Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Women's NCAA: DePaul Upsets No. 2 Duke in Second Round; the Blue Devils Commit 21 Turnovers in Their First NCAA Tourney Home-Court Defeat since 1996; WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Women's NCAA: DePaul Upsets No. 2 Duke in Second Round; the Blue Devils Commit 21 Turnovers in Their First NCAA Tourney Home-Court Defeat since 1996; WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT

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Megan Rogowski scored 22 points and Megan Podkowa added 18 to help DePaul upset Duke 74-65 Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Lincoln Regional in Durham, N.C.

Brittany Hrynko added 14 for the seventh-seeded Blue Demons (29- 6). They earned their third appearance in the Round of 16 by hitting 14 3-pointers and forcing second-seeded Duke into 21 turnovers.

"It has to absolutely be the biggest win for this group of young women this season," coach Doug Bruno said of a team that has won 18 of 19.

DePaul will play the winner of today's James Madison-Texas A&M matchup on Saturday in a Lincoln Regional semifinal.

Duke's Elizabeth Williams scored 12 points for Duke (28-7), which lost its first NCAA Tournament game at home since 1996 and was denied its 17th regional semifinal berth in 18 years. Seniors Haley Peters and Tricia Liston each added 11 points for Duke.

"They were on top of our ball handlers, and we didn't handle it very well," Peters said. "We just got a little bit rattled."

Brigham Young 80, Nebraska 76 * Morgan Bailey tied her career high with 18 points as BYU held on to beat Nebraska in Los Angeles in a Lincoln Regional contest. The 12th-seeded Cougars (28-6) moved to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2002. They'll play the winner of today's game between Connecticut and St. Joseph's.

Jordan Hooper had 20 points for No. 4 Nebraska (26-7).

NOTRE DAME REGIONAL

Notre Dame 84, Ariziona State 67 * Natalie Achonwa had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Notre Dame in Toledo, Ohio. The No. 1 Irish (34- 0) have won their last 15 games by double digits, but the No. 9 Sun Devils (23-10) kept it close in a sloppy first half. Notre Dame hosts Oklahoma State in a regional semifinal Saturday.

Oklahoma State 73, Purdue 66 * Brittney Martin had 20 points and 20 rebounds in leading Oklahoma State past Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind It's the third time the Cowgirls (25-8) have reached the Sweet 16. …

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