Leaonna Odom scored a career-high 25 points, including nine in Duke's dominant third period, and the fifth-seeded Blue Devils beat No. 12 seed Belmont 72-58 in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
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Darby Maggard scored 20 points, Kylee Smith added 19 and No. 22 Belmont tied the school record set last season with its 21st straight win on Friday, pulling away from Jacksonville State late for a 63-53 win in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament...
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Kylee Smith and Sally McCabe had double-doubles, Darby Maggard hit five 3-pointers and No. 22 Belmont, the top seed, opened the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Wednesday with an 88-64 win over eighth-seeded Murray State.
Kylee Smith scored 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds and No. 23 Belmont ended the regular season with its 37th straight Ohio Valley Conference win, 84-42 over Tennessee State on Saturday.
Kylee Smith had 17 points and eight rebounds, Sally McCabe added 16 points and nine boards, and Belmont won its 18th straight with a 66-35 victory over Jacksonville State on Wednesday night.
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Kylee Smith had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Darby Maggard had 14 points and 10 assists and No. 24 Belmont won its 17th straight game 80-56 over Morehead State on Saturday.
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Alanna Smith finished with a double-double and No. 14 Stanford's defense clamped down in the second half as the Cardinal rolled to a 74-53 victory over Belmont on Friday night in the Play4Kay Showcase.
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The first round in Lexington, Kentucky, will be remembered for wins that set up a Kentucky-Ohio State showdown of regional powers that rarely meet. But even in a loss, Belmont was unforgettable.
Maci Morris made seven of eight free throws in the final 37 seconds, including two with 3.2 seconds remaining, to help fourth-seeded Kentucky edge No. 13 Belmont 73-70 on Friday.
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Asia Durr and Ciera Johnson scored 18 points apiece as No. 5 Louisville defeated Belmont 73-50 in the Cardinals' home opener on Sunday.
Aerial Powers and Jasmine Hines combined for 51 points and Michigan State used a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 74-60 win over No. 13 seed Belmont.
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