It was an impressive beginning for
The No. 9 seed in the Bridgeport Regional easily beat No. 8 seed
Duquesne's reward? Top-ranked
Connecticut 101, Robert Morris 49: Freshman
Duquesne 97, Seton Hall 76: The Dukes (28-5), in their NCAA debut, used a 15-0 third-quarter run to stretch a six-point halftime lead over the Pirates (23-9) at Storrs.
Texas 86, Alabama State 42: Ariel Atkins scored 15 points and the No. 2 Longhorns (29-4) rolled by the Hornets (19-12) at Austin.
Texas A&M 74,
Stanford 85, San Francisco 58: Tara VanDerveer of the No. 4 Cardinal (25-7) beat her former star player Jennifer Azzi's Dons at Palo Alto. "There are a lot of different emotions about playing against a coach like Jennifer. It kind of reminded me of playing against my sister's team," VanDerveer said of her sister Heidi. "You go back so long with somebody, over 20 years, they're a player for you, playing on the Olympic team, then she's coaching. I'm just really proud of Jennifer and their team."
Kentucky 85, N.C. Asheville 31: The No. 3 Wildcats (24-7) shot 50% to rout the Bulldogs (26-7) at Lexington for Kentucky's biggest NCAA tournament victory margin in school history.