Tiffany Mitchell and Alaina Coates each scored 14 points and No. 1 seed South Carolina built a big first-half lead and cruised to its third Sweet 16 in four years with a 97-68 NCAA tournament victory over Syracuse on Sunday night in Columbia, S.C.
Aleighsa Welch added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks (32-2) in the Greensboro Regional game.
Welch had 11 points and Asia Dozier hit three of her four three-pointers in the opening period for the Gamecocks, who used a 21-5 run to take control.
Syracuse (22-10) trailed by 28 at halftime and never got within 20 points.
Notre Dame 79, DePaul 67 - Michaela Mabrey scored 19 points, hitting five three-pointers, Taya Reimer and Brianna Turner added 14 points each as top-seeded Notre Dame beat No. 9 seed DePaul in South Bend, Ind., in the Oklahoma City Regional.
The Fighting Irish had a 51-32 rebounding edge, with Turner pulling down 11 rebounds and Reimer had 10. Notre Dame (33-2) held DePaul to 36 percent shooting to advance to the Sweet 16 for the sixth straight season. DePaul (27-8) fell a win shy of advancing to the round of 16 for a second straight season.
Texas 73, California 70 - Imani McGee-Stafford had 20 points and 11 rebounds while creating a daunting mismatch inside, and fifth-seeded Texas advanced to the program's first Sweet 16 in 11 years with a win against No. 4 seed California in Berkeley, Calif.
The Longhorns will face the winner of Monday's Rutgers-Connecticut game in the Albany Regional.
Gonzaga 76, Oregon State 64 - The No. 11 seed Bulldogs, paced by Emma Wolfram with a career-high 17 points, held off a furious late rally by the Beavers for a victory in the Spokane Regional.
Gonzaga (26-7) advances to the Sweet Sixteen to face the winner of Monday's game between Tennessee (28-5) and Pittsburgh (20-11).
Dayton 99, Kentucky 94 - Ally Malott scored 28 points and Amber Deane added 23 to lead No. 7 seed Dayton to an upset of second-seeded Kentucky in Lexington.
Deane hit a three-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to send the Flyers (27-6) to their first Sweet 16 in the Albany Regional.
The Flyers will face the winner of Monday's game between Louisville and South Florida in the regional semifinals.