The Cats have beaten Elena Delle Donne to advance to the Elite Eight after wearing down the Blue Hens through stifling defensive pressure. Jennifer O’Neill was the MVP for the Hoops squad, scoring 19 points, but A’dia Mathies had a strong game as well, scoring 16 points and nine rebounds, enough to move her past 2,000 points in her career. Mathies is the second woman and only the fifth player male or female to ever achieve that milestone. For Delaware, Delle Donne scored 33 points (11-11 free throw shooting) and 9 rebounds, and although her teammates stepped up in the second half to help her carry the load, it wasn’t enough. Wilder will be by shortly with the recap. The Hoops will face the winner of UCONN-Maryland next.