NCAA women's roundup: UConn deflates Robert Morris

By The Sports Xchange

Freshman Katie Lou Samuelson scored 22 points and Breanna Stewart had 18 as Connecticut blew out Robert Morris 101-49 Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Storrs, Conn.

The No. 1 Huskies (32-0) took a 37-point lead in the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way. They led by 49 points at the half and 61 going into the fourth quarter.


No. 16 seed Robert Morris (20-13) was led by Anna Niki Stamolamprou's 11 points. Coach Sal Buscaglia is retiring after a 38-year career.

Connecticut, which has won 70 straight games, plays Duquesne in the next round Monday.

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Duquesne 97, Seton Hall 76

Dava'Nyar Workman scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the ninth-seeded Dukes in Storrs, Conn.

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Workman was one of four Dukes (28-5) to score in double figures.


Tabatha Richardson-Smith scored 17 points to lead the No. 8 seed Pirates (23-9).

Maryland 74, Iona 58

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 19 points to pace the No. 2 seed Terrapins in College Park, Md.

Maryland (31-3) allowed the 15th-seeded Gaels (23-12) to get within seven early in the fourth quarter after leading by as many as 19.

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Washington 65, Penn 53

Kelsey Plum scored 24 points as the Huskies got past the Quakers in College Park, Md.

Talia Walton added 18 points for seventh-seeded Washington (23-10).

No. 10 seed Penn (24-5) could have been just the third Ivy League school to win a game in the history of the tournament.

Florida State 72, Middle Tennessee State 55

Leticia Romero scored 17 points to lead the No. 5 seed Seminoles in College Station, Texas.

Florida State (24-7) had 21 turnovers, including 14 in the first half, but was able to hold off the No. 12-seeded Blue Raiders (24-9).

Middle Tennessee's Alex Johnson led all scorers with 22 points.

Oklahoma 61, Purdue 45

Peyton Little scored 20 points as the Sooners advanced past the Boilermakers in Lexington, Ky.


No. 6 seed Oklahoma blocked 13 shots. No players for 11th-seeded Purdue scored in double figures.

Indiana 62, Georgia 58

Tyra Buss scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half as the ninth-seeded Hoosiers knocked off the eighth-seeded Bulldogs at South Bend, Ind.

Amanda Cahill added 14 points for Indiana (21-11). Tiaria Griffin scored 18 to lead Georgia (21-10).

Texas 86, Alabama State 42

Ariel Atkins scored 15 points as the second-seeded Longhorns routed the Hornets at Austin, Texas.

Empress Davenport added 13 points for Texas (29-4). Danielle Clark paced Alabama State (19-12) with 13 points.

UCLA 66, Hawaii 50

Nirra Fields scored 16 points to help the third-seeded Bruins dispatch the Rainbow Wahine at Los Angeles.

Kennedy Burke added 15 points off the bench for the Bruins (25-8). Megan Huff scored 11 points for Hawaii (21-11).

Stanford 85, San Francisco 58

Lili Thompson scored 17 points as the fourth-seeded Cardinal rolled over the 13th-seeded Dons at Stanford, Calif.

Stanford (25-7) prevailed easily in the coaching matchup of Cardinal legend Tara Van Derveer against Jennifer Azzi, one of Stanford's all-time best players. Rachel Howard scored 14 points for San Francisco (21-12).


South Dakota State 74, Miami 71

Madison Guebert scored 19 points and the 12th-seeded Jackrabbits overcame 22 turnovers to upset the fifth-seeded Hurricanes at Stanford, Calif.

Macy Miller added 18 points for South Dakota State (27-6), which is advancing to the second round for the first time since 2009. Adrienne Motley scored 19 points and Laura Cornelius added 18 for Miami (24-9).

South Florida 48, Colorado State 45

Courtney Williams scored 31 points to lead the sixth-seeded Bulls past the 11th-seeded Rams at Los Angeles.

Williams scored 18 points in the second half for South Florida (24-9). Jamie Patrick had 17 points for Colorado State (31-2), which saw its 28-game winning streak come to an end.

Kentucky 85, UNC Asheville 31

Makayla Epps had 24 points as the third-seeded Wildcats built a 37-16 halftime lead and coasted to victory at Lexington, Ky.

Tianna Knuckes led No. 14 seed UNC Asheville with eight points.

Texas A&M 74, Missouri State 64

Courtney Walker scored 29 points and the No. 4 seeded Aggies held off No. 13 Missouri State at College Station, Texas.

Tyonna Snow had 22 points and Kenzie Williams added 18 for Missouri State.


Notre Dame 95, North Carolina A&T 61

Brianna Turner had 16 points and Madison Cable added 15 as the No. 1-seeded Irish advanced easly at South Bend, Ind.

Kala Green led No. 16 North Carolina A&T with 12 points.

Missouri 78, BYU 69

Sophie Cunningham scored 20 points and Jordan Frericks added 19 to power the No. 10 Tigers to an upset of the No. 7 Cougars at Austin, Texas.

Lexi Rydalch scored 21 points and Kalani Purcell added 19 for BYU.

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