LEXINGTON, Ky. – Talia Walton scored 30 points, Chantel Osahor had 19 points and 17 rebounds and seventh-seeded Washington beat third-seeded Kentucky 85-72 on Friday night in an NCAA Lexington Regional semifinal.
Kelsey Plum added 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help Washington reach its first regional final since 2001 in Spokane. The Huskies (25-10) will seek the first Final Four appearance in school history Sunday when they face No. 1 seed Notre Dame or No. 4 seed Stanford in the regional final.
Washington has shown a knack for delivering in hostile territory. The Huskies followed up their second-round upset of No. 2 seed Maryland on the Terrapins’ home floor by surprising the Wildcats at Rupp Arena.
Makayla Epps scored 30 points for Kentucky (25-8). Evelyn Akhataor had 10 points and 14 rebounds, and Alexis Jennings added 12 points and 10 rebounds.