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QUINNIPIAC 68, MARQUETTE 65
Quinnipiac Coach Tricia Fabbri walked across the court after the final buzzer, her arms in the air as she looked toward the Bobcats’ fan base.
“Welcome to March Madness,” Fabbri said.
And welcome to the second round, Quinnipiac.
Jennifer Fay scored 20 points, and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac held on in a frantic final minute to upset fifth-seeded Marquette, 68-65, on Saturday in Coral Gables, Fla., in a Stockton Region first-round game in the NCAA tournament.
The Bobcats (28-6) led by 19 midway through the third quarter, saw the lead cut to two late and then prevailed when Natisha Hiedeman’s three-pointer for Marquette rimmed out as time expired.
“I think we really flew unjustly into the NCAA tournament,” Fabbri said. “The only way that was going to change was a win here today. And we took care of business.”
Paula Strautmane scored seven of her 15 points in the fourth quarter for the Bobcats.
Erika Davenport scored a game-high 21 points for Marquette (25-8), the Big East tournament champion whose eightgame winning streak ended.
Quinnipiac, which has won 11 straight games, picked up its firstever NCAA tournament win.
The Bobcats will face Miami in the second round Monday.
MIAMI 62, FLORIDA GULF COAST 60: Keyona Hayes scored 16 points, including the go-ahead basket inside with 1.5 seconds left, and the fourth-seeded Hurricanes (24-8) rallied to beat the 13thseeded Eagles (26-9) in Coral Gables, Fla.
CONNECTICUT 116, ALBANY 55: Napheesa Collier and Kia Nurse each scored 24 points as the top-seeded Huskies (33-0) routed the 16th-seeded seed Great Danes (21-12) in Storrs, Conn., in the Bridgeport Region for the program’s 108th consecutive win and 25th straight in the NCAA tournament.
U-Conn. is going for its fifth consecutive NCAA title.
SYRACUSE 85, IOWA STATE 65: Brittney Sykes scored 28 points and Alexis Peterson had 25 to lead the eighth-seeded Orange (22-10) past the ninth-seeded Cyclones (18-13) in Storrs, Conn.
Syracuse will face U-Conn. on Monday in a rematch of last year’s national title game.
TEXAS A&M 63, PENN 61: Khaalia Hillsman had 27 points, and the fifth-seeded Aggies (22-11) overcame a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun the 12th-seeded Quakers (22-8) in Los Angeles for the biggest comeback in NCAA women’s tournament history.
Texas A&M will meet UCLA on Monday in a Bridgeport Region second-round game.
UCLA 83, BOISE STATE 56: Jordin Canada had 15 points and 16 assists to help the fourth-seeded Bruins (24-8) beat the 13th-seeded Broncos (25-8) in Los Angeles.
OREGON 71, TEMPLE 70: Ruthy Hebard hit a jumper with 5.5 seconds left to lift the 10thseeded Ducks (21-13) past the seventh-seeded Owls (24-8) in a Bridgeport Region game in Durham, N.C.
Oregon will face Duke in the second round.
DUKE 94, HAMPTON 31: Rebecca Greenwell had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the secondseeded Blue Devils (28-5) routed the 15th-seeded Pirates (20-13) in Durham, N.C.
STANFORD 72, NEW MEXICO STATE 64: Alanna Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Karlie Samuelson finished with 17 points and the No. 2-seeded Cardinal (29-5) survived an upset bid to beat the No. 15-seeded Aggies (24-7) in Manhattan, Kan., in the Lexington Region.
Playing nearly 1,800 miles from home because of a scheduling conflict at Maples Pavilion, Stanford trailed by nine early on.
KANSAS STATE 67, DRAKE 54: Breanna Lewis had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kindred Wesemann added 16 points and the seventh-seeded Wildcats (23-10) beat the 10th-seeded Bulldogs (28-5) in Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State eased into a matchup with Stanford on Monday night for a spot in the Sweet 16.
BAYLOR 119, TEXAS SOUTHERN 30: Kalani Brown scored 21 points, and the top-seeded Lady Bears (31-3) overwhelmed the 16th-seeded Tigers (23-10) in an Oklahoma City Region game in Waco, Tex., for the most lopsided win in NCAA women’s tournament history.
The 89-point margin broke the previous record 74-point victory by Tennessee over North Carolina A&T (111-37) in 1994.
Baylor’s 119 points were the most ever scored in regulation of a NCAA women’s tournament game.
CALIFORNIA 55, LSU 52: Asha Thomas scored 18 points and made a tiebreaking three with 1:19 left, and the ninth-seeded Bears (20-13) defeated the eighth-seeded Tigers (20-12) in Waco, Tex.
California will play Baylor on Monday.
LOUISVILLE 82, CHATTANOOGA 62: Asia Durr scored 27 points to lead the fourth-seeded Cardinals (28-7) past the 13thseeded Mocs (21-11) in Louisville in an Oklahoma City Region game.
Louisville will next face Tennessee on Monday.
TENNESEE 66, DAYTON 57: Diamond DeShields scored 24 points to lead the fifth-seeded Lady Vols (20-11) past the 12thseeded Flyers (22-10) in Louisville.
OKLAHOMA 75, GONZAGA 62: Vionise Pierre-Louis had 17 points, nine rebounds and nine blocks, and the No. 6-seeded Sooners (23-9) held off the 11thseeded Bulldogs (26-7) in an Oklahoma City Region game in Seattle.
Oklahoma will play Washington next.
WASHINGTON 91, MONTANA STATE 63: Kelsey Plum scored 17 of her 29 points in the second half, and the third-seeded Huskies (28-5) defeated the 14thseeded Bobcats (25-7) in Seattle.
Quinnipiac’s Aryn McClure drives against Marquette’s Allazia Blockton. The 12th-seeded Bobcats earned their 11th straight win.