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Amna Subhan | NCAA.com | April 1, 2022

March Madness: South Carolina defeats Louisville to advance to title game

South Carolina vs. Louisville - Women’s NCAA tournament Final Four highlights

After falling just short in last year’s Final Four, No. 1 South Carolina took care of business against No. 1 Louisville, 72-59, to advance to the title game.

Double-doubles are typical for Gamecocks star Aliyah Boston, but the Naismith Player of the Year took it to the next level by scoring 23 points, 18 rebounds and four assists — and even hit a 3-pointer to match Louisville's output from the entire team.

South Carolina’s defense stifled Louisville offensively. The Gamecocks limited leading scorer Hailey Van Lith, keeping her to only 4 for 10 shooting. She had only 9 points after reaching 20+ in the four previous NCAA tournament games.

Senior forward Emily Engstler stepped up, scoring 18 points while pulling down nine boards, but fouled out with less than 5 minutes in the fourth. 

Engstler retreated to the bench in tears feeling the national championship hopes slip away, something South Carolina knew well just a year ago. 

South Carolina will next play for the program's second national title.

Click here to read the quarterly updates from South Carolina's Final Four victory.

GAMES TIME (ET) TV CITY
National Championship — Sunday, April 3
No. 1 South Carolina 64, No. 2 UConn 49 8 p.m. ESPN Minneapolis, Minnesota
RESULTS TIME NETWORK LOCATION
First Four — Wednesday, March 16
No. 16 Howard 55, No. 16 Incarnate Word 53 7 p.m. ESPNU Columbia, South Carolina
No. 11 Dayton 88, No. 11 DePaul 57 9 p.m. ESPNU Ames, Iowa
First Four — Thursday, March 17
No. 16 Longwood 74, No. 16 Mount St. Mary's 70 7 p.m. ESPN2 Raleigh, North Carolina
No. 11 Missouri State 61, No. 11 Florida State 50 9 p.m. ESPN2 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
First Round — Friday, March 18
No. 8 Miami (FL) 78, No. 9 South Florida 66 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Columbia, South Carolina
No. 10 South Dakota 75, No. 7 Ole Miss 61 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 Waco, Texas
No. 10 Creighton 84, No. 7 Colorado 74 1:30 p.m. ESPNN Iowa City, Iowa
No. 1 South Carolina 79, No. 16 Howard 21 2 p.m. ESPN Columbia, South Carolina
No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast 84, No. 5 Virginia Tech 81 2:30 p.m. ESPNU College Park, Maryland
No. 9 Gonzaga 68, No. 8 Nebraska 55 3:30 p.m. ESPNN Louisville, Kentucky
No. 2 Baylor 89, No. 15 Hawai'i 49 4 p.m. ESPN2 Waco, Texas
No. 2 Iowa 98, No. 15 Illinois State 58 4 p.m. ESPN Iowa City, Iowa
No. 4 Maryland 102, No. 13 Delaware 71 5 p.m. ESPNU College Park, Maryland
No. 7 Utah 92, No. 10 Arkansas 69 5:30 p.m. ESPNN Austin, Texas
No. 1 Louisville 83, No. 16 Albany 51 6 p.m. ESPN2 Louisville, Kentucky
No. 8 Kansas 77, No. 9 Georgia Tech 58 7:30 p.m. ESPNU Stanford, California
No. 6 Georgia 70, No. 11 Dayton 54 7:30 p.m. ESPNN Ames, Iowa
No. 2 Texas 70, No. 15 Fairfield 52 8 p.m. ESPN2 Austin, Texas
No. 1 Stanford 78, No. 16 Montana State 37 10 p.m. ESPN2 Stanford, California
No. 3 Iowa State 78, No. 14 UT Arlington 71 10 p.m. ESPNU Ames, Iowa
First Round — Saturday, March 19
No. 9 Kansas State 50, No. 8 Washington State 40 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Raleigh, North Carolina
No. 2 UConn 83, No. 15 Mercer 38 1 p.m. ABC Storrs, Connecticut
No. 11 Villanova 61, No. 6 BYU 57 1 p.m. ESPNN Ann Arbor, Michigan
No. 3 Indiana 85, No. 14 Charlotte 51 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 Bloomington, Indiana
No. 1 NC State 96, No. 16 Longwood 68 2 p.m. ESPN Raleigh, North Carolina
No. 6 Ohio State 63, No. 11 Missouri State 56 2:30 p.m. ESPNU Baton Rouge, Louisiana
No. 4 Tennessee 80, No. 13 Buffalo 67 3 p.m. ABC Knoxville, Tennessee
No. 3 Michigan 74, No. 14 American 39 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Ann Arbor, Michigan
No. 7 UCF 69, No. 10 Florida 52 3:30 p.m. ESPNN Storrs, Connecticut
No. 11 Princeton 69, No. 6 Kentucky 62 4 p.m. ESPN Bloomington, Indiana
No. 3 LSU 83, No. 14 Jackson State 77 5 p.m. ESPNU Baton Rouge, Louisiana
No. 12 Belmont 73, No. 5 Oregon 70 (2OT) 5:30 p.m. ESPN2 Knoxville, Tennessee
No. 5 North Carolina 79, No. 12 Stephen F. Austin 66 7:30 p.m. ESPNN Tucson, Arizona
No. 5 Notre Dame 89, No. 12 UMass 78 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 Norman, Oklahoma
No. 4 Arizona 72, No. 13 UNLV 67 10 p.m. ESPN2 Tucson, Arizona
No. 4 Oklahoma 78, No. 13 IUPUI 72 10 p.m. ESPNU Norman, Oklahoma
Second Round — Sunday, March 20
No. 10 Creighton 64, No. 2 Iowa 62 1 p.m. ABC Iowa City, Iowa
No. 4 Maryland 89, No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast 65 3 p.m. ESPN College Park, Maryland
No. 1 South Carolina 49, No. 8 Miami (Fla.) 33 3 p.m. ABC Columbia, South Carolina
No. 2 Texas 78, No. 7 Utah 56 5 p.m. ESPN Austin, Texas
No. 10 South Dakota 61, No. 2 Baylor 47 6 p.m. ESPN2 Waco, Texas
No. 1 Louisville 68, No. 9 Gonzaga 59 7 p.m. ESPN Louisville, Kentucky
No. 3 Iowa State 67, No. 6 Georgia 44 8 p.m. ESPN2 Ames, Iowa
No. 1 Stanford 91, No. 8 Kansas 65 9 p.m. ESPN Stanford, California
Second Round — Monday, March 21
No. 1 NC State 89, No. 9 Kansas State 57 4 p.m. ESPN Raleigh, North Carolina
No. 3 Michigan 64, No. 11 Villanova 49 6 p.m. ESPNU Ann Arbor, Michigan
No. 5 Notre Dame 108, No. 4 Oklahoma 64 6 p.m. ESPN2 Norman, Oklahoma
No. 4 Tennessee 70, No. 12 Belmont 67 7 p.m. ESPN Knoxville, Tennessee
No. 3 Indiana 56, No. 11 Princeton 55 8 p.m. ESPNU Bloomington, Indiana
No. 6 Ohio State 79, No. 3 LSU 64 8 p.m. ESPN2 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
No. 2 UConn 52, No. 7 UCF 47 9 p.m. ESPN Storrs, Connecticut
No. 5 North Carolina 63, No. 4 Arizona 45 10 p.m. ESPN2 Tucson, Arizona
Sweet 16 — Friday, March 25
No. 1 South Carolina 69, No. 5 North Carolina 61 7 p.m. ESPN Greensboro, North Carolina
No. 2 Texas 66, No. 6 Ohio State 63 7 p.m. ESPN2 Spokane, Washington
No. 1 Stanford 72, No. 4 Maryland  66 9:30 p.m. ESPN Spokane, Washington
No. 10 Creighton 76, No. 3 Iowa State 68 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 Greensboro, North Carolina
Sweet 16 — Saturday, March 26
No. 1 NC State 66, No. 5 Notre Dame 63 11:30 a.m. ESPN Bridgeport, Connecticut
No. 2 UConn 75, No. 3 Indiana 58 2 p.m. ESPN Bridgeport, Connecticut
No. 1 Louisville 76, No. 4 Tennessee 64 4 p.m. ESPN2 Wichita, Kansas
No. 3 Michigan 52, No. 10 South Dakota 49 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 Wichita, Kansas
Elite Eight — Sunday, March 27
No. 1 South Carolina 80, No. 10 Creighton 50 7 p.m. ESPN Greensboro, North Carolina
No. 1 Stanford 59, No. 2 Texas 50 9 p.m. ESPN Spokane, Wash.
Elite Eight — Monday, March 28
No. 2 UConn 91, No. 1 NC State 87 (2OT) 7 p.m. ESPN Bridgeport, Connecticut
No. 1 Louisville 62, No. 3 Michigan 50 9 p.m. ESPN Ames, Iowa
Final Four — Friday, April 1
No. 1 South Carolina 72, No. 1 Louisville 59 7 p.m. ESPN Minneapolis, Minnesota
No. 2 UConn 63, No. 1 Stanford 58 9:30 p.m. ESPN Minneapolis, Minnesota

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