For a while, it looked like two-time defending champion UConn would suffer a shocking defeat in the Sweet 16 of the Women's NCAA bracket. The Huskies trailed No. 5 seed Georgetown by seven points midway through the second half, but the Huskies eventually rallied, going on a 16-2 run to wrest control and eventually hold on for a 68-63 win.
Georgetown held a 53-46 lead with 9:36 remaining before UConn stepped up its intensity. The Huskies held Georgetown to just one field goal over the next six and a half minutes in a decisive run. The Hoyas rallied again late as UConn got sloppy, but it wasn't quite enough to get back in front.
Maya Moore struggled with her shot at times, but still ended up with 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead UConn. Monica McNutt led the way for Georgetown with 17 points. UConn will face the winner of DePaul vs. Duke in the Elite Eight on Tuesday.
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No. 1 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 5 Georgetown Hoyas, 68-63.
No. 2 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 3 DePaul Blue Demons, Sunday, March 27, 2:30 p.m.