NCAA women's roundup: Oregon knocks out No. 2 seed Duke

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NCAA women's roundup: Oregon knocks out No. 2 seed Duke

Ruthy Hebard scored 20 points, helping to send 10th-seeded Oregon to the Sweet 16 for the first time with an upset of host and second-seeded Duke 74-65 in the NCAA Tournament's second round on Monday at Durham, N.C.

It marked the first time a No. 10 seed defeated a No. 2 seed in the women's tournament in 10 years.

Maite Cazorla's 17 points, Lexi Bando's 14 points and Sabrina Ionescu's 13 points also boosted Oregon (22-13). The Ducks meet third-seeded Maryland in a regional semifinal on Friday night at Bridgeport, Conn.

Lexie Brown's 25 points led Duke (28-6), which entered the tournament ranked No. 9 but played its first game this season without Kyra Lambert. She suffered a torn knee ligament in the second quarter of Saturday's rout of Hampton.

No. 1 Connecticut 94, No. 8 Syracuse 64

Kia Nurse made nine 3-pointers and finished with 29 points as the Huskies overwhelmed the Orange in a second-round game at Storrs, Conn.

Gabby Williams and Katie Lou Samuelson each finished with 23 points for the Huskies, who won their 109th consecutive game overall -- including 26 straight in the NCAA Tournament. UConn (34-0) advances to face the winner of Texas A&M-UCLA on Saturday in the Sweet 16 in Bridgeport, Conn.

It is the 24th straight Sweet 16 trip for UConn. Coach Geno Auriemma moved within one of late Tennessee coach Pat Summitt in NCAA Tournament career wins.

Alexis Peterson scored 25 points to lead Syracuse (22-11).

No. 2 Stanford 69, No. 7 Kansas State 48

The Cardinal raced out to a double-digit lead early in the second quarter and never looked back, beating the Wildcats in the second round at Manhattan, Kan.

Stanford advances to the Sweet 16 for the 10th straight season. They will face third-seeded Texas on Friday in Lexington, Ky.

Brittany McPhee was the catalyst in a 22-9 second quarter that opened up the game for Stanford (29-5). She scored nine of her game-high 21 points in the quarter.

Kansas State (23-10) was led by Kindred Wesemann with 11 points.

No. 4 Louisville 75, No. 5 Tennessee 64

Mariya Moore scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter as the Cardinals took control and beat the Lady Vols in Louisville, Ky., to advance to the Sweet 16.

Moore, who finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, made 7 of 10 shots from the field, including all five of her 3-point attempts.

The Volunteers got within five on a three-point play by Jaime Nared with 1:38 to go. But two Asia Durr free throws and a breakaway layup by Briahanna Jackson put Louisville up 71-62 with 54 seconds left. Durr, the Cardinals' leading scorer, had 23 points despite a 2-of-15 shooting stretch in the second and third quarters.

Nared, who made just 2 of 8 shots from the floor in a first-round win over Dayton, bounced back to lead Tennessee with 28 points.


03/20/2017 21:23

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