Freshman Taya Corosdale came off the bench to provide some clutch plays down the stretch for Oregon State with a 3-pointer, rebound and free throws.
Senior Mercedes Russell finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds in the final game of her Tennessee career. Fellow senior Nared scored nine points on 3 of 14 shooting.
LOUISVILLE 90, MARQUETTE 72 Shots began falling again for Myisha Hines-Allen and Asia Durr, a potent combination that has often resulted in good things for Louisville.
The duo certainly had their chances thanks to the Cardinals’ aggressive philosophy that overwhelmed Marquette early and built a comfortable cushion they rode into their second consecutive Round of 16 berth just down the road.
Hines-Allen had 24 points and 13 rebounds, Asia Durr scored 19 points and top-seeded Louisville quickly pounced on No. 8 Marquette on the way to a 90-72 victory Sunday in the second round of the women’s N.C.A.A. Tournament.
The Cardinals (34-2) advanced to their second consecutive Round of 16 and will play 80 miles east in next weekend’s regional in Lexington, Kentucky.
Hines-Allen and Durr made sure of that right away by combining for 26 points on 12-of-14 shooting in the first half after the duo totaled just 13 points in a first-round rout of Boise State. Hines-Allen made her first 10 shots and 12 of 16 overall to earn her 16th double-double this season.
Marquette could do little to stop Hines-Allen or Louisville on either end as the Cardinals outscored the Golden Eagles 60-36 in the paint.
“Our advantage was inside, and that’s what we tried to do,” said Hines-Allen, who had 11 defensive rebounds. “Once we got the defensive rebounds we ran in transition too, so we got a lot of open layups, open looks.”
N.C. STATE 74, MARYLAND 60 Kiara Leslie had 21 points and 11 rebounds against her former team, and North Carolina State beat Maryland 74-60 on Sunday in the second round of the women’s N.C.A.A. Tournament.
Leslie, who spent three seasons at Maryland before graduating and transferring to N.C. State, finished one point shy of a career high.
Kalia Ealey and Chelsea Nelson added 12 points apiece while Akela Maize scored 11 to help the fourth-seeded Wolfpack (26-8) earn their first Round of 16 appearance since the late Kay Yow led an inspirational run in 2007.
N.C. State, which shot 45 percent and was 7 of 14 from 3-point range, will play the winner of Oklahoma State and Mississippi State on Friday night in the Kansas City Regional semifinals.
Brianna Fraser had 17 points for the fifth-seeded Terrapins (26-8), who were held to 37 percent shooting.
Leading scorer Kaila Charles, plagued all day by foul trouble, finished with four points — 14 fewer than her average — on 2-of-8 shooting before fouling out with 2:29 left. She had scored in double figures in 30 of her previous 33 games.
Maryland’s offense, which averages 80 points, had trouble scoring against one of the nation’s stingiest defenses.
N.C. State allows 56.7 points per game and only one team in the past two months — top-seeded Notre Dame — has reached 70 against the Wolfpack.
TEXAS A&M 80, DEPAUL 79 Freshman Chennedy Carter hit a 3 with 3.2 seconds left, capping a 37-point performance, to help Texas A&M rally from a 17-point second-half deficit and beat DePaul by a score of 80-79 in the second round of the N.C.A.A. tournament on Sunday.
Carter had 32 of her points after halftime and the fourth-seeded Aggies pulled off a stunning second half comeback for the second consecutive year. It was the largest comeback ever in the second round of the tournament and the fourth largest ever.
Texas A&M trailed by two when Carter’s long 3-pointer from the top of the key gave the Aggies (26-9) the lead. No. 5 DePaul had a chance to win it after that but Jasmine Lumpkin stole the inbounds pass from Kelly Campbell to secure the victory and send the Aggies to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2014.
Carter, who scored A&M’s last nine points, struggled early making just 2 of her first 9 shots and scoring just 5 points in the first half. She got hot after halftime, making seven 3-pointers, to allow the Aggies to mount the comeback. Last season, Texas A&M rallied in the opening round from a 21-point deficit to Penn to win.
DePaul was led by Tanita Allen, who had 19 points and Mart’e Grays added 14.