NCAA Tournament games, scores, results: Follow Saturday’s March Madness action live

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By journalsofus.com


The Sweet 16 on the women’s side continues Saturday, and two teams will earn the first berth in the Final Four on the men’s side.

We have another loaded slate with six games and many stars in action. Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and UConn’s Paige Bueckers are both back on the court and trying to prolong their teams’ NCAA Tournament runs. On the men’s side, top-seeded UConn continues its journey toward another title, while Alabama and Clemson meet in a surprising Elite Eight matchup.

Gear up for another fun day of college hoops.

sweet 16 saturday program

women’s schedule (all times eastern):

No. 3 LSU 78, No. 2 UCLA 69

3:30 PM – No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 5 Colorado (ABC)

5:30 PM – No. 1 USC vs. No. 5 Baylor (ESPN)

8 p.m. – No. 3 UConn vs. No. 7 Duke (ESPN)

Men’s schedule:

6:09 PM – No. 1 UConn vs. No. 3 Illinois (TBS)

8:49 PM – No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 6 Clemson (TBS)

stay44 updates

  • Colorado is doing everything it can to keep up with this machine-like Iowa offense.

    The Hawkeyes led 36–26 at the midpoint of the second quarter.

  • Caitlin Clark finished the first quarter with another steal, her sixth of the game, and Hannah Stuelke finished it off to give the Hawkeyes a 22-14 lead.

  • Clarke has already reached four assists in under five minutes. She’s hit Sydney Affolter and Hannah Stuelke with two incredible looks. Affolter is tied with Clark with four points and is holding down for Iowa in the absence of fifth-year starting guard Molly Davis. Davis was warming up on the sideline with a small brace on her knee during a 10-minute practice open to the media on Friday, but she is inactive. Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said she expected him to return by now and was unsure on a timetable for a return.

  • Good pace and plenty of shots to start this game. Iowa led early 15–7.

    Caitlin Clark already has 4 points and 4 assists.

  • Not to get too ahead of ourselves here, but no matter which team wins the next game, it’s going to be a rematch with a spot in the Final Four at stake.

    If Iowa wins, Iowa vs. LSU is a 2023 title game rematch. LSU locked everyone around Kaitlin Clark to win the championship.

    If Colorado wins, a rematch of the Colorado vs. LSU season-opener will occur. Colorado surprised the Tigers, who had taken the No. 1 spot to Las Vegas, with a transfer to their already talented roster. LSU never regained the top spot in the Associated Press rankings.

  • Official tipoff for Iowa-Colorado is at 3:54 p.m. ET. Judging by the roars before Iowa even came out of the tunnel, it’s going to shake out here.

  • UCLA’s season ends just short of the Elite Eight

    If UCLA had hit a few more early shots, this game could have looked very different. Head coach Corey Close made no excuses when asked about it earlier this weekend, but it was one of the tougher trips for the Bruins to get here from Los Angeles. Their plane was delayed and they had to stop to refuel in Kansas City. By the time they reached the hotel and went to sleep, the players said it was about 12:45 a.m. ET. Then they turned around and had to have breakfast by 7:45 in the morning for practice.

    One of the difficulties in these eight-team super-regionals is fitting all the teams in for practice, media availability, meals, etc. before the games start in the afternoon time slot. Days are very busy for everyone. Of course, UCLA will have to get used to this type of travel. The Bruins’ run in the Pac-12 is officially over. UCLA is headed to the Big Ten next year.

  • Final: LSU 78, UCLA 69

    The No. 3 Tigers prevailed over No. 2 UCLA in a thrilling game from start to finish. Flauza Johnson was the hero for LSU with 24 points, 12 rebounds and consecutive big games. The defending champions will advance to the Elite Eight, where they will face the winner of Iowa-Colorado.

  • The Tigers are now on 7th with 12.7 seconds remaining.

  • Angel Reese fouled out with 31 seconds remaining. He said something to the UCLA bench on his way off the court and coach Corey Close is upset about it.

  • Hailey Van Lith hits both free throws and the Tigers are up by 6.

  • And a dismal offense by UCLA on the other end! Barring a miracle, this can happen here. The Tigers will move to the foul line just before 4:00.

  • FloJay Johnson gives Tigers 4 point lead with scoop!

  • Lauren Bates hit the front end and missed the second.

  • Anissa Morrow was whistled for a foul on UCLA’s Betts as she went for a layup. Two shots ahead.

  • Bruins have the ball, down 3 points.

  • The Tigers have a 68-67 lead with only 2 minutes left in the game.

  • What a play from UCLA’s Lauren Bates. Kim Mulkey is beside herself.

  • And now Lauren Bates has four fouls, as does LSU’s Aaliyah Del Rosario. It may come down to who can stay on the floor the longest.

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