2017-03-20 / Sports

Notre Dame moves on to ‘Sweet 16’

The Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind.

Marina Mabrey scored 21 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 18 and No. 1 seed Notre Dame survived playing the second half without leading scorer Brianna Turner to beat ninth-seeded Purdue, 88-82 in overtime Sunday night, advancing to the Sweet 16 in the Lexington Region.

The Irish used a 6-0 run in OT to open an 82-78 lead when Jackie Young and Lindsay Allen scored inside and Mabrey banked in a jumper. Purdue narrowed the lead to 82-80 when Bridget Perry, who finished with 22 points, made a pair of free throws with 34.2 seconds left. Mabrey then made two free throws for the Irish with 13 seconds left. Ae’Rianna Harris scored inside for Purdue (23-13) to make it 84-82.

Texas 84, N.C. State 80

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) —

Brooke McCarty scored 23 points and No. 3-seed Texas got a put-back basket from Joyner Holmes with 4 seconds left to the send the Longhorns to the Sweet 16 for the third year in a row with a win over No. 6 North Carolina State.

Lashann Higgs had given Texas a two-point lead when she made one free throw with 8 seconds left but missed the second. Holmes grabbed the rebound, missed her first shot, grabbed the rebound then made the second to seal the win. Holmes finished with 16 points and nine rebounds.

Ohio State 82,
Kentucky 68

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Tori McCoy scored six straight points midway through the fourth quarter to help Ohio State withstand Kentucky’s furious rally from a 19-point second-half deficit and escape.

The fourth-seeded Wildcats trailed 50-31 early in third but closed to 65-64 with 6:04 remaining. The fifth-seeded Buckeyes answered with eight straight points behind McCoy.

Bridgeport
Maryland 83,
West Virginia 56

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Destiny Slocum nailed a 70-foot shot to cap a pivotal second quarter for Maryland, and the Terrapins went on to defeat West Virginia.

Brionna Jones had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Slocum scored 21 and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 19 for third-seeded Maryland (32-3), which will next face the winner of Monday’s game between No. 2 seed Duke and Oregon.

Teana Muldrow led West Virginia (24-11) with 16 points. Leading scorer Tynice Martin was limited to 10 points on 3 of 18 shooting.

Oklahoma City
Mississippi State 92,
DePaul 71

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Blair Schaefer scored 18 points, Jazzmun Holmes added 14 and Mississippi State beat DePaul on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Second-seeded Mississippi State used a 14-0 run in the middle of the third quarter to turn a tight game into a 61-43 advantage.

DePaul, the seven seed, scored the next seven points to cut the lead to 61-50 by the end of the third quarter, but Mississippi State responded with the first eight points of the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach and advance to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season.

Stockton
South Carolina 71,
Arizona State 68

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored 21 points, including the put back that gave South Carolina the lead for good and the free throws that sealed it, to help the No. 1 seed Gamecocks beat eight-seed Arizona State.

Sophie Bruner missed a heavily contested 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have tied it.

Florida State 77.
Missouri 65

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Shakayla Thomas scored 20 points and third-seeded Florida State advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight season with a victory over No. 6 seed Missouri.

Thomas, who also had 11 rebounds, was one of four Seminoles in double figures. Brittany Brown added 16 points while Imani Wright and Leticia Romero each scored 14.

Oregon State 64,
Creighton 52

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Sydney Wiese scored 13 points in her final career game at Gill Coliseum and second-seeded Oregon State moved on in the NCAA Tournament with a second-round victory over No. 7 seed Creighton.

Oregon State (31-4) will go on to face third-seeded Florida State in Stockton, California. The Seminoles defeated six-seeded Missouri 77-55 earlier Sunday in Tallahassee, Florida, for their third straight trip to the Sweet 16.

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