TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - With history already made, the Arizona Wildcats wanted to keep the dance party going a little longer.
Aari McDonald scored a game-high of 33 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Wildcats to a 66-53 win over Indiana in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA women’s tournament.
The Wildcats (20-5) and Indiana (21-6) were in the quarterfinals for the first time.
Trinity Baptiste also had a double-double for Arizona with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Mackenzie Holmes paced Indiana with 20 points and eight rebounds.
Arizona Wildcats will play No 1 UConn in one of the two semifinal games set for Friday, April 2. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. (Arizona time) and the game will be on ESPN. The Huskies held off Baylor 69-67 earlier in the day Monday.
Arizona opened the tourney with a 79-44 win over Stony Brook before beating BYU 52-46 in the second round and Texas A&M 74-59 in the Sweet 16. Indiana opened with a 63-32 rout of Virginia Commonwealth. The Hoosiers then beat Belmont 70-48 before upsetting No. 1 seed N.C. State in the Sweet 16.
On the other side of the bracket, Stanford will battle Louisville and South Carolina will face Texas in the quarterfinals Tuesday.