Women's NCAA Tournament 2011: Xavier, Texas A&M Among Favorites Advancing To Second Round

It's mostly been all chalk in the first round 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament. Almost every key top seed has advanced comfortably to the second round, with No. 2 seeds Xavier and Texas A&M joining that group Sunday afternoon with easy first-round wins of their own.

The Musketeers defeated No. 15 seed South Dakota State, 72-56, and will next play No. 7 seed Louisville after the Cardinals defeated Vanderbilt. Texas A&M, meanwhile, rolled over McNeese State, 87-47, and will next play the winner of Sunday night's game between No. 7 Rutgers and No. 10 Louisiana Tech.

Here are the other afternoon results:

No. 9 Purdue 53, No. 8 Kansas State 45: Purdue moves on to face No. 1 Connecticut.

No. 6 Oklahoma 86, No. 11 James Madison 72: The Sooners will take on No. 3 Miami next.

No. 5 Georgetown 65, No. 12 Princeton 49: Georgetown now faces No. 4 seed Maryland in an intriguing game between two teams in the same area.

No. 9 West Virginia 79, No. 8 Houston 73: West Virginia will play the winner of No. 1 Baylor and No. 16 Prairie View A&M

No. 3 Florida State 76, No. 14 Samford 46: Florida State next plays the winner of No. 6 Georgia and No. 11 Middle Tennessee State

No. 5 Wisconsin-Green Bay 59, No. 12 Arkansas-Little Rock 55: Green Bay next plays either No. 4 Michigan State or No. 13 Northern Iowa

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