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Hebard leads Oregon to 83-69 win over Central Michigan

Ruthy Hebard had 23 points and 14 rebounds, Sabrina Ionescu just missed another triple-double with 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and second-seeded Oregon beat No. 11 seed Central Michigan 83-69 on Saturday in the Spokane Region semifinal of...

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The biggest drama at the conclusion of Oregon's 83-69 win over Central Michigan was whether Ducks star Sabrina Ionescu would record her 11th career triple-double and second in this year's NCAA tournament. Ionescu fell one rebound shy, but will have more opportunities as Oregon advances to take on No. 1 seed Notre Dame in Monday's regional final. The Ducks used their size advantage to end the Chippewas' run, which had seen them take out two higher-seeded teams to reach the Sweet 16. Oregon held a decisive 42-24 advantage in points in the paint.

Ionescu makes epic play for Ducks (0:28)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Central Michigan cut Oregon's lead down to nine with 4:36 left in the third quarter, but the Ducks responded with an 11-2 run to finish the period. Justine Hall capped the surge with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving Oregon a 66-48 lead as we head to the final quarter.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Ruthy Hebard powered No. 2 seed Oregon to a 40-25 halftime lead over 11th seed Central Michigan. Dominating smaller Chippewa defenders, Hebard put up 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 17 minutes of action. Central Michigan, which made 14 3-pointers in winning at Ohio State to reach the Sweet 16, shot just 3-of-14 on 3s in the first half.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon is exploiting its size advantage over 11th-seeded Central Michigan, which starts just one player taller than 6-foot-1. Led by eight points on 4-of-6 shooting from Ruthy Hebard, the Ducks have gotten 14 points in the paint and lead the Chippewas 24-12 after one quarter in Spokane.

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145dKevin Pelton

Notre Dame, Oregon will collide in Elite Eight

The top-seeded Irish didn't lose their composure after trailing No. 4 Texas A&M by double digits, while the No. 2 Ducks were never really threatened by surprising 11-seed Central Michigan.

AP Photo/Steve Cannon
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What's in a number?

Buffalo coach Felisha Legette-Jack and Central Michigan coach Sue Guevara discuss their Sweet 16 runs in the latest Around the Rim podcast with LaChina Robinson. Plus, WNBA champ Candace Parker helps preview the regional semifinals.

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Mid-majors making noise in the tourney, more

LaChina Robinson delves into the mid-majors that are making noise in the NCAAW tourney and chats with University of Buffalo coach Felisha Legette-Jack and Central Michigan's Sue Guevara. Plus, WNBA champion Candace Parker joins to break down the Sweet 16!

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Expert picks: Predicting the Sweet 16

A pair of No. 11 seeds brought the #MACtion to the Sweet 16. Can Buffalo and Central Michigan pull off more upsets, or will chalk favor a field that still includes all the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds?

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150dMechelle Voepel and Graham Hays

First look at the women's NCAA tournament Sweet 16 field

All four No. 1 seeds and each No. 2 seed reached the regional semifinals. Only 16 teams are left. How did they advance to the Sweet 16 -- and what must they do to keep moving along in March?

Central Michigan or Cinderella? (0:46)
Central Michigan lighting it up from deep (0:19)
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151dMechelle Voepel

Central Michigan stuns Ohio State in Columbus

On a night when Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell moved into second on the NCAA all-time scoring list, Central Michigan pulled off the upset to make its first Sweet 16 and keep the Buckeyes from potentially reaching the Final Four in their own backyard.

Brett Wilensky ESPN 

After upset win for CMU's first tournament victory...forward Renya Frost is spotted in team hotel studying and eating brain food (broccoli). 2nd round game vs Ohio State is Monday 6:30 PM on ESPN2

No. 11 Central Michigan upsets No. 6 LSU in CMU's first-ever NCAA tournament win (0:33)
Steve Cannon/AP Photo
152dGraham Hays

Mid-majors ruled Day 2 of women's NCAA tournament

Talking about parity is tricky on the same day UConn scored nearly 100 points in a half. But No. 12 seed Florida Gulf Coast and 11 seeds Central Michigan, Buffalo and Creighton ensured mid-majors will be represented in the second round.

Micaela Kelly nails her 3rd triple of the game (0:20)
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152dGraham Hays

Moore, No. 11 Central Michigan upset No. 6 LSU

Central Michigan's starters scored all but four of its 78 points in leading the No. 11 Chippewas to an upset win over No. 6 LSU in the first round on Saturday.

Can LSU slow down Central Michigan? (1:12)
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Cent Michigan women edge Buffalo 96-91 to capture MAC title

Micaela Kelly and Presley Hudson scored 26 points apiece, Tinara Moore and Reyna Moore had double-doubles and Central Michigan earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament with a 96-91 win over Buffalo on Saturday in the Mid-American Conference championship...

Vandy shoots efficiently but loses to Central Michigan (0:30)
Ogunbowale does it all for Notre Dame (1:00)