Chloe Jackson scored the go-ahead basket with 40 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter as top-seeded Baylor advanced to the NCAA Women's Tournament championship game with a 72-67 victory over second-seeded OR on Friday night in Tampa, Fla.
The Bears had three different players in double figures led by Kalani Brown with 19 points.
After Sabally's game-tying 3-pointer, Baylor point guard Chloe Jackson cut through Oregon's defense easily for a layup, and the Bears' defense - the nation's most powerful, thanks to Brown and Cox - did the rest. Chloe Jackson delivered a tiebreaking layup with 39 seconds left and Brown and Cox finished out the victory with free throws for the overall top-seeded team.
The Ducks led 34-33 at halftime after a four-point play by Ionescu with eight seconds remaining.
After Oregon's heartbreaking loss in Friday's national semifinal, there were just two players uncontrollably sobbing in the team's locker room. The senior made a running scoop layup with just 30 seconds to play to put Baylor in the lead.
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Resigning After Clashes With President Trump On Immigration
Most notably, however, she has become the face of the Trump administration's fierce anti-immigration policy. He insists that the arrival of immigrants across the southern US border constitutes a national emergency.
Chavez was dressed down for Friday's game, despite not practicing with the team since they arrived in Florida on Tuesday.
Sabrina Ionescu, who led OR to its first appearance in the Women's Final Four, is staying for her senior season. I'm really proud of them. Now it's time for you to take this All-American game, this Final Four game, this hot prospect game, this OR women's basketball program-leading game. and take it to the next, next level. "No magical words", Mulkey said. I just don't know if we ever got our game going. "If we can get here again, or sometime soon, now we'll have a little bit of experience and that always helps". Baylor was going to pound the ball inside. Much is made of Baylor's size with Cox and 6-7 Kalani Brown, but the Lady Bears' length on the perimeter - DiDi Richards and Juicy Landrum spent most of the game guarding her - bothered Ionescu. The Aces had been pegged as going for Ionescu, if she became available, or 6-7 Teaira McCowan from Mississippi State. She gave OR a 34-33 halftime lead by making a long 3 while being bumped to the ground by Baylor's DiDi Richards. Oregon, facing the pressure of the Bears and of the moment, tightened up and missed its final five shot attempts.
Ionescu announced her decision on The Players Tribune in a piece that was perfectly penned by the Ducks Junior.
The Bears held opponents to an NCAA-low 31.3 percent field goal percentage in the regular season.
Boley drained a 3-pointer to give OR a 55-52 lead with 1:10 remaining in the third quarter before Brown answered with a jumper on the next possession.