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March 24, 2013

UConn routs Idaho

STORRS, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led six Connecticut players in double figures as the Huskies routed Idaho 105-37.

Mosqueda-Lewis finished with 22 points, all in the first half. Morgan Tuck had 18, and Moriah Jefferson added 16 for the Huskies (30-4), who advanced to the second round for the 20th straight time in their 25th consecutive tournament appearance.

The Huskies will play eighth-seeded Vanderbilt on Monday. The Commodores beat Saint Joseph’s 60-54 earlier Saturday.

Stacey Barr had 14 points for Idaho (17-16).

No. 8 Vanderbilt 60. Saint Josephs’ 54: Tiffany Clarke had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Vanderbilt over Saint Joseph’s in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

Chatilla van Grinsven scored 14 points, all in the second half, for Saint Joseph’s (20-12). Natasha Clound and Ilze Gotfrida each chipped in 10.

Vanderbilt (23-8) led most of the way and was up 40-30 after Lister’s 3-pointer with 15:54 to play.

No. 4 Maryland 72, No. 13 Quinnipiac 52: Alyssa Thomas had 29 points and 13 rebounds, and Maryland spoiled Quinnipiac’s debut in the NCAA women’s tournament.

The Terrapins (25-7) trailed by nine in the first half, moved in front 27-23 at the break and dominated the second half.

No. 2 Tennessee 83, No. 15 Oral Roberts 62: Meighan Simmons scored 18 points, and the Tennessee Lady Vols defeated Oral Roberts in their first NCAA tournament game of the post-Pat Summitt era.

Tennessee advanced to a second-round game against No. 10 seed Creighton (25-7).

The Lady Vols (25-7) got points from all 11 players and improved to 51-0 in NCAA tournament games on their home floor.

No. 10 Creighton 61, No. 7 Syracuse 56: McKenzie Fujan scored a career-high 24 points as Creighton held off a late Syracuse rally to beat the Orange and earn their first NCAA tournament victory since 1994.

After trailing by 10 points with less than five minutes remaining, Syracuse had a chance to tie the game with a 3-pointer in the final seconds, but Elashier Hall’s shot hit the right side of the rim.

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