The Dallas Morning News
Big 12 champs lose in upset
Lockett double-double leads 12-seed Toledo past 5-seed Iowa State
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., — Quinesha Lockett scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as 12th-seeded Toledo knocked off No. 5 seed Iowa State 80-73 for Saturday’s second big upset of the women’s NCAA Tournament.
Toledo became the second 12 seed to win Saturday, joining Florida Gulf Coast not long after its win over Washington State. Toledo now will play No. 4 seed Tennessee on Monday night for a spot in the Sweet 16.
The Rockets (29-4) posted their first NCAA win since 1996 in their ninth tournament appearance overall and first since 2017.
The Big 12 champion Cyclones (22-10) and Big 12 Player of the Year Ashley Joens were looking for a second straight Sweet 16 berth.
Joens led Iowa State with 23 points and 13 rebounds, including a perfect 11-of-11 at the free throw line, but was 0-for-4 in the fourth quarter.
1. Indiana 77, 16. Tennessee Tech 47: In Bloomington, Ind., Sydney Parrish scored 19 points and had eight rebounds to lead the top-seeded Indiana Hoosiers.
Indiana (28-3) next faces ninth-seeded Miami, which beat Oklahoma State.
Maaliya Owens had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Tennessee Tech (23-10).
4. Villanova 76, 13. Cleveland
State 59: In Villanova, Pa., Maddy Siegrist became the fifth women’s player in NCAA history to score 1,000 points in a season and the first-team AP All-American had 35 points to lead fourth-seeded Villanova over Cleveland State.
The Wildcats (29-6) will play No. 12-seed Florida Gulf Coast on Mondayfor the right to advance to the Sweet 16.
Villanova’s 29 wins this season tie the 1981-82 team for most in program history.
Destiny Leo scored 25 points for the Horizon League Tournament champion Vikings (30-5).
12. Florida Gulf Coast 74,
5. Washington State 63: In Villanova, Pa., Maddie Antenucci’s three straight 3s over a 72-second span helped send 12th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast into the second round.
Sha Carter scored 24 points, for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament champs (33-3).
Tara Wallack led the Cougars (23-11) with 16 points.
2. UConn 95, 15. Vermont 52: In Storrs, Conn., Aaliyah Edwards scored a career-high 28 points, Dorka Juhasz added a double-double and No. 2 seed UConn earned its 29th straight win in the first round.
Catherine Gilwee scored 14 points for Vermont (25-7), which had its 17-game winning streak snapped.
UConn (30-5) will play No. 7 seed Baylor on Monday. 3. Ohio State 80, 14. James
Madison 66: In Columbus, Ohio, Cotie McMahon scored 18 points to help No. 3 seed Ohio State pull away from No. 14 seed James Madison.
McMahon made her team’s first 3-pointer with 5:18 left in the third quarter to give Ohio State (26-7) the lead for good.
James Madison (26-8) shot 37.9% in the second half and turned it over 21 times, its most in 10 games. 4. Tennesee 95, 13. Saint Louis 50: In Knoxville, Tenn.,
Jordan Horston scored 21 points, and Rickea Jackson added 18 as the fourth-seeded Tennessee Lady Vols (24-11) improved to 25-0 in first-round games at home.
The first NCAA Tournament appearance ended quickly for the Billikens (17-18) the Atlantic 10 Conference champs. 6. North Carolina 61, 11. St. John’s 59: In Columbus, Ohio, Deja Kelly (Duncanville) had a go-ahead three-point play with two seconds left, and No. 6 seed North Carolina (22-10) hung on to beat 11th-seeded St. John’s (23-9).
Kelly led North Carolina with 18 points.
5. Louisville 83 12. Drake
81: In Austin, Hailey Van Lith scored 13 points over the final five minutes, including five in a row in the final 16 seconds, and No. 5 Louisville held off No. 12 Drake.
Louisville (24-11) will face either Texas or East Carolina for a chance to make the Sweet 16 for a sixth straight year.
Katie Dinnebier scored 20 points for Drake (22-10). 6. Colorado 82, 11. Middle Tennessee 60: In Durham, N.C., Frida Formann scored 21 points, and Colorado made 13 3-pointers to roll past Middle Tennessee.
Colorado (24-8), which will be in the second round for the first time since 2003, meets Duke on Monday.
Anastasiia Boldyreva’s 16 points led Middle Tennessee (28-5).