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Women's tournament gets underway with no major upsets

Kelley Cain had 18 points and 12 rebounds as top seed Tennessee beat No. 16 seeded Austin Peay 75-42 Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn., in the opening round of the Memphis Region of of the women's NCAA Tournament.

The Lady Vols (31-2), playing in their NCAA-record 29th first-round game, have advanced out of the opening weekend every season except last, when they lost 71-55 to Ball State in the first round.

The Lady Govs finish 15-18.

Duke 72, No. 15 Hampton 37

Keturah Jackson scored a career-high 13 points to lead No. 2 Duke past No. 15 Hampton in Durham, N.C. Jasmine Thomas and Karima Christmas added 13 points apiece for the Blue Devils (28-5). Hampton is 20-12.

LSU 60, Hartford 39

LaSondra Barrett scored 20 points to help No. 7 LSU (21-10) beat No. 10 Hartford (27-5 in Durham, N.C.

Dayton 67, No. 9 TCU 66

Brittany Wilson scored just before the buzzer, and No. 8 Dayton (25-7) rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat No. 9 TCU (22-9) in Knoxville, Tenn. Patrice Lalor found Wilson inside with time running down, and Wilson hit the layup with 1.1 seconds left to start the celebration.


Florida St. 75, Louisiana Tech 61 Jacinta Monroe and Courtney Ward each scored 16 points, and No. 3 Florida State (27-5) clamped down in the second half to escape No. 14 Louisiana Tech (23-9) in Tallahassee, Fla.

KANSAS CITY REGIONALKentucky 83, Liberty 77

A'dia Mathies scored a career-high 32 points to lead No. 4 Kentucky (26-7) to a win over No. 13 Liberty (27-6) in Louisville, Ky.

Michigan State 72, Bowling Green 62

Aisha Jefferson scored 17 to lead No. 5 Michigan State (23-9) past No. 12 Bowling Green (27-7) in Louisville, Ky.

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