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Baylor's Brittney Griner (42) shoots against Prairie View A&M's Latia Williams (23) and Shamiya Brooks (right) on Sunday in Waco, Texas.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
WACO, Texas - Brittney Griner had 33 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks, and defending champion Baylor (33-1) opened the NCAA tournament with an 82-40 victory against Prairie View A&M on Sunday night.
Gabrielle Scott led Prairie View (17-15) with 14 points.
Baylor will play Florida State Tuesday.
No. 8 Florida State 60, No. 9 Princeton 44
WACO, Texas - Leonor Rodriguez and Morgan Toles each scored 12 points and Florida State (23-9) beat Princeton.
Niveen Rasheed nine points for the Tigers (22-7).
No. 9 Iowa 69, No. 8 Miami 53
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Samantha Logic had 23 points with 11 rebounds and host Iowa beat eighth-seeded Miami.
Melissa Dixon added 13 points in the second half for the Hawkeyes (21-12), which will face top-seeded Notre Dame Tuesday night in Iowa City.
Morgan Stroman had 15 points and Shawnice Wilson had 15 points and 18 rebounds for the Hurricanes.
No. 8 Michigan 60, No. 9 Villanova 52
STANFORD, Calif. - Kate Thompson hit a key 3-pointer down the stretch and another late jumper to finish with 17 points, and No. 8 seed Michigan overcame a cold-shooting first half to beat ninth-seeded Villanova.
Michigan (22-10) will face Stanford (32-2) on the Cardinal's home floor Tuesday night.
Laura Sweeney scored 16 points and Devon Kane added 12 to lead Villanova (21-11).
No. 6 LSU 75, No. 11 Green Bay 71
BATON ROUGE, La. - Danielle Ballard capped a 16-point performance by hitting a key free throw with 4 seconds to go, and LSU held off Green Bay.
Theresa Plaisance also scored 16, Adrienne Webb 15 and Bianca Lutley 13 for sixth-seeded LSU (21-11), which survived to meet Penn State in the second round Tuesday.
Sarah Eichler scored 22 for No. 11 seed Green Bay (29-3).
No. 2 Kentucky 61, No. 15 Navy 41
QUEENS, N.Y. - DeNesha Stallworth scored 18 points and Jennifer O'Neill added nine of her 12 points in the second half to lead Kentucky (28-5)over Navy.
Alix Membreno and Jade Geif scored nine each to lead Navy (21-12).
No. 6 Delaware 66, No. 11 West Virginia 53
NEWARK, Del. - Elena Delle Donne scored 33 points and led a second-half surge that carried Delaware (31-3) past West Virginia.
Ayana Dunning had 15 points and 10 rebounds for 11th-seeded West Virginia (17-14).
No. 7 Dayton 96, No. 10 St. John's 90, 2 OT
NEWARK, Del. - Andrea Hoover scored a career-high 24 points and Dayton outlasted St. John's in double overtime.
McKenith led St. John's (18-13) with 22 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.
No. 2 Duke 67, No. 15 Hampton 51
DURHAM, N.C. - Tricia Liston scored 13 of her 20 points in the second half and Duke pulled away to beat Hampton.
Elizabeth Williams added 18 points and Haley Peters finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (31-2).
Keiara Avant had 18 points to lead Hampton (28-6).
No. 3 North Carolina 59, No. 14 Albany 54
NEWARK, Del. - Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a career-high 30 points, and North Carolina squeezed past Albany to stagger into the second round.
North Carolina trailed 48-44 with just under 10 minutes left before rallying behind Ruffin-Pratt, who scored 17 of the Tar Heels' final 21 points.
Waltiea Rolle had 14 points and 14 rebounds for North Carolina (29-6), which will face Delaware (31-3) on Tuesday .
No. 1 Notre Dame 97, No. 16 UT-Martin 64
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Jewell Loyd scored 27 points and top-seeded Notre Dame blew past Tennessee-Martin.
Kayla McBride had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (32-1).
Heather Butler scored 23 of her season-high 37 points in the first half for UT-Martin (19-15) .
No. 4 Purdue 77, No. 13 Liberty 43
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Courtney Moses scored 21 points, hitting 5 of 8 from 3-point range, and Purdue (25-8) routed Liberty (27-7).
Devon Brown led Liberty with 21 points.
No. 5 Louisville 74, Middle Tennessee 49
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Shoni Schimmel scored 20 points, and fifth-seeded Louisville (25-8) beat Middle Tennessee.
Kortni Jones led Middle Tennessee with 14 points (25-8).
No. 1 Stanford 72, No. 16 Tulsa 56
STANFORD, Calif. - Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points, eight rebounds and three assists, and top-seeded Stanford pulled away in the second half from the 16th seed.
Amber Orrange added 14 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Cardinal (32-2).
No. 3 Penn State 85, No. 14 Cal Poly 65
BATON ROUGE, La. - Maggie Lucas scored 19 points, Alex Bentley added 18 and third-seeded Penn State (26-5) overwhelmed NCAA women's tournament newcomer Cal Poly.
Molly Schlemer led Cal Poly (21-11) with 24 points.
No. 7 Oklahoma St. 73, No. 10 Depaul 56
DURHAM, N.C. - Toni Young scored 20 of her 25 points in the first half to help Oklahoma State beat DePaul.
Liz Donohoe added 14 points for the seventh-seeded Cowgirls (22-10). Young also grabbed 13 rebounds.
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