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Ohio State upset the UConn women’s basketball team in the Sweet 16

UConn’s record streak of 14 straight Final Four appearances ended with third-seeded Ohio State beating the No. 2 seed Huskies 73-61 on Saturday in the Sweet 16 of the women’s NCAA Tournament.

Cotie McMahon scored 23 points and the Buckeyes (28-7) forced UConn (31-6) into 25 turnovers, ending the Huskies’ season before the national semifinals for the first time since 2008. .

The Buckeyes ended their own Elite Eight drought. Ohio State has not made a regional appearance since 1993. The Buckeyes lost in the title game that year.

Ohio State vs. Connecticut

The Ohio State Buckeyes face the UConn Huskies in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on March 25, 2023 in Seattle, Washington.

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They will play the winner of top-seeded Virginia Tech and fourth-seeded Tennessee on Monday night in the Seattle Region 3 final, risking a trip to Dallas.

Ohio State, which had to rally from a double-digit deficit in the first round against James Madison, used full-court pressure to destroy the Huskies’ offense.

“We really picked the worst day to do things that we’ve struggled with all year,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said in a sideline interview during the game.

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