In a day of women’s basketball upsets, two of the top three nationally-ranked teams were knocked out of the NCAA tournament in regional semifinals Friday. Both teams were No. 1 tournament seeds.
Notre Dame lost to No. 4 seed Stanford, 90-84. Notre Dame is second-ranked nationally, while Stanford is No. 13.
South Carolina also exited the tournament early with an 80-72 loss to No. 4 seed Syracuse. South Carolina is ranked third nationally, while Syracuse is ranked No. 14.
Earlier in the week, No. 2 seed Maryland — the fifth-ranked team in the country — was soundly defeated by unranked Washington, 74-65, a No. 7 tournament seed.