Ex-Terp Mingo, Purdue hold on to beat Kansas State

March 21, 2011|By From Sun News Services

Brittany Rayburn scored 21 points and ninth-seeded Purdue moved into the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 53-45 win over Kansas State (21-11) on Sunday in Storrs, Conn.

Drey Mingo, a Maryland transfer who overcame a life-threatening bout with meningitis this season, added 16points for the Boilermakers (21-11), who advance to play the tournament's top seed, Connecticut, on Tuesday.

"We stepped up on the defensive end, and that really got us going offensively," Mingo said.

Georgetown 65, Princeton 49: Guard Sugar Rodgers outscored the Tigers (24-5) in the first half, and the fifth-seeded Hoyas (23-10) rolled.

Florida State 76, Samford 46: Cierra Bravard had 23 points and 13 rebounds to power the Seminoles (24-7) past the Bulldogs (25-8) in Auburn, Ala.

Miami 80, Gardner-Webb 62: Riquna Williams scored 28 points to give the third-seeded Hurricanes (28-4) their first tournament win since 1993 and eliminate the Runnin' Bulldogs (23-11) in Charlottesville, Va.

Oklahoma 86, James Madison 72: Whitney Hand scored 24 points and the Sooners (22-11) outlasted the Dukes (26-8) in Charlottesville.

Connecticut 75, Hartford 39: Stefanie Dolson scored all 12 of her points in the first half as the top-seeded Huskies (33-1) routed the Hawks (17-16) in Storrs.

Georgia 56, Middle Tennessee State 41: Jasmine James scored eight of her 18 points over the final 5:40 as the Bulldogs defeated the Blue Raiders (23-8) in Auburn.

Xavier 72, South Dakota State 56: Ta'Shia Phillips had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the second-seeded Musketeers (29-2) got off to a slow start at home before pulling past the Jackrabbits (19-14).

Louisville 81, Vanderbilt 62: Freshman point guard Shoni Schimmel had 19 points as the Cardinals (21-12) beat the Commodores (20-12) in Cincinnati.

West Virginia 79, Houston 73: Liz Repella scored 26 points and Madina Ali added 13 points and 15rebounds in helping the Mountaineers (24-9) top the Cougars (26-6) in Waco, Texas.

Baylor 66, Prairie View 30: Brittney Griner and Brooklyn Pope each had 17 points as the top-seeded and host Bears (32-2) held the Panthers (21-12) to an NCAA tournament-record-low eight points in the first half.

Texas A&M 87, McNeese State 47: Danielle Adams scored 18 points for the second-seeded Aggies (28-5) in a lopsided victory over the Cowgirls (26-7) in Bossier City, La.

Rutgers 76, Louisiana Tech 51: April Sykes scored 22 points to boost the Scarlet Knights (20-12) past the host Techsters (24-8).

Wisconsin-Green Bay 59, Arkansas-Little Rock 55: The fifth-seeded Phoenix (33-1) extended its winning streak to 21games in beating the Trojans (23-8) in Wichita, Kan.

Michigan State 69, Northern Iowa 66: Kalisha Keane scored 17 points as the fourth-seeded Spartans (27-5) edged the Panthers (27-6) in Wichita.

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