Women’s NCAA Tournament roundup

STANFORD, Calif. — China Dow scored 21 points and played stingy defense in the paint against Missouri star Sophie Cunningham, and No. 12 seed Florida Gulf Coast pulled off an 80-70 upset of No. 5 seed Missouri in the Lexington Regional.

Altoona Area High School product Mandi Pierce is director of basketball operations for FGCU.

Elsewhere:

No. 3 FLORIDA STATE 91, No. 14 LITTLE ROCK 49: Shakayla Thomas scored 26 points and Florida State defeated Little Rock.

No. 4 GEORGIA 68, No. 13 MERCER 63: Caliya Robinson had 23 points and 16 rebounds as Georgia held off Mercer.

No. 5 DUKE 72, No. 12 BELMONT 58: Leaonna Odom scored a career-high 25 points, and the Blue Devils beat Belmont.

No. 11 BUFFALO 102, No. 6 SOUTH FLORIDA 79: Cierra Dillard scored a career-high 36 points and Buffalo got its first women’s NCAA Tournament victory.

No. 9 QUINNIPIAC 86, No. 8 MIAMI 72: Jen Fay led a balanced ninth-seeded Quinnipiac offense with 19 points for the Bobcats.

No. 3 OHIO STATE 87, No. 14 GEORGE WASHINGTON 45: Stephanie Mavunga scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Ohio State routed George Washington.

No. 11 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 78, No. 6 LSU 69: Tinara Moore scored 25 points to help Central Michigan get its first women’s NCAA Tournament win.

No. 1 MISSISSIPPI STATE 95, No. 16 NICHOLLS 50: Victoria Vivians scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Mississippi State past Nicholls.

No. 2 TEXAS 83, No. 15 MAINE 54: Jatarie White scored 17 points and Texas used an overwhelming first half to romp to a win over Maine.

No. 3 UCLA 71, No. 14 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 60: Monique Billings scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds, Kennedy Burke added 15 points to lead UCLA.

No. 11 CREIGHTON 76, No. 6 IOWA 70: Jaylyn Agnew scored 24 points and Sydney Lamberty added 20 to lead Creighton to a win.

No. 7 ARIZONA STATE 73, No. 10 NEBRASKA 62: Robbi Ryan scored 16 points and Kianna Ibis added 14 to lead Arizona State over Nebraska.

No. 9 OKLAHOMA STATE 84, No. 8 SYRACUSE 57: Freshman Jaden Hobbs scored a career-high 27 points, Loryn Goodwin and Kaylee Jensen added 19 and Oklahoma State beat Syracuse.

No. 4 STANFORD 82, No. 13 GONZAGA 68: Alanna Smith scored 20 points, and Stanford beat cold-shooting Gonzaga.

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