Women’s Top 25 Capsules
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Jennifer O’Neill scored 19 points and sixth-seeded and 12th-ranked Kentucky beat 11th-seeded Vanderbilt 67-61 on Thursday night in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Linnae Harper added 18 points for the Wildcats (21-8). They will face the third-seeded and No. 11-ranked Mississippi State on Friday in the quarterfinals.
Marqu’es Webb had 18 points for Vanderbilt (15-16).
NO. 15 NORTH CAROLINA 84, GEORGIA TECH 64
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Mavunga scored 23 points, matched her career high with 16 rebounds and blocked a career-high eight shots to help North Carolina beat Georgia Tech in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
The sixth-seeded Tar Heels (24-7) will play third-seeded and 10th-ranked Louisville in the quarterfinals Friday. Allisha Gray scored all 14 of her points in the second half, reaching double figures for the 29th time in 31 games, and Latifah Coleman added 10 points for North Carolina.
Zaire O’Neil and Kaela Davis had each 14 points for 11th-seeded Georgia Tech (18-14).
NO. 17 CHATTANOOGA 78, UNC-GREENSBORO 44
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jasmine Joyner had a career-high 22 points and top-seeded Chattanooga beat eighth-seeded UNC-Greensboro in the opening game of the Southern Conference tournament.
Chelsey Shumpert added 13 points and Destiny Bramblett had 10 to help the (27-3) win their 23rd straight game. Joyner shot 9 of 10, blocked four shots and had 10 rebounds.
Chattanooga will face fifth-seeded Furman in the semifinals Friday.
Lucy Mason led UNC-Greensboro (6-24) with 15 points.
NO. 18 TEXAS A&M 57, AUBURN 47
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 14 points to lead fifth-seeded Texas A&M past 13th-seeded Auburn in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday.
Achiri Ade, Courtney Walker and Chelsea Jennings each added 10 points for the Aggies (23-8). They will face fourth-seeded LSU on Friday.
Tra’Cee Tanner scored 14 points for Auburn (13-18).
WAKE FOREST 85, NO. 22 SYRACUSE 79
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Dearica Hamby had 23 points and 10 rebounds and 13th-seeded Wake Forest upset fifth-seeded Syracuse in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Wake Forest (13-19) entered the tournament with just two conference wins. The Demon Deacons will play fourth-seeded Duke in the quarterfinals Friday.
Amber Campbell added 21 points for Wake Forest.
Alexis Peterson had a career-high 34 points for Syracuse (21-9).
NO. 23 RUTGERS 63, INDIANA 52
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Kahleah Cooper scored 16 points and Betnijah Laney had 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead fifth-seeded Rutgers past 12th-seeded Indiana in the Big Ten tournament.
Tyler Scaife added 14 points and Briyona Canta had 10 assists for the Scarlet Knights (22-8). They will face fourth-seeded Northwestern on Friday in the quarterfinals.
Tyra Buss made 11 of 12 free throws and scored 19 points for Indiana (15-16).