Louisville, Ky. • Alyssa Thomas scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as fourth-seeded Maryland upset No. 1 seed Tennessee 73-62 on Sunday in the Louisville Region semifinal.
The Terrapins (27-6) reached their ninth regional final and first since 2012. They did it against a program the Terps had beaten only four times previously and never before in the NCAA tournament. Maryland improved to 5-10 against Tennessee (29-6) with a little revenge for their previous tournament loss in the 1989 Final Four.
The Lady Vols’ self-titled “GrindFor9” in their chase for a ninth national championship is over. They will miss the Final Four for a sixth straight season. This hurts even more with the national championship game being played April 8 in Nashville just 179 miles from their home in Knoxville.
Meighan Simmons scored 31 points for Tennessee.
Thomas scored the most points allowed to a single player by Tennessee this season.
Stanford 82, Penn State 57 • Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points and 15 rebounds, Mikaela Ruef produced a career performance on both ends, and second-seeded Stanford reached the regional final on its home floor. The Cardinal (32-3) built a big first-half lead and rolled against the third-seeded Lady Lions.
• Maryland 73,Tennessee 62
• Louisville 73, LSU 47• Stanford 82,Penn State 57• North Carolina 65, South Carolina 58
• Baylor vs. Notre Dame, 5:30 p.m.
• Texas A&M vs.Connecticut, 7:30 p.m.