NCAA Women's Capsules

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Bria Hartley scored 13 of her 16 points in the first half and top-seeded Connecticut set a women's NCAA tournament record for fewest points allowed in a 72-26 victory over Kansas State on Monday night.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 points and Kiah Stokes had a career-high 13 for the Huskies (31-4), who advanced to play Penn State or LSU in Kingston, R.I., on Sunday in the regional semifinals. It's the 19th straight season that UConn has made it to the round of 16.

Eighth-seeded Kansas State (20-14) was trying to make it that far for the first time since 2002. The Wildcats were no match for the Huskies, unable to surpass the previous tournament low of 27 points scored by Southern against Duke in 2006.

Brittany Chambers had 11 points to lead the Wildcats, who went 11 minutes in the first half without a point.

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RALEIGH REGIONAL

No. 2 MARYLAND 72, No. 7 LOUISVILLE 68

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Laurin Mincy scored 24 points, Tianna Hawkins had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Maryland squeezed past Louisville to reach the round of 16.

The Terrapins trailed 64-59 with 6 minutes left before closing with a 13-4 run and limiting Louisville to only one field goal.

Maryland (30-4) will face the winner of Monday night's late game between defending champion Texas A&M and Arkansas. The Terrapins charge into Sunday's regional semifinal riding a nine-game winning streak.

Shoni Schimmel scored 22 points and Shawnta' Dyer had 17 for the Cardinals (23-10). Louisville had a chance to tie in the closing seconds before Mincy blocked a shot by Becky Burke.

Burke, who came in averaging 11.7 points, finished with five.

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FRESNO REGIONAL

No. 1 STANFORD 72, No. 8 WEST VIRGINIA 55

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Freshman guard Amber Orrange scored a career-high 18 points and Stanford beat West Virginia in the second round.

Nnemkadi Ogwumike added 16 points and Chiney Ogwumike finished with 13 for the Cardinal (33-1), who easily stretched their school-record winning streak to 30 games. The sisters were hampered by foul trouble, but Orrange also helped out with seven rebounds and five assists.

Ayana Dunning led the Mountaineers (24-10) with 14 points and Asya Buassie had 11, but West Virginia shot just 31 percent.

The Cardinal were leading 16-12 when Nnemkadi Ogwumike's two free throws sparked a 17-0 run. West Virginia went more than 6 minutes without scoring and trailed 33-14 when Dunning finally broke the drought with a 15-foot jumper.

Stanford remained in control for the rest of the game

No. 5 SOUTH CAROLINA 72, No. 4 PURDUE 61

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Markeshia Grant scored 21 points, Ieasia Walker added 17 and South Carolina beat Purdue.

The Gamecocks (25-9) will face top-seeded Stanford in the regional semifinals Saturday in Fresno, Calif.

Brittany Rayburn scored 13 in her final game at Purdue (25-9). She finished her career with 1,795 points, good for sixth in school history. KK Houser led the Boilermakers with 15 points.

But Rayburn and her teammates never quite figured out South Carolina's defense, which forced 20 turnovers.

Purdue closed to 53-46 midway through the second half, but the Gamecocks thwarted the comeback with six straight points. Purdue never got closer than eight again.