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Women’s NCAA Tournament Roundup: Pitt wins, faces OU-Ga.-Tech victor

By The Associated Press Modified: March 24, 2009 at 12:54 am •  Published: March 24, 2009
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photo - Pittsburgh’s Shavonte Zellous, left, and Gonzaga’s Janelle Bekkering battle for a loose ball during the first half Monday. AP PHOTO
Pittsburgh’s Shavonte Zellous, left, and Gonzaga’s Janelle Bekkering battle for a loose ball during the first half Monday. AP PHOTO
SEATTLE — Shavonte Zellous scored nine of her 24 points in the final 4 minutes, and Pittsburgh capitalized on Gonzaga’s youthful mistakes in the closing minutes of a 65-60 win in the second round of the Oklahoma City Regional on Monday night. Zellous scored on a pair of drives off Gonzaga turnovers in the final two minutes then hit a pair of free throws for a 63-60 lead with 15.9 seconds left.

Pitt faces the winner of tonight’s Oklahoma-Georgia Tech game.

→Purdue 85, North Carolina 70: Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton and Brittany Rayburn led five Boilermakers in double digits with 18 points apiece, and sixth-seeded Purdue beat third-seeded North Carolina in the second round of the OKC Regional after losing to the Tar Heels in two of the past three NCAA Tournaments. The Boilermakers (24-10) will play Rutgers on Sunday in their third regional semifinals trip in four years.

→Rutgers 80, Auburn 52: Epiphanny Prince scored 27 points as the seventh-seeded Scarlet Knights (21-2) made it out of the second round for the fifth straight year. The Knights benefited from playing at home in the NCAAs for the first time since 2001.

→Arizona State 63, Florida State 58: Danielle Orsillo’s 3-pointer with 32 seconds left lifted the Sun Devils (25-8), who will play the winner of tonight’s Texas A&M-Minnesota game on Sunday in Trenton, N.J. After Orsillo’s 3, Mara Freshour missed a 3-point attempt for third-seeded Florida State with 22 seconds remaining.


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