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Cal State Northridge loses to top-seeded South Carolina, 73-58
Cal State Northridge loses to top-seeded South Carolina, 73-58

Tiffany Mitchell scored 24 points, Alaina Coates had 13, and top-seeded South Carolina took awhile to pull away from No. 16 seed Cal State Northridge in a 73-58 win Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Seattle. South Carolina (28-4) outscored Northridge 27-11 at the free throw line and had 20 second-chance points. Janae Sharpe led the Matadors (18-15) with 26 points but was held in check for most of the second half. Northridge guard Ashlee Guay, the Big West player of the year, was held to six points. She had to be helped off the court with 4:34 left in the game after hitting her head on the floor going for a rebound, a play on which she was called for a foul. In other...

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