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NCAA women's tournament: Stanford advances to Elite Eight

NCAA women's tournament: Stanford advances to Elite Eight

Erica McCall had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Karlie Samuelson scored 15 points and Stanford outlasted Texas for a 77-66 win on Friday night to reach the Lexington (Ky.) Regional final.

The second game this season between the schools ended with another Cardinal win despite the team shooting 42% and committing 14 turnovers. But second-seeded Stanford (31-5) made eight of 14 in the third quarter and held Texas (25-9) to 33% to grab a 54-49 lead entering the fourth and eventually extending it to double digits by making seven of eight free throws.

The Cardinal also outrebounded the third-seeded Longhorns 41-35 to earn their second straight Elite Eight appearance, and will face...

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