Plum, Washington deny Penn's Ivy try 65-53 in 1st round

BY foxsports • March 19, 2016

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Kelsey Plum and Washington finally got going on offense and prevented an Ivy League surprise in the women's NCAA Tournament, with the nation's third-leading scorer producing 24 points and seven assists Saturday in the Huskies' 65-53 victory over Penn.

Like the rest of her team in the first-round game, Plum did not shoot all that well - 9 for 25, including 1 for 8 on 3s - but she took over when it mattered most, scoring or assisting on Washington's first 14 points of the fourth quarter, breaking open a tight game.

Talia Walton added 18 points for No. 7 seed Washington (23-10), which faces host Maryland on Monday in the second round of the Lexington Regional.

Penn (24-5), seeded 10th, led 25-24 at halftime in its bid to become only the third Ivy League school to win a game in the history of the women's tourney.

share story