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Women's NCAA Tournament Capsules

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 26, 2013 at 11:33 pm •  Published: March 26, 2013
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Andrea Hoover scored 22 points to lead the Flyers (28-3), who got no closer than eight the rest of the way to end the best season in school history.

One of the best seasons for Kentucky will continue in Bridgeport. The Wildcats have the most wins in school history and have reached the regional semifinals for the third time in the past four seasons.

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NORFOLK REGIONAL

NOTRE DAME 74, IOWA 57

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kayla McBride scored a career-high 28 points and top-seeded Notre Dame advanced to the regional semifinals with a win over Iowa.

Skylar Diggins had 16 points as the Fighting Irish (33-1) extended their school-record winning streak to 28 games and finished 13-0 on the road.

Notre Dame will next face 12th-seeded Kansas in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday.

McBride had 23 points in the first half as the Irish built a 12-point advantage. The lead reached 59-39 on Diggins' layup with 15:30 left as Notre Dame reached the round of 16 for the 11th time in 17 seasons.

Bethany Doolittle had 16 points for No. 9 seed Iowa (21-13), which went 0 for 11 from 3-point range and had 21 turnovers.

DUKE 68, OKLAHOMA STATE 59

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Williams had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Duke rallied to beat Oklahoma State.

Haley Peters added 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Tricia Liston scored eight of her 13 in the final 6-plus minutes and Chloe Wells also finished with 13 points for the second-seeded Blue Devils (32-2). They advance to face sixth-seeded Nebraska in the regional semifinals Sunday.

Duke trailed by 15 points in the first minute of the second half before outscoring the seventh-seeded Cowgirls 47-23 during the final 19½ minutes to reach the tournament's second weekend for the 15th time in 16 years.

Liz Donohoe had 14 points to lead Oklahoma State (22-11), which led for nearly all of the first 35 minutes but had 21 turnovers and shot just 2 of 14 over the final 9½ minutes.

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SPOKANE REGIONAL

STANFORD 73, MICHIGAN 40

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Joslyn Tinkle made a career-high five 3-pointers on the way to 21 points in her final home game at Maples Pavilion, and top-seeded Stanford used a spectacular perimeter shooting performance to rout No. 8 seed Michigan and reach the regional semifinals.

Chiney Ogwumike had 12 points and 15 rebounds on a night when the Cardinal's shooters took the pressure off just as coach Tara VanDerveer has been hoping they would.

Sara James shut down Michigan star Kate Thompson and scored nine points, and Stanford (33-2) won its 19th straight game to set up a matchup with fourth-seeded Georgia on Saturday and move a step closer to the program's goal of a sixth straight Final Four.

Jenny Ryan scored 11 points in her final college game to lead Michigan (22-11), which matched its second-lowest scoring output all season.

Tinkle, Stanford's lone senior, shot 7 for 10 and made all of her 3-point attempts as the Cardinal hit a season-best 12 3s. She also had six rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

LSU 71, PENN STATE 66

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Adrienne Webb scored a career-high 29 points, including two crucial free throws with 22 seconds left, and No. 6 seed LSU beat third-seeded Penn State.

Bianca Lutley overcame foul trouble and capped an 18-point night with a tough floater in traffic in the final minute to give LSU (22-11) the lead and another key free throw to make it a four-point game with 8.3 seconds to go.

Webb, a senior, was 10 of 16 in what would have been her last game had LSU lost. Instead, she carried her team to the round of 16 on a night when the Lady Tigers had only seven available players.

LSU next plays No. 2 seed California on Saturday in Spokane, Wash.

Nikki Greene scored 16 points for Penn State (26-6), whose loss meant all four No. 3 seeds were out of the tournament.