Video: Elena Delle Donne scores 33 points in Sweet 16 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats

ESPN's highlights from the Delaware Blue Hens' 69-62 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, including the post game interview with senior Elena Delle Donne.

Bigger, faster and stronger.

But then again so was UNC.

Bigger, faster and stronger.

But the Delaware Blue Hens had Elena Delle Donne while the Kentucky Wildcats did not.

"Bigger, faster and stronger" is how Delaware coach Tina Martin summed up Kentucky's 69-62 win over Delaware in the Sweet 16 at Bridgeport. And she was right.

Delaware characteristically fell behind 41-27 at the half, but cut the lead to 62-60 with 2:47 remaining.

Kentucky went on a 7-2 run to close out the win.

Martin took Della Donne out with 10 seconds remaining in the game and she received a standing ovation from the Delaware fans and even some of the UConn faithful on hand. It was the end of her college career and maybe the start of one of the great pro careers.

The 6-foot-5 star had 33 points on 11-23 shooting and 11-11 in free throws. She also had 9 rebounds.

Trumae Lucas had 11 but the rest of the Delaware team did not step up to the same extent as they did against UNC.

Jennifer O'Neill led Kentucky with 19 points, including 4-for-9 from 3 point land. A'dia Mathies, the second best player on the court, had 16.

Kentucky had 11 players play at least 5 minutes.

For more on the game, check out the Kentucky perspective in our Bridgeport region storystream.

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