Monday, March 19, 2001

Women's NCAA roundup

Missouri takes out Georgia

Associated Press

        ATHENS, Ga. — Tenth-seeded Missouri pulled off a major upset in the NCAA women's tournament, getting 22 points from Amanda Lassiter in beating second-seeded Georgia 78-65 Sunday.

        The Tigers (22-9) pulled away in the second half and ended the college career of Georgia's twin stars, Kelly and Coco Miller. Missouri advanced to the East Regional semifinals in Pittsburgh.

        Missouri snapped Georgia's 24-game winning streak at Stegeman Coliseum and became the first road team to win an NCAA game at Athens since Arkansas in 1990.

        Lassiter hit four 3-pointers and had seven rebounds and six steals. Marlena Williams added 19 points.

        It was an unexpected ending for the Millers, who started together for four years at Georgia (27-6). Kelly was held to 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting, while Coco hit only 5-of-15 attempts for 10 points.

        Missouri will play the winner of Monday night's Louisiana Tech-Texas Christian on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

        N.C. State 68, Villanova 64

        RALEIGH, N.C. — Carisse Moody had 22 points and nine rebounds to help fourth-seeded North Carolina State advance to the third round for the 10th time.

        Tynesha Lewis added 21 points for North Carolina State (22-10). Courtney Mix led Villanova (22-9) with 15 points.

        North Carolina State will face the winner of Monday night's game between top-seeded Connecticut and Colorado State on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

        Mideast Regional

        Tennessee 92, St. Mary's 75

        Kara Lawson led five player in double digits with 17 points as top-seeded Tennessee beat ninth-seeded St. Mary's.

        Michelle Snow added 16 points, and Ashley Robinson had 15 to help Tennessee (31-2) improve to 38-0 in NCAA tournament play in its home arena. The Vols will face Xavier on Saturday in the regional semifinals in Birmingham, Ala.

        Jermisha Dosty led St. Mary's (26-6) with 18 points.

        Xavier 77, Clemson 62

        CINCINNATI — Nicole Levandusky scored 19 points as Xavier beat Clemson for its 20th straight victory.

        Taru Tuukkanen added 14 points, and Reetta Piipari and Amy Waugh had 13 each for the Musketeers (30-2). Chrissy Floyd had 24 points for Clemson (21-10), which trailed by 31 with 9:01 to play.

        Texas Tech 73, Virginia Tech 52

        LUBBOCK, Texas — Plenette Pierson scored a career-high 28 points as Texas Tech overcame a slow start to beat Virginia Tech.

        Texas Tech (25-6) advanced to the round of 16 for the third straight year. The second-seeded Lady Raiders will play Purdue on Saturday in Birmingham, Ala.

        Tere Williams had 17 points for Virginia Tech (21-9).

        Purdue 73, LSU 70

        WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Katie Douglas scored 21 points as third-seeded Purdue held off sixth-seeded Louisiana State.

        Purdue (28-6) advanced to the final 16 for the fifth time in eight years. Marie Ferdinand had 34 points for LSU (20-11).

        Midwest Regional

        Iowa St. 85, Florida St. 70

        AMES, Iowa — Angie Wells scored 26 points to help Iowa State reach the final 16 for the third straight year.

        Megan Taylor made five 3-pointers and added 22 points in her final home game for the Cyclones (27-5). Iowa State, which tied the school record for victories, will face the winner of Monday night's Vanderbilt-Colorado game on Saturday in Denver.

        Katelyn Vujas led Florida State (19-12) with 15 points.

        Washington 86, Florida 75

        GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Freshman Giuliana Mendiola scored 18 points in sixth-seeded Washington's victory over third-seeded Florida.

        Andrea Lalum, also a freshman, added 14 points for the Huskies (21-9). Washington will play the winner of Monday night's game between Stanford and Oklahoma on Saturday in Spokane, Wash.

        Brandi McCain led the third-seeded Gators (24-6) with 23 points.

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