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Griner dunks, leads Baylor with 33

OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL

No. 1 BAYLOR 82,No. 16 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M 40

WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner had 33 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks, and a dunk as defending champion Baylor opened the tournament.

Griner's record 15th dunk was the first of several plays that drew big roars from the crowd with the game well in hand in the second half. The Lady Bears (33-1), the overall No. 1 seed, won their 31st straight game.

No. 4 PURDUE 77,No. 13 LIBERTY 43

LOUISVILLE — Purdue’s Courtney Moses scored 21 points, hitting 5 of 8 from 3-point range.

Sam Ostarello had 10 points and 17 rebounds for Purdue. KK Houser added 15 points.

Devon Brown led Liberty with 21 points.

No. 5 LOUISVILLE 74,MIDDLE TENNESSEE 49

LOUISVILLE — The Cardinals’ Shoni Schimmel scored 20 points.

Monique Reid added 15 points for Louisville. Kortni Jones led Middle Tennessee with 14 points.

No. 8 FLORIDA STATE 60,No. 9 PRINCETON 44

WACO, Texas — Leonor Rodriguez and Morgan Toles each scored 12 points for Florida State.

The Seminoles won their 10th straight first-round game and denied the Tigers their first NCAA tournament victory.

Niveen Rasheed nine points on 3-of-15 shooting for the Tigers (22-7).

 

BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL

No. 2 KENTUCKY 61,No. 15 NAVY 41

NEW YORK — DeNesha Stallworth scored 18 points and Jennifer O'Neill added nine of her 12 points in the second half to lead Kentucky.

Alix Membreno and Jade Geif scored nine each to lead Navy (21-12).

No. 7 DAYTON 96,No. 10 ST. JOHN'S 90

NEW YORK — Andrea Hoover scored a career-high 24 points as Dayton outlasted St. John's in a double overtime win.

Nadirah McKenith led her team with 22 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds before fouling out.

No. 3 NORTH CAROLINA 59,No. 14 ALBANY 54

NEWARK, Del. — Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a career-high 30 points for North Carolina.

North Carolina trailed 28-23 at halftime and 48-44 with less than 10 minutes left before rallying behind Ruffin-Pratt, who scored 17 of the Tar Heels' final 21 points — including two clinching free throws with 10.8 seconds left.

No. 6 DELAWARE 66,No. 11 WEST VIRGINIA 53

NEWARK, Del. — Elena Delle Donne scored 33 points and led a second-half surge.

Delle Donne, a 6-foot-5 senior, scored 17 points after halftime.

Ayana Dunning had 15 points and 10 rebounds for 11th-seeded West Virginia.

 

NORFOLK REGIONAL

No. 2 DUKE 67,No. 15 HAMPTON 51

DURHAM, N.C. — Tricia Liston scored 13 of her 20 points in the second half as Duke pulled away.

Elizabeth Williams added 18 points and Haley Peters finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils.

No. 7 OKLAHOMA STATE 73,No. 10 DEPAUL 56

DURHAM, N.C. — Toni Young scored 20 of her 25 points in the first half to help Oklahoma State.

No. 1 NOTRE DAME 97,No. 16 TENNESSEE-MARTIN 64

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jewell Loyd scored 27 points for top-seeded Notre Dame. Kayla McBride had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Fighting Irish.

 

SPOKANE REGIONAL

No. 1 STANFORD 72,No. 16 TULSA 56

STANFORD, Calif. — Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points, eight rebounds, and three assists for Stanford. Amber Orrange added 14 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Cardinal.

No. 3 PENN STATE 85,No. 14 CAL POLY 65

BATON ROUGE — Maggie Lucas scored 19 points, and Alex Bentley added 18 for Penn State.

The 6-foot-2 Mia Nickson, 6-3 Talia East and 6-4 Nikki Greene combined for 32 rebounds, and the Lady Lions outrebounded Cal Poly 52-40 overall.

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