The first batch of games in the Women's NCAA Tournament are complete and Tennessee and Georgia Tech are moving on the Dayton region while Penn State and Marist advance out of the Philadelphia region.
Tennessee got off to a fast start hammering Stetson 99-34. Shekinna Stricklin scored led the way for the Lady Vols with 15 points. All 13 Lady Vols scored in the game. Tennessee advances where they will play the winner between Marquette and Texas.
Georgia Tech overcame a slow start to defeat Bowling Green 69-58. Sasha Goodlett led the Jackets with 19 points. The Lady Jackets will play the winner of the game between Ohio State and Central Florida.
In the Philadelphia Region, Penn State moves on in the tournament with a 75-66 victory over Dayton. Alex Bentley led all scorers with 25 points. The Lady Lions will take on the winner of the match up between Depaul and Navy.
The only upset of the opening set of games was No. 10 seeded Marist defeating No. 7 seed Iowa State 74-64. Marist built a 15 point lead at the half and Iowa State couldn't overcome the margin in the second. Kate Oliver led the Red Foxes with 16 points. Marist advances to play either Duke or Tennessee-Martin in the second round.
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No. 1 Connecticut Huskies vs. No. 16 Hartford, Sun., noon in Storrs
No. 8 Kansas St. Wildcats vs. No. 9 Purdue Boilermakers, Sun., 2:30 in Storrs
No. 5 Georgetown Hoyas vs. No. 12 Princeton, Sun., 2:30 in College Park
No. 4 Maryland Terrapins vs. No. 13 St. Francis, Sun. noon in College Park
No. 6 Penn St. Nittany Lions def.
No. 11 Dayton, 75-66
No. 3 DePaul vs. No. 14 Navy, Sat., 1:30 in University Park
No. 10 Marist, def.
No. 7 Iowa St Cyclones, 74-64
No. 2 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 15 Tennessee-Martin, Sat., 1:30 in Durham
No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers def.
No. 16 Stetson, 99-34
No. 8 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 9 Texas Longhorns, Sat., 1:30, Knoxville
No. 5 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets def.
No. 12 Bowling Green, 69-58
No. 4 Ohio St. Buckeyes vs. No. 13 UCF, Sat., 1:30, Columbus
No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners vs. No. 11 James Madison, Sun., 2:30, Charlottesville
No. 3 Miami Hurricanes vs. No. 14 Gardner-Webb, Sun, noon, Charlottesville
No. 7 Arizona St. Sun Devils vs. No. 10 Temple Owls, Sat., 4, Salt Lake City
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 15 Utah Utes, Sat., 6:30, Salt Lake City
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