Duquesne moves on to face UConn
It was quite a debut for the Duquesne women's team in the NCAA Tournament Saturday. The No. 9 seed in the Bridgeport Regional thoroughly beat No. 8 seed Seton Hall. Their reward? UConn, which is on a 70-game winning streak and seeking its fourth straight national title.
A glance at Day 2:
NO. 1 UCONN 101, NO. 16 ROBERT MORRIS 49: At Storrs, Conn., freshman Katie Lou Samuelson scored 22 points as UConn began its quest for a fourth consecutive national title with a rout of Robert Morris.
Two-time national player of the year Breanna Stewart added 18 points for the Huskies (33-0), who are working toward the program's 11th NCAA championship.
Anna Niki Stamolamprou had 11 for Robert Morris (20-13) in the final game for coach Sal Buscaglia, who is retiring after a 38-year career.
The Huskies have won 70 consecutive games, which matches the second-longest winning streak in team and NCAA history.
They play Duquesne on Monday night.
NO. 9 DUQUESNE 97, NO. 8 SETON HALL 76: At Storrs, Conn., Deva'Nyar Workman scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Duquesne to a successful NCAA debut with a win over Seton Hall.
Workman led four players in double figures for the Dukes (28-5), who used a 15-0 third-quarter run to stretch a six-point halftime lead.
NO. 3 UCLA 66, NO. 14 HAWAII 50: At Los Angeles, Nirra Fields scored 16 points and Monique Burke added 15 as UCLA defeated a cold-shooting Hawaii.
NO. 6 SOUTH FLORIDA 48, NO. 11 COLORADO STATE 45: At Los Angeles, Courtney Williams came off the bench and scored 31 points and South Florida held on late to defeat Colorado State.
NO. 10 MISSOURI 78, NO. 7 BYU 69: At Austin, Texas, freshman Sophie Cunningham scored 20 points, most of it in a dominant third quarter, and Missouri upset BYU for the Tigers' first NCAA Tournament win since 2001.
NO. 2 TEXAS 86, NO. 15 ALABAMA STATE 42: At Austin, Texas, Ariel Atkins scored 15 points and Texas used a dominant third quarter on its home court to roll to a win over Alabama State.
NO. 5 FLORIDA STATE 72, NO. 12 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE 55: At College Station, Texas, junior guard Leticia Romero scored 17 points for Florida State to help lead the Seminoles past Middle Tennessee.
NO. 4 TEXAS A&M 74, NO. 13 MISSOURI STATE 65: At College Station, Texas, freshman Anriel Howard set an NCAA Tournament record with 27 rebounds, Courtney Walker scored 29 points and Texas A&M overcame the suspension of starter Courtney Williams to beat Missouri State.
NO. 1 NOTRE DAME 95, NO. 16 NORTH CAROLINA A&T 61: At South Bend, Ind., Brianna Turner scored 16 points, Madison Cable added 14 points and seven rebounds and Notre Dame dominated inside to beat North Carolina A&T as the Fighting Irish began their pursuit of a sixth-straight Final Four appearance.
NO. 9 INDIANA 62, NO. 8 GEORGIA 58: At South Bend, Ind., Tyra Buss scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half to lead Indiana to a win over Georgia.
NO. 12 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 74, NO. 5 MIAMI 71: At Stanford, Calif., Macy Miller and Gabby Boever combined for three free throws over the final 35.6 seconds to bail out their teammates' poor shooting late at the line, and South Dakota State stunned Miami.
NO. 4 STANFORD 85, NO. 13 SAN FRANCISCO 58: At Stanford, Calif., Tara VanDerveer and Jennifer Azzi held their embrace a bit longer than a typical pregame greeting between coaches, then the Hall of Fame Stanford coach guided the Cardinal into the second round by beating her former star player and Azzi's San Francisco team.
NO. 6 OKLAHOMA 61, NO. 11 PURDUE 45: At Lexington, Ky., Peyton Little scored 20 points, Maddie Manning added 12 and Oklahoma blocked 13 shots to shut down 11th-seeded Purdue 61-45 for a first-round NCAA Tournament victory on Saturday.
NO. 3 KENTUCKY 85, NO. 14 UNC ASHEVILLE 31: At Lexington, Ky., Makayla Epps scored 24 points and Kentucky routed UNC Asheville for its biggest NCAA Tournament victory margin in school history.
NO. 2 MARYLAND 74, NO. 15 IONA 58: At College Park, Md., Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 19 points, and Maryland ruined Iona's debut in the NCAA Tournament with a sloppy 74-58 victory Saturday.
NO. 7 WASHINGTON 65, NO. 10 PENN 53: At College Park, Md., Kelsey Plum and Washington finally got going on offense and prevented an Ivy League surprise in the women's NCAA Tournament, with the nation's third-leading scorer producing 24 points and seven assists in the Huskies' victory over Penn.