Notre Dame cruises to open­ing-round win

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - College Basketball -

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.

AL­BANY RE­GION

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.

GREENS­BORO RE­GION

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.

PORTLAND RE­GION

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.

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