From a pair of upsets by teams from the state of New York to the day's biggest performances, Charlie Creme recaps everything you need to know from the opening day of the women's NCAA tournament.
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Alexis Peterson scored 24 points to help the fourth-seeded Syracuse Orange coast to a 73-56 win over Army in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Friday.
Kelsey Minato scored 25 points to help top-seed Army beat Loyola, Md. 69-51 on Saturday night and win the Patriot League Tournament, earning the conference's NCAA bid.
Breanna Stewart is the least suspenseful pick as the top player in the land, but UConn swept coach and freshman of the year, too. Army's Kelsey Minato and FGCU's Karl Smesko were also honored.
Kelsey Minato scored 22 points, her 98th straight game in double figures, to lead Army to a 75-38 victory over Navy on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
Kelsey Minato's hoops career will end when she graduates. But the best player in Army history, who embodies everything Maggie Dixon envisioned, wants another shot in the NCAA tournament first.
Azura Stevens made 14 of 18 shots for a career-high 32 points and No. 14 Duke overcame a slow start to hand Army its first loss 72-61 on Sunday.
Alyssa Thomas had 13 points and 14 rebounds, Lexie Brown scored 21 and No. 4 seed Maryland closed the first half with 20 straight points to roll past Army 90-52 Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA women's tournament.
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Tennessee's Holly Warlick is the winner of the Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year award after leading the Lady Vols to a regional final this season.
Washington's Kristi Kingma and her Pac-12 record 11 3-pointers Friday might help the cause to prove the West Coast is more than just Stanford.