COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alexis Rack was perfect in eight trips to the foul line down the stretch, and 11th-seeded Mississippi State was 21 of 22 as a team in upsetting Texas 71-63 Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Rack finished with 20 points, her 13th straight game in double figures, while Chanel Mokango scored 15 and Mary Kathryn Govero added 11 off the bench for the Lady Bulldogs (23-9).

Ohio State 77, Sacred Heart 63

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Samantha Prahalis scored a career-best 23 points, and Jantel Lavender added 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Buckeyes to an easy win.

Arizona State 58, Georgia 47

DULUTH, Ga. – Arizona State held Georgia to 20 first-half points, winning despite fill-in Kate Engelbrecht scoring only three points in place of injured guard Dymond Simon.

Florida State 83, North Carolina A&T 71

DULUTH, Ga. – Alysha Harvin scored 18 points to lead five players in double figures and Florida State pulled away from the 14th-seeded Aggies.

North Carolina 85, Central Florida 80

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Heather Claytor scored a season-high 17 points while Italee Lucas and Jessica Breeland added 17 each to lead third-seeded North Carolina.

Purdue 65, Charlotte 52

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Danielle Campbell scored 12 points to help sixth-seeded Purdue to its 12th straight first-round win.

Auburn 85, Lehigh 49

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – DeWanna Bonner scored 26 points and led an early 21-3 spurt that carried the second-seeded Tigers to an easy win over Lehigh.

Rutgers 57, VCU 51

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Epiphanny Prince scored 26 points, including 10 during a decisive run in the second half, to lead seventh-seed Rutgers past Virginia Commonwealth.

Pittsburgh 64, Montana 35

SEATTLE – Shavonte Zellous scored 15 of her 31 points in the first half to keep Pitt even with Montana, and the superior talent of the Panthers took over in the second half of a 64-35 win.

Vanderbilt 73, Western Carolina 44

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Christina Wirth scored 23 points and Jennifer Risper had 11 points and nine rebounds as fourth-seeded Vanderbilt beat No. 13 Western Carolina 73-41.

California 70, Fresno State 47

LOS ANGELES – Ashley Walker scored 21 points and Cal’s defense overwhelmed Fresno State in a 70-47 first-round victory. LaShay Fears tied her career-high with 18 points and Marnique Arnold grabbed 11 rebounds for the 13th-seeded Bulldogs (24-9).


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