Saturday's Women's NCAA Tournament Capsules
Sunday, March 20, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tatiyiana McMorris hit a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to send Marquette to a 68-65 win over Texas on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Kathleen Nash couldn’t get a proper shot off for the Longhorns before the buzzer.
Ashley Robinson finished with 19 points to lead the eighth-seeded Golden Eagles (24-8), who will face No. 1 seed Tennessee in the Dayton region on Monday.
The Longhorns (19-14) led by as many as nine and still had a 59-54 advantage when McMorris hit a 3-pointer with 6:58 left to close the gap. Texas committed three fouls in two minutes, and Marquette hit six free throws to take a 65-61 lead.
Kentucky 66, Hampton 62
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Brittany Henderson scored four of her six points in overtime and Kentucky survived a scare from Hampton.
Keyla Snowden led the fourth-seeded Wildcats with 19 points.
The Wildcats (25-8) will face fifth-seeded North Carolina on Monday night.
Gonzaga 92, Iowa 86
SPOKANE, Wash. — Courtney Vandersloot scored a career-high 34 points and Kayla Standish added 30 as 11th-seeded Gonzaga beat No. 6 Iowa on Gonzaga’s home court.
Gonzaga (29-4), the nation’s top scoring team, won its 19th consecutive game.
Iowa (22-9) had to play in front of a large, hostile crowd at Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center, where the Bulldogs have won 30 of their last 31 games. The only loss was to Stanford earlier this season.
Temple 63, Arizona St. 45
SALT LAKE CITY — Victoria Macauley scored 12 points and Shey Peddy set a single-season steals record to lead 10th-seeded Temple to a victory over No. 7 seed Arizona State.
The win avenged a 2008 first-round loss to the Sun Devils.
The Owls (24-8) will face the winner of the Notre Dame-Utah game in a second-round matchup Monday night.
Marist 74, Iowa State 64
DURHAM, N.C. — Kate Oliver scored 16 points and Marist held on after blowing much of a 20-point lead.
Brandy Gang added 13 points as the 10th-seeded Red Foxes (31-2) won their 27th straight game and their NCAA opener for the first time in three years.
Marist used a 25-4 run to build its big lead late in the first half, then came up with a couple of timely baskets after the seventh-seeded Cyclones (22-11) pulled within six with 41⁄2 minutes left in the game.
Tennessee 99, Stetson 34
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Glory Johnson had 14 points and 10 rebounds as Tennessee cruised.
The No. 1 seed Lady Volunteers (32-2) have their sights set on a return to the Final Four after two seasons of frustration in the tournament.
Sixteenth-seeded Stetson managed to hit a few early shots to keep up with Tennessee. The Lady Vols’ size and shooting became too much for the Hatters, though, and a 23-0 run put the game away early.
Tierra Brown, Victoria McGowan and Natasha Graboski each scored seven points for the Hatters (20-13), who shot just 21.2 percent in the first half.
Stanford 86, UC Davis 59
STANFORD, Calif. — Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 22 points and top-seeded Stanford received a welcome early test in its initial step toward a fourth straight trip to the Final Four, beating NCAA first-timer UC Davis.
Kayla Pedersen added 11 points and seven assists, Jeanette Pohlen had 11 points and eight assists as the Cardinal (30-2) ran their school-record winning streak at home to 62 games in packed Maples Pavilion, where an impressive contingent of Aggies fans was among the crowd of 6,515 after making the two-hour drive.
Duke 90, Tenn.-Martin 45
DURHAM, N.C. — Jasmine Thomas scored 18 points for Duke.
Freshmen Chelsea Gray and Haley Peters each added 11 for the Blue Devils (30-3), the No. 2 seed in the Philadelphia Regional.
The Blue Devils led 41-31 at the break and ran off nine straight points to open the second half and blow the game open against the 15th-seeded Skyhawks (21-11).
Notre Dame 67, Utah 54
SALT LAKE CITY — Skylar Diggins and Natalie Novosel scored 20 points apiece, and No. 2 seed Notre Dame held off 15th-seeded Utah.
Utah led late in the first half and was within five points with 8 minutes remaining.
The Utes (18-17) held a 41-34 advantage on the boards but shot just 32.7 percent overall and committed 18 turnovers. Notre Dame (27-7) led 36-33 at halftime and scored the first seven points of the second half to take a 43-33 lead.
DePaul 56, Navy 43
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Felicia Chester had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Katherine Harry added 10 points and a couple big second-half buckets.
Anna Martin added 10 points for the third-seeded Blue Demons (28-6).
Ohio St. 80, Central Fla. 69
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jantel Lavender collected her 75th career double-double with 30 points and 11 rebounds, leading the way as fourth-seeded Ohio State fought off pesky Central Florida.
Samantha Prahalis had 19 points and 10 assists and Brittany Johnson had 14 points for Ohio State (23-9).
Georgia Tech 69, Bowling Green 58
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sasha Goodlett took care of things in the paint with 19 points, and fifth-seeded Georgia Tech used its endless pressure to force 25 turnovers.
The Yellow Jackets (24-10) were angry they had to play a 12 seed in its home state. Alex Montgomery had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Ty Marshall led a second-half surge with 14 points for the Yellow Jackets, making a record fifth straight trip to the NCAA tournament.
Lauren Prochaska had 19 points for Bowling Green (28-5). Chrissy Steffen added 16.
Penn State 75, Dayton 66
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Alex Bentley scored 25 points and sparked Penn State with clutch shooting and pressure defense, lifting the sixth-seeded Lady Lions in their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2005.
Mia Nickson added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Penn State (25-9).
After trailing by 14, Kristin Daugherty drew Dayton (21-12) within 65-63 with 2:59 left in the game.
St. John’s 55, Texas Tech 50
STANFORD, Calif. — Nadirah McKenith scored 14 points, and Eugeneia McPherson had 10.
Centhya Hart added six points and nine rebounds for the ninth-seeded Red Storm (22-10), who held the Lady Raiders to only one basket for more than eight minutes in the second half. Texas Tech went 4 for 22 to start the final half.
Casey Morris scored 10 points and Kierra Mallard had nine points and 10 rebounds in a disappointing early exit for Texas Tech (22-11).
N. Carolina 82, Fresno St. 68
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Italee Lucas scored 22 points and countered the nation’s top 3-point shooting team with four 3-pointers of her own.
The 12th-seeded Bulldogs (25-8) have never won an NCAA tournament game.
UCLA 55, Montana 47
SPOKANE, Wash. — Jasmine Dixon scored 15 points, including a key up-and-under basket with 56 seconds left, and third-seeded UCLA finally shook 14th-seeded Montana in the closing moments.
The Bruins (28-4) committed 19 turnovers and shot just 42 percent.