Women's NCAA Bracket 2011 Update: Notre Dame Breezes Past Oklahoma, 78-53

On Saturday, 2-seed Notre Dame topped 6-seed Oklahoma, 78-53, in the third round of the Women's NCAA Tournament. The Irish will advance in the bracket to face Tennessee, who beat Ohio State earlier in the afternoon.

Notre Dame was led by Brittany Mallory, who scored 20 points and drained six of 10 three-point attempts. Devereaux Peters added 17 points and 13 boards, helping the Irish crush the Sooners in the rebound battle, 45 to 21. Skylar Diggins, meanwhile, threatened to record a triple double, but ultimately finished with six points, seven rebounds, and 12 assists.

Oklahoma struggled from beyond the arc, hitting only 1 of 11 three-point attempts. Nicole Griffin led the team in scoring with 18 points, and Danielle Robinson put up 16.

Here is how the Dayton region's bracket looks after Saturday's results.

Dayton Region

No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers def. No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes, 85-75

No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish def. No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners, 78-53

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for further bracket updates. And for more, check out SB Nation's Tennessee blog, Rocky Top Talk, and our Oklahoma blog, Crimson and Cream Machine.

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