No. 1 Baylor women rout Texas Tech in Big 12 quarterfinals
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kalani Brown and NaLyssa Smith scored 14 points each and No. 1 Baylor routed Texas Tech 100-61 on Saturday in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals for its 21st straight victory.
Moon Ursin and Chloe Jackson added 12 points apiece for the Lady Bears (29-1). Baylor will play Kansas State in the semifinals.
Chrislyn Carr scored 25 points for Texas Tech (14-17).
NO. 2 UCONN 92, EAST CAROLINA 65
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored a season-high 37 points and UConn, playing with All-American Katie Lou Samuelson sidelined by a back injury, beat East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals.
Crystal Dangerfield and Christyn Williams each scored 16 points for UConn (29-2). The Huskies will play South Florida in the semifinals.
Lashonda Monk scored 20 points for East Carolina (16-15).
NO. 3 LOUISVILLE 78, NO. 9 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 68
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Asia Durr scored 22 points and Louisville beat North Carolina State to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship game.
Arica Carter had 16 points, and Sam Fuehring added14 points and 12 rebounds for the Cardinals (29-2, 14-2). They will face Notre Dame (29-3, 14-2) in the title game.
Elissa Cunane scored 20 points for North Carolina State (26-5, 12-4).
NO. 4 NOTRE DAME 91, NO. 18 SYRACUSE 66
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jackie Young had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Notre Dame routed Syracuse in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals.
Jessica Shepard added 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Marina Mabrey finished with 16 points to help the Fighting Irish (29-3) reach their ninth straight conference final — a run that includes all six years of their membership in the ACC.
Tiana Mangakahia scored 14 points for Syracuse (24-8).
NO. 5 MISSISSIPPI STATE 71, MISSOURI 56
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Teaira McCowan had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead Mississippi State into the Southeastern Conference tournament final for a fourth straight season.
Anriel Howard added 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bulldogs (29-2) pull away in the final two quarters to beat the only SEC opponent they’ve lost to the past two regular seasons. They will face Arkansas on Sunday.
Sophie Cunningham scored a season-high 33 points for Missouri (23-10).
NO. 6 OREGON 88, NO. 25 UCLA 83, OT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ruthy Hebard scored 28 points and Oregon got past UCLA on in overtime in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals.
With the game tied at 83, Satou Sabally made a driving layup with 59 seconds left. UCLA twice had a chance to take the lead, but Kiara Jefferson missed open 3-pointers. Sabally then hit one of two free throws to give the Ducks (29-3) a three-point lead.
UCLA had one final chance but Kennedy Burke turned the ball over with 3.7 seconds left. Sabrina Ionescu hit two free throws to seal the win after she was fouled. She finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, but was 4-for-19 from the field.
The Ducks will face Stanford in the tournament title game.
Kennedy Burke scored 27 points for UCLA (20-12).
NO. 7 STANFORD 72, WASHINGTON 61
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alanna Smith had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Stanford beat Washington in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals and end the Huskies’ improbable postseason run.
The second-seeded Cardinal (27-4) will face top-seed Oregon on Sunday night for the championship. Stanford has won 12 of the 17 tournament titles, last doing so two years ago.
Amber Melgoza scored 32 points to lead the Huskies (11-21).
NO. 8 MARYLAND 73, MICHIGAN 72
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kaila Charles made two free throws with 10.3 seconds left to help Maryland beat Michigan for the program’s 1,000th victory.
Charles finished with 22 points and the Terrapins (28-3) advanced to their fifth consecutive Big Ten Tournament title game. They will face Iowa.
Nicole Munger scored 20 points for Michigan (21-11).
NO. 10 IOWA 72, RUTGERS 67
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Megan Gustafson had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Iowa past Rutgers in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.
The Hawkeyes (25-6) will make their first championship game appearance since 2014. They last won the title in 2001.
Arella Guirantes had 16 points to lead Rutgers (22-9). The Scarlet Knights lost for the second time without coach C. Vivian Stringer, who announced she was taking a leave of absence in late February.
ARKANSAS 58, NO. 14 TEXAS A&M 51
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Chelsea Dungee scored seven of her 17 points in the fourth quarter and 10th-seeded Arkansas beat Texas A&M 58-51 to advance to its first SEC tournament championship game.
Jailyn Mason added 15 points and Alexis Tolefree scored 11 for Arkansas. The Razorbacks (20-13), the lowest seed to make it to the SEC final, will play No. 5 and top-seeded Mississippi State.
Ciera Johnson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for third-seeded Texas A&M (24-7).
NO. 19 IOWA STATE 75, KANSAS 58
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored 18 points, Madison Wise had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Iowa State beat Kansas Big 12 Conference Tournament quarterfinals.
Kristin Scott also had 15 points for the Cyclones (24-7). They will lay No. 21 Texas in the semifinals
Christalah Lyons had 15 points for Kansas (13-18).
NO. 21 TEXAS 66, TCU 64
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Danni Williams had 20 points and Sug Sutton scored 10 of her 15 in the fourth quarter and Texas advanced to the Big 12 semifinals,
Sutton added nine rebounds, five assists and two steals while Jatarie White had 14 points and nine rebounds for Texas (23-8).
Amy Okonkwo led TCU (20-10) with 21 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.
NO. 22 DRAKE 95, BRADLEY 63
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Becca Hittner scored 21 points and Drake rolled by Bradley to wrap up its third consecutive outright Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title.
The Bulldogs (25-5, 17-1) have won 10 straight.
Shunseere Kent led Bradley (20-9, 10-8) with a career-high 25 points.
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