Arkansas women beat Dayton 72-55 in NCAA opener

CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer Published:

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Quistelle Williams scored 15 points, Keira Peak and Lyndsay Harris added 14 apiece, and Arkansas rallied from an early double-digit deficit to defeat Dayton 72-55 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.

C'eira Ricketts had 13 points and five assists for the sixth-seeded Razorbacks (24-8), who finished the game with a 20-2 run after trailing by as many as 14 in the first half.

Andrea Hoover scored 16 and Justine Raterman added 14 for the No. 11-seeded Flyers (23-7), who went the final 12 minutes without a field goal, missing 18 consecutive shots.

Dayton shot 24 percent (7 for 29) from the field in the second half against the Razorbacks' 10th-ranked scoring defense. Arkansas also outrebounded the Flyers 47-37 for the game.