So far, in the second women's NCAA Tournament semifinal, two great defensive teams are cancelling each other out. Both the Baylor Bears and Stanford Cardinal are shooting the ball poorly, and there has not been a high volume of blocks or turnovers. Both teams are just playing good halfcourt defense, and neither is hitting outside shots. At halftime, Baylor leads 25-23.
Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumike, the presumed No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft if Brittney Griner elects to stick around for her senior season, has just seven points on 3-9 shooting. Griner's not doing much better, with seven points on 2-5 shooting. Baylor's Odyssey Sims is struggling with just two points on 1-5 shooting.
Baylor is shooting 31 percent from the floor and Stanford is shooting 33 percent. Better will be expected from both in the second half.