Sweet 16 surprise! Duke women’s basketball upsets Ohio State in NCAA Tournament shocker

Down but not out, the Duke Blue Devils women’s basketball team stared a 16-point deficit in the face and found a way to advance in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

Behind junior Reigan Richardson’s 28 points, Duke rallied to beat Ohio State, 75-63, in an NCAA Tournament second-round game at Columbus, Ohio.

In coach Kara Lawson’s fourth season at the school, Duke (22-11) advances to the program’s first Sweet 16 since 2018. The Blue Devils will play in the Regional 3 semifinals in Portland, Oregon, against the winner of Monday night’s Syracuse-Connecticut game.

Duke limited the Big 10 regular-season champion Buckeyes (26-6) to 40.7% shooting, including 29.6% in the second half. Ohio State made just 1 of 11 3-point attempts. That’s a big reason why the Blue Devils were able to come back from a 36-32 halftime deficit

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