No. 11 Kansas upsets Deleware to earn date with Lady Vols
(11) Kansas 70, (3) Deleware 64
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Angel Goodrich scored 27 points to lead 11th-seeded Kansas past third-seeded Delaware and the nation's leading scorer, Elena Delle Donne, with a 70-64 win Tuesday night.
The win moves the Jayhawks (21-12) to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998. They will face No. 2 Tennessee in the Sweet 16 on Saturday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa.
They did so by rallying in the second half behind Goodrich, who fell one short of her career high in scorings. The junior was 12 of 21 from the field, 3 of 6 on 3-pointers, and also added six assists.
Aishah Sutherland added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Chelsea Gardner had 10 points for Kansas.
Delle Donne finished with 34 points for the Blue Hens (31-2), who had their 21-game winning streak snapped.
(2) Duke 96, (7) Vanderbilt 80
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Haley Peters' career-high 25 points led five Blue Devils in double figures, and Duke turned in its best shooting performance of the season Tuesday night in routing Vanderbilt 96-80 to advance to the Fresno Regional semifinal.
The second-seeded Blue Devils (26-5) trailed only once before a display that included nine straight made baskets in the first half.
Duke advanced to its 14th regional semifinal in 15 seasons.
Tricia Liston had 23 points for Duke. Elizabeth Williams had 13, and Chelsea Gray and Shay Selby each had 10.
Not even Memorial Gym, the Southeastern Conference's oldest gym with no air conditioning, gave Vanderbilt (23-10) any help on a night the temperature reached 90 by halftime.
The only thing hotter was Duke's shooting.
Christina Foggie had 26 points for Vanderbilt.
(1) Baylor 76, (9) Florida 57
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) - Brittney Griner became the second woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game Tuesday night, slamming one down with her right hand early in the second half of top-seeded Baylor's 76-57 win over ninth-seeded Florida.
Griner went nearly 12 minutes without scoring at the beginning of the game but finished with 25 points, including the night's biggest highlight.
Odyssey Sims added 14 points for Baylor (36-0). Azania Stewart led Florida (20-13) with 14.
Candace Parker of Tennessee dunked in an NCAA tournament game in 2006 against Army. Griner's dunk was her first of the season and sixth of her career. Parker holds the career record with seven.
(4) Penn State 90, (5) LSU 80
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Maggie Lucas scored 30 points and fourth-seeded Penn State moved on to the third round of the women's NCAA tournament with a 90-80 victory over No. 5 seed LSU on Tuesday night.
Ariel Edwards scored 15 points and Mia Nickson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Lions (26-6), who will play Connecticut in Kingston, R.I., on Sunday in the regional semifinals. That game will be the first third-round appearance for fifth-year Penn State coach Coquese Washington.
LaSondra Barrett had 18 points and 12 rebounds for LSU (23-11), while Krystal Forthan added 15 points and Bianca Lutley 14.
Barrett's nine made free throws made her LSU's all-time leader with 497, surpassing Sylvia Fowles' 494.
Lucas was 7 of 12 shooting, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range.
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