Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Women's NCAA Tournament Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Women's NCAA Tournament Roundup

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Top-seeded Connecticut wins big

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points to help top-seeded Connecticut beat Prairie View A&M 83-47 on Saturday in Bridgeport, Conn., in the opening round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.

Bria Hartley added 18 points and Stefanie Dolson had all 15 of her points in the first half for the Huskies (30-4). Latia Williams scored 20 points to lead Prairie View (17-16).

No. 8 Kansas State 67, No. 9 Princeton 64 o Branshea Brown scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Kansas State (20- 13) at Bridgeport, Conn.

Niveen Rasheed had 20 points for Princeton (24-5). The Tigers lost for the first time in 18 games and for the third consecutive year in the first round of the tournament.

No. 2 Kentucky 68, No. 15 McNeese State 62 o Keyla Snowden scored 11 points, Azia Bishop added 10 and Kentucky squeaked by in Ames, Iowa. SEC Player of the Year A'dia Mathies had just six points for the Wildcats (26-6).

Caitlyn Baggett had 22 points and Hull scored 20 with 13 rebounds for McNeese State (26-8).

No. 7 Green Bay 71, No. 10 Iowa State 57 o Lydia Bauer and Sarah Eichler each scored 16 points and seventh-seeded Green Bay (31-1) rolled over host Iowa State (18-13), which committed 30 turnovers and lost its NCAA tournament opener for the second straight year.

No. 3 Miami 70, No. 14 Idaho State 41 o Shenise Johnson scored 20 points and added four assists as Miami (26-5) beat overmatched Idaho State (27-5) in Spokane, Wash.


No. 2 Tennessee 72, No. 15 Tennessee-Martin 49 o Meighan Simmons scored 20 points and Tennessee gave coach Pat Summitt a victory in Rosemont, Ill., over the school where she played. Glory Johnson added 14 points and 12 rebounds as Tennessee (25-8) pulled away in the second half. Tennessee-Martin finishes at 23-9.

No. 7 DePaul 69, No. 10 BYU 55 o Anna Martin led a balanced attack with 17 points as DePaul (23-10) beat BYU (26-7) in Rosemont, Ill.


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