Notre Dame cruises to opening-round win
Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and teammate Jessica Shepard had a double-double as No. 1 seed host Notre Dame beat 16th seed Bethune-Cookman 92-50 on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Ogunbowale hit 8-of-15 shots while adding three steals for the Fighting Irish (31-3), who never trailed in the Chicago Regional game.
No. 9 Michigan State 88, No. 8 Central Michigan 87: Shay Colley’s driving layup with 7.6 seconds left lifted Michigan State to a victory over Central Michigan in South Bend, Ind.
No. 3 Maryland 73, No. 14 Radford 51: Taylor Mikesell scored 16 points, Kaila Charles had 14 points and
nine rebounds, and host Maryland used a relentless defensive effort to overpower Radford.
No. 6 UCLA 89, No. 11
Tennessee 77: UCLA put a rapid end to Tennessee’s 38th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, using an impressive performance by Michaela Onyenwere to secure a victory in College Park, Md.
No. 7 BYU 73, No. 10 Auburn 64: Brenna Chase had 19 points, seven assists and three blocked shots.
No. 11 Missouri State 89, No. 6 DePaul 78: Alexa Willard and Danielle Gitzen each scored 20 points and Missouri State stunned DePaul in Ames, Iowa, snapping the Blue Demons’ five-game winning streak in openinground games. No. 5 Gonzaga 68, No. 12 Little Rock 51: Katie Campbell had 15 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and Gonzaga downed Little Rock in Corvalis, Ore.
No. 3 N.C. State 63, No. 14 Maine 51: Kiara Leslie scored 20 points and host North Carolina State beat Maine. No. 6 Kentucky 82, No. 11 Princeton 77: Taylor Murray scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half, and Kentucky beat Princeton in Raleigh, N.C.
No. 8 California 92, No. 9 North Carolina 72: Kristine Anigwe extended her season-long streak of double-doubles with 18 points and 22 rebounds as California rallied from a 12-point deficit in the first half to beat North Carolina in Waco, Texas.
No. 6 South Dakota State 76, No. 11 Qunnipiac 65: Macy Miller scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead South Dakota State over Quinnipiac in Syracuse, N.Y. No. 3 Syracuse 70, No. 14 Fordham 49: Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia just missed a triple-double with 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to lead the host Orange past Fordham.