Aaryn Ellenberg's jumper with 1:56 left in the game lifted No. 11 Oklahoma into a lead the Sooners could finally hold onto, beating No. 25 Gonzaga 82-78 in a semifinal-round battle in the preseason WNIT on Thursday.
Asia Taylor scored 23 points and No. 5 Louisville held No. 14 LSU scoreless for 5:35 during a 21-0 second-half run en route to an 88-67 rout of the Tigers in Thursday night's semifinal of the preseason WNIT.
It may be the Preseason WNIT semifinals, but the first round is on Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz, who said he will buy the first 2,500 beers for of-age fans who attend the No. 5 Cardinals' game against No. 14 LSU on Thursday night.
Toni Young scored 25 points, Tiffany Bias added 17 points and 11 assists and Oklahoma State ended a season marked by tragedy by beating James Madison 75-68 on Saturday to win the program's first WNIT championship.