Women's NCAA Tournament Bracket Update: Connecticut Easily Advances To Second Round

Unsurprisingly, defending champion and No. 1 seed Connecticut had little trouble in its opening-round Women's NCAA Tournament game. The Huskies jumped ahead of No. 16 seed Hartford early, taking a 40-17 halftime lead and eventually winning, 75-39.

Maya Moore led a host of players in double figures with 12, as the Huskies outrebounded Hartford by a staggering 47-23 margin. The Huskies will next face the winner of Kansas State vs. Purdue on Tuesday.

In other action, two strong ACC schools moved on easily. No. 3 seed Miami topped No. 14 seed Gardner-Webb, 80-62, while No. 4 seed Maryland rolled over No. 13 seed St. Francis (PA), 70-48. Finally, No. 7 seed Louisville had little trouble with No. 10 seed Vanderbilt, winning 81-62.

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Philadelphia Region 

No. 1 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 16 Hartford, 75-39

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 def. No. 13 St. Francis (PA), 70-48

No. 6 Penn St. Nittany Lions def. No. 11 Dayton, 75-66

No. 3 DePaul def. No. 14 Navy, 56-43

No. 10 Marist, def. No. 7 Iowa St Cyclones, 74-64

No. 2 Duke Blue Devils def. No. 15 Tennessee-Martin, 90-45    

Dayton Region

No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers def. No. 16 Stetson, 99-34

No. 8 Marquette Golden Eagles def. No. 9 Texas Longhorns, 68-65

No. 5 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets def. No. 12 Bowling Green, 69-58

No. 4 Ohio St. Buckeyes def. No. 13 UCF, 80-69

No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners vs. No. 11 James Madison, Sun., 2:30, Charlottesville

No. 3 Miami Hurricanes def. No. 14 Gardner-Webb, 80-62

No. 10 Temple Owls def. No. 7 Arizona State Sun Devils, 63-45

No. 2 Notre Dame def. No. 15 Utah, 67-54

Spokane Region

No. 1 Stanford Cardinal def. No. 16 UC-Davis, 86-59

 No. 9 St. John's Red Storm def. No. 8 Texas Tech Red Raiders, 55-50

No. 5 North Carolina Tar Heels def. No. 12 Fresno State Bulldogs, 82-68

No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats def. No. 13 Hampton, 66-62 (OT)

No. 11 Gonzaga Bulldogs def. No. 6 Iowa Hawkeyes, 92-86

No. 3 UCLA Bruins def. No. 14 Montana, 55-47

No. 7 Louisville Cardinals def. No. 10 Vanderbilt, 81-62

No. 2 Xavier Musketeers vs. No. 15 South Dakota State, Sun., 2:30, Cincinnati

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