UConn’s Tiffany Hayes gets by Penn St.’s Nikki Greene during the first half of the Huskies’ win.
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KINGSTON, R.I. — Bria Hartley scored 20 points to lead a balanced Connecticut offense and help the top-seeded Huskies beat fourth-seeded Penn State 77-59 on Sunday in the Kingston Regional semifinals.
Leading 36-27 late in the first half, UConn (32-4) used a 17-2 run spanning halftime to blow the game open. Mia Nickson scored 19 points and Maggie Lucas added 15 to lead Penn State (26-7).
No. 2 Kentucky 79, No. 11 Gonzaga 62
Keyla Snowden made five 3-pointers, hitting a pair of them to turn back Gonzaga’s last charge.
Snowden had 17 points and Samarie Walker scored 16 with 12 rebounds for Kentucky (28-6). Kayla Standish scored 25 for Gonzaga (28-6).
No. 1 Notre Dame 79, No. 5 St. Bonaventure 35
RALEIGH, N.C. — Natalie Novosel scored 16 points, Kalia Turner scored 14 points, and Kayla McBride added 10 for the top-seeded Irish (33-3).
CeCe Dixon had 13 points and Doris Ortega added 11 for the fifth-seeded Bonnies (31-4).
No. 2 Maryland 81, No. 3 Texas A&M 74
RALEIGH, N.C. — Laurin Mincy had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Maryland rally. Alyssa Thomas added 21 points and nine rebounds for the Terrapins (31-4), who trailed by 18 points in the first half and by 11 midway through the second half.
Freshman Alexia Standish scored 19 points to lead Texas A&M (24-11).