NCAA Women's Capsules

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Brittney Griner scored 14 points in only 22 minutes and top-seeded Baylor rolled to an 81-40 win over 16th-seeded UC Santa Barbara in the Des Moines Regional on Sunday.

Brooklyn Pope had 13 points for the Lady Bears (35-0) and Destiny Williams added 12. Baylor has not lost since the quarterfinals of last year's NCAA tournament.

Emilie Johnson scored 10 points for UCSB (17-16) but the Gauchos were as overmatched as expected. They swarmed Griner early and prevented her from dominating, but Baylor has plenty of other options.

The Lady Bears move on to the second round, where they'll face ninth-seeded Florida on Tuesday night.

No. 9 FLORIDA 70, No. 8 OHIO STATE 65

Jennifer George had 16 points and six rebounds to lead Florida over Ohio State.

The Gators (20-12) scored the game's first nine points and held on in front of a crowd packed with fans of the in-state Buckeyes (25-7).

Tayler Hill scored 23 points for Ohio State, including two late baskets to pull the Buckeyes within two. Florida patiently worked the ball inside to George, who went up strong with her left hand and scored with 45 seconds to play. Emilee Harmon missed at the other end for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State star Samantha Prahalis went scoreless in the second half and finished with nine points.

Lanita Bartley scored 15 for Florida.

No. 4 GEORGIA TECH 76, No. 13 SACRED HEART 50

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Freshman guard Sydney Wallace scored a season-high 28 points to lead Georgia Tech past Sacred Heart in the first round.

Wallace finished 11 of 13 and hit six 3-pointers while Sasha Goodlett added 12 points and 11 rebounds. They helped Georgia Tech (25-8) set the school's single-season wins record and avoid being upset in the first round for the second time in three years.

The Yellow Jackets used a huge run in the first half to take command and didn't allow the Pioneers to get closer than 13 after the break while claiming a spot in the second round opposite fifth-seeded Georgetown on Tuesday night.

Gabrielle Washington had 13 points for Sacred Heart (27-6).

No. 5 GEORGETOWN 61, No. 12 FRESNO STATE 56

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Tia Magee scored 17 points and Georgetown held on to beat Fresno State.

Adria Crawford and Sugar Rodgers added 11 points apiece for the Hoyas (23-8). They never trailed but blew most of a 17-point lead and made just four field goals during the final 15½ minutes -- none in the final 6 minutes -- before improving to 4-0 in NCAA tournament openers.

Ki-Ki Moore scored 22 points for the 12th-seeded Bulldogs (28-6). They shot 34 percent, finished with a season-low point total and remained winless in six NCAA tournament appearances.

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RALEIGH REGIONAL

No. 1 NOTRE DAME 74, No. 16 LIBERTY 43

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Kayla McBride scored 15 points and Notre Dame opened the game with an 11-0 run to rout Liberty in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

The Irish (31-3) will face No. 8 seed California (25-9) on Tuesday at the Purcell Pavilion, where Notre Dame is 16-1 this season.

Natalie Novosel and Brittany Mallory hit 3-pointers to open the scoring. McBride converted a three-point play and Devereaux Peters hit a jumper for an 11-0 lead less than two minutes in.

After Liberty rallied to within 16-8, the Irish took off on another 11-0 spurt run to lead 44-19 at halftime behind 13 points from McBride.

Devon Brown scored 16 to lead Liberty (24-9).

No. 8 CALIFORNIA 84, No. 9 IOWA 74

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Layshia Clarendon scored 16 points and California nearly lost a big lead before hanging on to beat Iowa.

The Golden Bears (25-9) watched a 16-point lead slip to six when Iowa's Kamille Wahlin and Kelly Krei hit late 3-pointers. Clarendon made two free throws with 41 seconds left as Cal pushed the lead back to 10 and stopped the rally.

Freshman point guard Brittany Boyd added 15 points, eight assists and six steals for Cal, which had a 41-29 rebounding edge, including 19-7 on the offensive boards.

Wahlin led Iowa (19-12) with 15 points.

No. 13 MARIST 76, No. 4 GEORGIA 70

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Corielle Yarde scored 21 points, Brandy Gang had 18 and Marist upset Georgia in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Marist shot 52.5 percent and made 21 of 25 free throws for its 11th straight win.

Yarde's three-point play put the Red Foxes up 74-65 with 1:37 left. Casey Dulin added 11 points for Marist (26-7), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions.

Khaalidah Miller led Georgia (22-9) with 21 points and Meredith Mitchell added 15 before fouling out with 7:01 left.

No. 5 ST. BONAVENTURE 72, No. 12 FLORIDA GULF COAST 65, OT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Megan Van Tatenhove scored 18 points, Armelia Horton had 17 and St. Bonaventure rallied to beat Florida Gulf Coast in overtime, snapping the Eagles' 21-game winning streak.

Doris Ortega and Chelsea Bowker added 10 points each for the Bonnies (30-3), who overcame a 53-42 deficit in the final 6½ minutes.

Courtney Chihil sent the game into overtime with the Eagles' only field goal in the final 6:29, a layup that tied it at 58.

Sarah Hansen led FGCU (29-3) with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Eagles shot just 35.7 percent.

St. Bonaventure meets Marist on Tuesday night with the winner advancing to the round of 16.