Women's Basketball 2018 NCAA Tournament Lexington Region Elite 8 Game Breakdown

Lexington Region Elite 8 Game Breakdown
The top teams start getting tested in the Sweet 16, but Louisville past that test with flying colors. The Cardinals cruised to an 86-59 victory behind another balanced scoring attack. Asia Durr led the way with 24 points, while Myisha Hines-Allen added 17. Despite allowing Stanford to take eight shots in one possession, Louisville outrebounded the Cardinal 36-29. They will need to continue to win the battle on the glass if they want to reach the Final Four.
Oregon State played another great game to upset second seeded Baylor. The Beavers shot 45.3 percent from the floor and 45.0 percent from beyond the arc. They held the Lady Bears to just 39.4 percent from the floor and 3-of-17 from three-point territory. It was once again Marie Gulich who led the way, posting 26 points and nine rebounds. Kat Tudor added 16 points and was 4-of-8 from long range.
As long as OSU is knocking down three-pointers and playing great defense, which is usually the case, they will have a chance to win. If Gulich can score 26 points against the Baylor frontcourt, she can do it against Louisville as well. When the Cardinals have to double team Gulich down low, the Beavers will get open looks. Louisvilleā€™s frontcourt can do plenty of scoring too. Myisha Hines-Allen and Asia Durr will have to keep the offense going. Oregon State can slow down the best offenses in the country and that is what happened during their two losses during the regular season to Connecticut and Florida State.