Oregon fought for its fourth Candy 16 look in program historical past — in some instances, fairly actually.
Oregon’s 57-50 win over Georgia, a No. Three seed, was very bodily, with gamers diving, ducking and knocking one another over in a joust for management. The Geese’ peak benefit helped them to go the ball effectively over Georgia, forcing the Bulldogs to play nearer to the ground and, in some instances, inflicting them handy the ball over.
Tied at halftime, the Geese, a No. 6 seed, capitalized on these bad-pass and dropped-ball turnovers to take a 7-point lead within the third quarter. Taylor Mikesell took a quick break for a layup, adopted shortly by Nyara Sabally hitting a jumper within the paint with simply over three minutes left within the third.
Oregon shot 5 for 12 from past the arc whereas Georgia made solely certainly one of its 13 3-point makes an attempt. Sedona Prince was the most important scorer with 22 factors for the Geese. Georgia’s main contributor, Jenna Staiti, had 18.
However Georgia fought again within the fourth, at one level taking a 1-point lead with 4 minutes left on a layup by guard Mikayla Coombs. From there, the groups traded baskets till Oregon solidified a six-point lead on a layup and a jumper by Sabally.
By the tip, the Bulldogs seemed downtrodden, and a set of free throws by Mikesell sealed the victory.
After the sport, the Geese huddled up on the courtroom for a celebration, the cheers of invited family and friends echoing within the background.