rebounds, 3 assists), Rayah Marshall 11 (3/7 doubles, 5 /6 penalties, 11 rebounds).

Match Review:

The Iowa Hawkeyes and Connecticut (UCONN) Huskies will battle for a spot in the March Madness Grand Finals in the first semifinal, and the University of South Carolina, who is still undefeated this season, will face NC State in the other semifinal.

The decisive battles of the women’s NCAA March Madness will take place April 5-7.

The article is in Lithuanian

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