(11) James Madison 72, (6) Gonzaga 63: Kirby Burkholder had 28 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Dukes (29-5) to a win over the Bulldogs (29-5) in College Station, Texas.
(9) Saint Joseph’s 67, (8) Georgia 57: Erin Shields had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the Hawks (23-9) to a win over the Bulldogs (20-12) in Storrs, Conn. Ashley Robinson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Saint Joseph’s, which won in the tournament for the first time in 14 years. Erika Ford had 16 points to lead Georgia.
(1) UConn 87, (16) Prairie View A&M 45: Breanna Stewart led a balanced offense with 19 points and 10 rebounds as the defending champion Huskies (35-0) routed the Panthers (14-18) in Storrs, Conn. LaReahn Washington scored 13 points to lead Prairie View.
(3) Texas A&M 70, (14) North Dakota 55: Courtney Walker had 19 points and eight rebounds and the Aggies (25-8) used a 14-0 run to pull away from tournament newcomer North Dakota (22-10) in College Station, Texas. Madi Buck led North Dakota with 22 points and nine rebounds.
(3) Louisville 88, (14) Idaho 42: Sara Hammond led five players in double figures with 16 points and the Cardinals (31-4) rolled past the Vandals (25-9) in Iowa City, Iowa.
(4) Maryland 90, (13) Army 52: Alyssa Thomas had 13 points and 14 rebounds, Lexie Brown scored 21 and the Terrapins (25-6) closed the first half with 20 straight points to roll past the Black Knights (25-8) in College Park, Md.
(5) Texas 79, (12) Penn 61: Imani McGee-Stafford had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Longhorns (22-11) rallied from a 15-point, first-half deficit to beat the Quakers (23-6) in College Park, Md., Texas’ first NCAA win since 2008. Alyssa Baron scored 25 points to lead Penn.
(7) LSU 98, (10) Georgia Tech 78: Danielle Ballard scored 24 points and the Lady Tigers (20-12) led wire-to-wire in a victory over the Yellow Jackets (20-12) in Baton Rouge, La. Sydney Wallace and Tyaunna Marshall each scored 20 for Georgia Tech.
(2) West Virginia 76, (15) Albany 61: Christal Caldwell scored 26 points, Bria Holmes added 20, and the Mountaineers (30-4) defeated the Great Danes (28-5) in Baton Rouge, La. Megan Craig led Albany with 23 points.
(6) Iowa 87, (11) Marist 65: Theairra Taylor scored 22 points, Bethany Doolittle added 21 and the Hawkeyes (27-8) blew out the Red Foxes (27-7) in Iowa City, Iowa.
(1) South Carolina 73, (16) Cal State Northridge 58: Tiffany Mitchell scored 24 points, Alaina Coates added 13, and the Gamecocks (28-4) pulled away from the Matadors (18-15) in Seattle. Janae Sharpe led Cal State Northridge with 26 points.
(4) North Carolina 60, (13) Tennessee-Martin 58: Xylina McDaniel scored the go-ahead basket off an offensive rebound with 56 seconds left to help the Tar Heels (25-9) overcome an 18-point second half deficit and defeat the Skyhawks (24-8) in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina trailed 50-32 with 10:51 left in the game when Diamond DeShields, who scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half, ignited a 15-0 run. Heather Butler finished with 19 points for UT Martin.
(9) Oregon State 55, (8) Middle Tennessee State 36: Sydney Wiese made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points, and the Beavers (24-10) ousted the Blue Raiders (29-5) in Seattle.
(5) Michigan State 91, (12) Hampton 61: Freshman Aerial Powers had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Annalise Pickrel added 21 points and the Spartans (23-9) defeated the Pirates (28-5) in Chapel Hill, N.C. Nicole Hamilton led Hampton with 19 points.
(3) Penn State 61, (14) Wichita State 56: Maggie Lucas scored 22 points, rallying the Lady Lions (23-7) from an early scare in a 62-56 win over the Shockers (26-7) in State College, Pa. Lucas led Penn State back from an 11-point hole.
(11) Florida 83, (6) Dayton 69: Cassie Peoples scored 21 points and all five Florida starters scored in double figures, leading the Gators (20-12) past the Flyers (23-8) in State College, Pa. Andrea Hoover led Dayton with 22 points and Celeste Edwards scored 15 points. Hoover and Edwards helped the Flyers storm to a 15-point lead in the second before Florida started to rally.
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