DePaul 74, Duke 65
Megan Rogowski scored 22 points and Megan Podkowa added 18 to help DePaul upset Duke in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Brittany Hrynko added 14 for the seventh-seeded Blue Demons (29-6). They earned their third appearance in the round of 16 by hitting 14 3-pointers and forcing second-seeded Duke into 21 turnovers with their high-pressure defense. Elizabeth Williams scored 12 points, and seniors Haley Peters and Tricia Liston each added 11 in their final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
BYU 80, Nebraska 76
Morgan Bailey tied her career high with 18 points, Jennifer Hamson had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and BYU held on to beat Nebraska, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2002. Lexi Eaton added 15 points and Xojian Harry hit three 3-pointers in the final eight minutes for the 12th-seeded Cougars (28-6), who became just the third No. 12 seed to reach the final 16. Tear’a Laudermill scored 22 points and Big Ten player of the year Jordan Hooper added 20 points for fourth-seeded Nebraska (26-7), which now hosts a regional it won’t be playing in.
Notre Dame 84, Arizona State 67
Natalie Achonwa had 25 points and 11 rebounds for top-seeded Notre Dame. The unbeaten Fighting Irish (34-0) have won their last 15 games by double digits, although the Sun Devils (23-10) kept this one close during a sloppy first half. Deja Mann scored 16 points for Arizona State. Notre Dame led 32-26 at halftime before scoring the first six points of the second.
Baylor 76, California 56
Odyssey Sims scored 27 points in her final home game and Baylor advanced to its sixth consecutive NCAA Sweet 16. Afure Jemerigbe had 17 points and Brittany Boyd 15 for Cal (22-10), a Final Four team last season.
Kentucky 64, Syracuse 59
Bria Goss scored 17 points and third-seeded Kentucky held off No. 6 seed Syracuse. Goss went 11 of 12 from the foul line as the Wildcats (26-8) ground out a victory two days after beating Wright State by 46 points. Syracuse’s physical play and its 2-3 zone defense had a lot to do with disrupting Kentucky’s rhythm and scoring opportunities in a 36-percent shooting performance.
Oklahoma State 73, Purdue 66
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Brittney Martin had 20 points and 20 rebounds to lead Oklahoma State. The Cowgirls (25-8) won their second straight, ending a 15-game stretch in which they had alternated wins and losses. Fourth-seed Purdue (22-9) was led by Whitney Bays with 21 points and 13 rebounds.
Stanford 63, Florida State 44
Chiney Ogwumike had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Stanford broke open the game with a 30-2 run spanning the halves in a victory over Florida State. The second-seeded Cardinal (31-3) won two games in Ames to advance to the regional they’ll host at Maples Pavilion starting Saturday. They’re in the Sweet 16 for the seventh year in a row. Lili Thompson added 14 points and Bonnie Samuelson had 11 with three 3-pointers. The Cardinal had 17 assists on 22 field goals.
Tennessee 67, St. John’s 51
Cierra Burdick had 21 points and 11 rebounds as Tennessee relied on its smothering defense to pull away from St. John’s. Tennessee, the top seed in the Louisville Regional, advanced to a regional semifinal Sunday against the winner of today’s game between No. 4 seed Maryland and No. 5 seed Texas. Meighan Simmons scored 17 points as Tennessee (29-5) won for the 15th time in its last 16 games. Isabelle Harrison had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Aliyyah Handford scored 23 for St. John’s.