Wildcats beat Hoosiers, advance to Final Four for first time in school history

Arizona will battle No. 1 seed UConn in a semifinal matchup at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 2

Wildcats beat Hoosiers, advance to Final Four for first time in school history
The University of Arizona women's basketball team was playing in the Elite Eight for the first time in school history. (Source: Arizona Athletics)

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.

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