woMen’s NCAA basketball tournament Results from Saturday’s first-round games
No. 1 Connecticut 105, No. 16 Idaho 37
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led six Connecticut players in double figures. Mosqueda-Lewis finished with 22 points, all in the first half. Morgan Tuck had 18, and Moriah Jefferson added 16 for the Huskies (30-4), who advanced to the second round for the 20th straight time in their 25th consecutive tournament appearance. The Huskies will play eighth-seeded Vanderbilt on Monday. Stacey Barr had 14 points for Idaho (17-16), which was playing its second NCAA tournament game.
No. 8 Vanderbilt 60, No. 9 Saint Joseph’s 54
Tiffany Clarke had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Vanderbilt. Chatilla van Grinsven scored 14 points, all in the second half, for Saint Joseph’s (20-12).
No. 4 Maryland 72, No. 13 Quinnipiac 52
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Alyssa Thomas had 29 points and 13 rebounds, and Maryland spoiled Quinnipiac’s debut in the NCAA women’s tournament. Felicia Barron scored 13 for Quinnipiac (30-3).
No. 5 Michigan State 55, No. 12 Marist 47
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Kiana Johnson scored 16 points, Annalise Pickrel added 14 and Michigan State halted Marist’s string of first-round NCAA upsets.
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No. 2 Tennessee 83, No. 15 Oral Roberts 62
Meighan Simmons scored 18 points as Tennessee advanced to a second-round game against No. 10 seed Creighton (25-7).
No. 10 Creighton 61, No. 7 Syracuse 56
McKenzie Fujan scored a career-high 24 points as Creighton held off a late Syracuse rally. Kayla Alexander, the leading scorer in Syracuse history, had 23 points and eight rebounds for the Orange (24-8). No. 3 UCLA 66, No. 14 Stetson 49
Nirra Fields led UCLA’s balanced offense with 13 points and the Bruins rolled to a win over Stetson at St. John’s Arena. Victoria McGowan had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Stetson (24-9).
No. 6 Oklahoma 78, No. 11 Central Michigan 73
Joanna McFarland had 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Aaryn Ellenberg scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half to lead Oklahoma.
No. 3 Texas A&M 71, Wichita State 45
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Kristi Bellock tied a career high with 18 points.
No. 4 South Carolina 74, No. 13 South Dakota State 52
Ashley Brunner had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead South Carolina.