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NCAAW Tournament Recap (Round 1, Day 2): Missouri State pulls the upset while Tennessee falls to UCLA

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Missouri State took down DePaul, while Tennessee failed to advance to the second round for only the second time in program history.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Pac-12 Conference Tournament-UCLA vs Oregon
Michaela Onyenwere led the Bruins with 22 points in UCLA’s victory over Tennessee.
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The Tennessee Lady Volunteers have been in every NCAAW Tournament since its inception. Yesterday’s 89-77 loss to No. 6 UCLA is only the second time that Tennessee has failed to advance to the second round in tournament history.

UCLA jumped out to a 14-point lead after the first quarter, 28-14. The Volunteers cut the Bruins’ lead to four points by the end of the third quarter and took their first lead of the game early in the fourth quarter, 59-58. At the 3:42 mark with the game tied at 70 apiece, UCLA closed out the game on a 19-7 run.

The Bruins had five players score in double figures, led by Michaela Onyenwere’s 22 points.

Later in the day, DePaul became the only No. 6 seed not to advance to the second round. No. 11 Missouri State took the game 89-78, advancing to the second round for the first time since 2001. The Lady Bears advanced to the Final Four that year.

The game was tied six times and the lead changed six times, all in the first quarter. Missouri State took the lead in the second quarter and never looked back, leading by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter.

Two 20-point performances from Danielle Gitzen and Alexa Willard led the 52 percent shooting performance.

In one of the last games of the day, No. 13 Boise State took No. 4 Oregon State to overtime, but the Beavers ended up with the 80-75 win. Oregon State held an eight-point lead at the half, 36-28. Down 42-35 in the middle of the third, Boise State closed the quarter on a 12-3 run to take the lead, 47-45.

Boise State never led by more than four points, while Oregon State only held a one-point lead for a short time in the fourth quarter. Katie Williams of Oregon State hit two free throws with eight seconds left in regulation to tie the game.

The Beavers needed only three field goal attempts in overtime, with 10 of their 14 overtime points coming from the charity stripe. The Broncos’ 31 percent shooting performance haunted them into overtime, as they shot just 2-for-12 in the period.


NCAAW Tournament — Round 1, Day 2

Game results

Albany Region

No. 3 Maryland vs. Radford, 73-51

No. 5 Gonzaga vs. No. 12 Little Rock, 68-51

Chicago Region

No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 16 Bethune-Cookman, 92-50

No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 15 UC Davis, 79-54

No. 3 Iowa State vs. No. 14 New Mexico State, 97-61

No. 7 BYU vs. No. 10 Auburn, 73-64

No. 8 Central Michgan vs. No. 9 Michigan State, 88-87

Greensboro Region

No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 Abilene Christian, 95-38

No. 3 NC State vs. No. 14 Maine, 63-51

No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Princeton, 82-77

No. 8 California vs. No 9. North Carolina, 92-72

Portland Region

No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Fordham, 70-49

No. 6 South Dakota State vs. No. 11 Quinnipiac, 76-65


NCAAW Tournament game information

Second round

When: Sunday, March 24; Monday, March 25

Where: Campus sites (teams seeded 1-4 host)

How to watch: ESPN, ESPN2, WatchESPN

Sweet Sixteen

When: Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30 (click for times)

Where: Albany, NY; Chicago, IL; Greensboro, NC; Portland, OR

How to watch: ESPN, ESPN2, WatchESPN

Elite Eight

When: Sunday, March 31; Monday, April 1 (click for times)

Where: Albany, NY; Chicago, IL; Greensboro, NC; Portland, OR

How to watch: ESPN, ESPN2, WatchESPN

Final Four

When: Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET

Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

How to watch: ESPN2, WatchESPN

National Championship

When: Sunday, April 7, at 6 p.m. ET

Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

How to watch: ESPN, WatchESPN


More ways to watch the games

Want to watch in person? Tickets for the first two rounds can be purchased on the websites of the 16 hosting teams, listed below as the first through fourth seeds. Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four tickets can be found on the websites of the hosting arenas, or here.