Natisha Hiedeman scored a career-high 32 points, including 18 in the first quarter, and No. 8 seed Marquette rallied past ninth-seed Dayton for an 84-65 victory Friday in a women's NCAA Tournament first-round game.
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Championship Week upsets can shatter NCAA tournament dreams for bubble teams. And after George Washington upset Dayton in the A-10 semifinals, Charlie Creme projects the league will put two teams in the NCAA field -- which leaves Nebraska on the outside looking in.
Kitija Laksa scored 29 points, including a key jumper in overtime, and No. 22 South Florida rallied to beat Dayton 93-87 on Wednesday night in the New Orleans Shootout.
Jessica Lindstrom had a career-high 29 points and 17 rebounds to help No. 23 Green Bay beat Dayton 75-64 on Wednesday.
Diamond DeShields scored 24 points to lead fifth-seeded Tennessee to a 66-57 first round victory over Dayton on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament.
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Kelley Austria scored 20 points and Saicha Grant-Allen added a double-double in leading Dayton over Duquesne 70-56 on Sunday in the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship game to claim an NCAA berth
Katie Lou Samuelson put up a career-high in points for the second consecutive game, scoring 29 and leading No. 2 UConn to a 98-65 win over Dayton on Tuesday night.
As the year nears an end, a third No. 1 ascends in Graham Hays' latest mid-major rankings. Florida Gulf Coast, Gonzaga, Duquesne and South Dakota join the top 10.
Army, Idaho and Wright State broke into this week's top 10, but the Flyers maintain the No. 1 spot in Graham Hays' latest mid-major poll.
Amber Deane scored a career-high 29 points and Dayton topped No. 22 Louisville 79-66 in the third-place game at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Sunday.
Alanna Smith made six of her eight 3-point attempts for 22 points, Lili Thompson added 19 and Stanford overcame a slow start to defeat Dayton 74-66 on Saturday in the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Without injured star Whitney Knight for the time being, Florida Gulf Coast fell out of the top spot and all the way out of the top 10. Unbeaten Dayton takes over at No. 1.
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UConn advances to Final Four
UConn turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 21-point rout, defeating Dayton 91-70 to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the Final Four for an eighth straight season.
Final: UConn 91, Dayton 70
After a tight first half, UConn took control in the second to reach its 8th straight Final Four. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points and broke the NCAA D-I record for career 3-pointers. Box score
Mosqueda-Lewis sets 3-point record
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis drilled her fifth triple of the night, giving her a Division I record 393 made 3-pointers in her career. UConn is up double digits on ESPN with less than 12 minutes to play vs. Dayton.
Huskies starting to pull away
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis is up to 16 points and UConn has started the second half on a 9-2 run on ESPN.
UConn trails Dayton at half
The Flyers went 7-of-10 from beyond the arc and shot 51.4 percent overall to grab a 44-43 edge over the top-ranked Huskies at the break. Coming into tonight, UConn was allowing 47.3 points per game. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
Dayton keeping pace early
Andrea Hoover and seventh-seeded Dayton are 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and are trading baskets with No. 1 UConn on ESPN. The winner advances to the Final Four.
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In the final two games to determine the Final Four tonight, Dayton will try to upset UConn, who has been to seven straight Final Fours. Also on the slate is last year's round of 16 rematch between Maryland and Tennessee.
Dayton dictated the pace -- and led by one point -- in the first half. But in the second, UConn tightened up its defense and slowed things down for an eighth consecutive Final Four.
Another Connecticut blowout or another Dayton upset likely hinges on how UConn handles Dayton's drives to the basket, Luke Cyphers writes.