After two consecutive years in the Elite Eight, triple queen Sabrina Ionescu and her Oregon Ducks defeated the NCAA tournament, and with their 88-84 win over Mississippi State they booked a trip to the first Final Four in program history ,
The back and forth game was a duel between two dominant, contrasting superstars. For the Bulldogs, the SEC player of the year Teaira McCowan had the inside, scored 19 points and brought 15 rebounds. But Ionescu was outwardly superior and had beaten her last five strikes in the fourth quarter to achieve a 31-point performance with 7 rebounds and 8 assist. If it was most important in the last five minutes, she felt she could not go wrong.
The loss means that it will not create this MSU team their third national championship game in a row, which is certainly a brutal hit for a senior as big like McCowan was. But if someone earns at least one shot on the biggest stage, then Sabrina Ionescu, whose ducks will hit either Baylor or Iowa in the next round.