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No. 12 Gonzaga upsets No. 5 Xavier, 74-59

March 22, 2009|Associated Press

Heather Bowman scored 14 of her 23 points in the second half, and 12th-seeded Gonzaga (27-6) won its first NCAA tournament game in school history with a 74-59 upset of fifth-seeded Xavier (25-7) in the first round on Saturday at Seattle.

No. 4 Pittsburgh 64, No. 13 Montana 35: Shavonte Zellous scored 15 of her 31 in the first half for the Panthers (24-7) at Seattle. Montana (28-5) scored only 10 second-half points, tying a tournament record.

No. 11 Mississippi State 71, No. 6 Texas 63: Alexis Rack had 20 points for the Lady Bulldogs (23-9) at Columbus, Ohio. Earnesia Williams had 17 points for Texas (21-12).

No. 3 Ohio State 77, No. 14 Sacred Heart 63: Samantha Prahalis scored a career-best 23 points to lead the Buckeyes (28-5) at Columbus.

No. 2 Stanford 74, No. 15 UC Santa Barbara 39: Jayne Appel had 15 points and 11 rebounds at San Diego for Stanford (30-4), which extended its winning streak to 17 games.

No. 10 San Diego State 76, No. 7 DePaul 70: Jene Morris tied her career high with 35 points to lead the Aztecs (24-7) at San Diego.

No. 4 Vanderbilt 73, No. 13 Western Carolina 44: Christina Wirth scored 23 for Vanderbilt (25-8) at Albuquerque.

No. 5 Kansas State 68, No. 12 Drexel 44: Marlies Gipson scored 18 points on eight-for-10 shooting for the Wildcats (25-7) at Albuquerque.

No. 6 Arizona State 58, No. 11 Georgia 47: Arizona State (24-8) held Georgia (18-14) to 20 first-half points at Duluth, Ga.

No. 3 Florida State 83, No. 14 North Carolina A&T 71: Alysha Harvin scored 18 for Florida State (26-7) at Duluth.

No. 3 North Carolina 85, No. 14 Central Florida 80: Heather Claytor scored 17 points to lead North Carolina (28-6) at Chattanooga, Tenn.

No. 6 Purdue 65, No. 11 Charlotte 52: Danielle Campbell scored 12 points to help Purdue (23-10) to its 12th straight first-round win, at Chattanooga.

No. 2 Auburn 85, No. 15 Lehigh 49: DeWanna Bonner scored 26 and led an early 21-3 spurt for the Tigers (30-3) at Piscataway, N.J.

No. 7 Rutgers 57, No. 10 Virginia Commonwealth 51: Epiphanny Prince's 26 lead Rutgers (20-12) at Piscataway.

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