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NCAA women: UConn overwhelms Idaho in tourney opener
Connecticut's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (right) pulls down a rebound against Idaho's Connie Ballestero (left) and Connecticut's Kelly Faris (34) in Storrs, Conn., Saturday. Connecticut won 105-37.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led six Connecticut players in double figures as the Huskies routed Idaho 105-37.
Mosqueda-Lewis finished with 22 points, all in the first half. Morgan Tuck had 18, and Moriah Jefferson added 16 for the Huskies (30-4), who advanced to the second round for the 20th straight time in their 25th consecutive tournament appearance.
The Huskies will play eighth-seeded Vanderbilt on Monday. The Commodores beat Saint Joseph's 60-54 earlier Saturday.
Stacey Barr had 14 points for Idaho (17-16), which was playing its second NCAA tournament game ever after upsetting Seattle for the Western Athletic Conference title.
No. 8 Vanderbilt 60, No. 9 Saint Joseph's 54
STORRS, Conn. - Tiffany Clarke had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Vanderbilt (23-8) over Saint Joseph's.
Chatilla van Grinsven scored 14 points, all in the second half, for Saint Joseph's (20-12).
No. 4 Maryland 72, No. 13 Quinnipiac 52
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Alyssa Thomas had 29 points and 13 rebounds, and Maryland (25-7) spoiled Quinnipiac's debut in the NCAA women's tournament.
Tianna Hawkins had 23 points and 16 rebounds for Maryland, which will next face Michigan State.
Felicia Barron scored 13 for Quinnipiac (30-3) .
No. 5 Michigan State 55, No. 12 Marist 47
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Kiana Johnson scored 16 points, Annalise Pickrel added 14 and Michigan State halted Marist's string of first-round NCAA upsets.
Jasmine Thomas added 10 points for the Spartans (25-8).
Casey Dulin scored 13 points for the Red Foxes (26-7).
No. 2 Tennessee 83, No. 15 Oral Roberts 62
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Meighan Simmons scored 18 points, and Tennessee (25-7) defeated Oral Roberts in their first NCAA tournament game of the post-Pat Summitt era.
No. 10 Creighton 61, No. 7 Syracuse 56
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - McKenzie Fujan scored a career-high 24 points as Creighton (25-7) held off a late Syracuse rally and earn their first NCAA tournament victory since 1994.
Kayla Alexander, the leading scorer in Syracuse history, had 23 points and eight rebounds for the Orange (24-8).
No. 3 UCLA 66, No. 14 Stetson 49
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nirra Fields led UCLA's balanced offense with 13 points and the Bruins (26-7) rolled to a win over Stetson.
Victoria McGowan had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Stetson (24-9).
No. 6 Oklahoma 78, No. 11 C. Michigan 73
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Joanna McFarland had 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Aaryn Ellenberg scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half to lead Oklahoma to a victory over Central Michigan (21-12).
No. 3 Texas A&M 71, No. 14 Wichita State 45
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Kristi Bellock tied a career high with 18 points and Texas A&M (25-9) routed Wichita State (24-10).
No. 6 Nebraska 73, No. 11 Chattanooga 59
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Jordan Hooper made four 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 21 points, helping Nebraska (25-9) rally from nine points down to beat Chattanooga.
Taylor Hall scored 13 and Alex Black added 12 to lead the 11th-seeded Lady Mocs (29-4).
No. 4 South Carolina 74, No. 13 South Dakota St. 52
BOULDER, Colo. - Ashley Brunner had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead South Carolina (25-7) over South Dakota State (25-8).
No. 12 Kansas 67, No. 5 Colorado 52
BOULDER, Colo. - Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis each scored 14 points and 12th-seeded Kansas (19-13) upset No. 5 seed Colorado (25-7) on the Buffaloes' home floor.
No. 2 California 90, No. 15 Fresno State 76
LUBBOCK, Texas - Brittany Boyd scored 21 points and added a career-high 13 rebounds to lead California (29-3) over Fresno State.
Ki-Ki Moore scored a career-high 33 points for Fresno State (24-9).
No. 10 South Florida 71, No. 7 Texas Tech 70
LUBBOCK, Texas - Inga Orekhova scored 20 points, including five 3s, to lead No. 10 South Florida (22-10) past host Texas Tech.
Hyde scored 20 points and Chynna Brown added 17 to lead Texas Tech (21-11).
No. 5 Iowa State 72, No. 12 Gonzaga 60
SPOKANE, Wash. - Chelsea Poppens scored 19 points, Hallie Christofferson scored 11 of her 18 in the second half, and Iowa State (24-8) beat Gonzaga.
Taelor Karr led Gonzaga (27-6) with 15 points.
No. 4 Georgia 70, No. 13 Montana 50
SPOKANE, Wash. - Jasmine Hassell scored 16 points, Shacobia Barbee added 13, and fourth-seeded Georgia used a big run midway through the second half to pull away from Montana.
The Lady Bulldogs (26-6), face Iowa State on Monday .
Torry Hill led 13th-seeded Montana (24-8) with 11 points.
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