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Defending champion Stanford won't be going back to the NCAA Women's Final Four. Neither will Southwest Missouri State or Western Kentucky.

The 1992 finalists were eliminated Thursday night in regional semifinals. Colorado beat Stanford's 80-67 in the West at Missoula, Mont.; Ohio State defeated Western Kentucky 86-73 in the East at Richmond, Va.; and Louisiana Tech beat Southwest Missouri 59-43 in the Midwest at Nacogdoches, Texas.The regional finals are Saturday and the winner advance to the Final Four in Atlanta, next Saturday and Sunday.

West Regional

Colorado 80, Stanford 67

Shelley Sheetz led Colorado with 28 points and Val Whiting had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Stanford.

"Our No. 1 game plan was to slow down Stanford," Colorado coach Ceal Barry said. "We felt like we needed to keep Stanford between 65 and 70 points."

Texas Tech 87, Southern Cal 67

Sheryl Swoopes, the nation's second-leading scorer with a 29.6 average, had 33 points and Krista Kirland added 26 for Texas Tech. Lisa Leslie had 15 points for Southern California before fouling out.

East Regional

Ohio State 86, W. Kentucky 73

Audrey Burcy and Katie Smith each scored 20 points for Ohio State, which rebounded from a 37-31 halftime deficit.

"Western did a good job switching defenses in the first half," Ohio State coach Nancy Darsch said. "In the second half, we started very aggressively and determined."

Virginia 77, Georgetown 57

Heather Burge had 21 points and Wendy Palmer added 14 for Virginia, which outrebounded Georgetown 48-32.

Mideast Regional

Tennessee 74, North Carolina 54

Tennessee moved within a game of Pat Summitt's 500th career coaching victory with a 46-31 rebounding advantage over North Carolina.

Tiffany Woosley led the Vols with 13 points and Tonya Sampson had 15 for the Tar Heels.

Iowa 63, Auburn 50

Tia Jackson scored 19 points as the Hawkeyes advanced to their third regional final.

Midwest Regional

Vanderbilt 59, Stephen F. Austin 56

Shelley Jarrard and Julie Powell each scored 12 points and 6-foor-10 Heidi Gillingham added 11 points for top-ranked Vanderbilt.

La Tech 59, SW Missouri St. 43

Daniel DaWhitehurst led Louisiana Tech with 22 points.