Plum bows out with Huskies
oklahoma city» It didn’t matter that Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan had scored only six points entering the fourth quarter.
Her teammates told her to take over — and she listened. She scored 20 of her career-high 26 points in the fourth quarter, and the Bulldogs defeated the Washington Huskies 75-64 on Friday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time.
“They said, ‘T, you’ve got to dominate,’ ” McCowan said. “Just taking that in, listening to my teammates, knowing I had to step up, take my team, like, further. That’s when I had the look in my eye like, ‘Nobody can stop you.’ ”
McCowan, a 6-foot-7 sophomore who entered the game averaging just over eight points per game, made 9-of-10 shots in the final 10 minutes. She scored 11 points in the first 2:33 of the fourth quarter to turn a two-point deficit into a seven-point lead for the second-seeded Bulldogs.
Washington star Kelsey Plum, the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer, poured in 29 points on 10-for-25 shooting in her final college game.
Notre Dame 99, Ohio State 76 B
lexington, ky.» Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 32 points and Lindsay Allen added 16 as No. 1 Notre Dame routed No. 5 Ohio State in the Sweet 16.
Playing five days after losing star forward Brianna Turner to a season-ending knee injury, the top-seeded Fighting Irish posted their third-highest output this season.
Baylor 97, Louisville 63
B oklahoma city» Nina Davis scored 21 points to help No. 1 Baylor defeat No. 4 Louisville to advance to the Elite Eight.
The Bears held fourthseeded Louisville to 30 percent shooting.
Stanford 77, Texas 66 B
lexington, ky.» Erica McCall had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Karlie Samuelson scored 15 points and No. 2 Stanford outlasted No. 3 Texas to reach the Lexington Region final of the NCAA Tournament.
The Cardinal held Texas to 33 percent shooting and led 54-49 to start the fourth quarter.
Washington senior guard Kelsey Plum tries to score Friday night against Mississippi State during a Sweet 16 game in Oklahoma City. Sue Ogrocki, The Associated Press