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Michigan State upsets Duke

Mia Johnson scores 17 points to lift ninth-seeded Michigan State to a 63-49 win over top-seeded Duke.

March 25, 2009|Associated Press

Michigan State fans came to boo their former coach. They left cheering for the Spartans.

Mia Johnson scored 17 points and Lauren Aitch had 15, lifting ninth-seeded Michigan State (22-10) to a 63-49 win Tuesday night over the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils and former coach Joanne P. McCallie in the second round of the NCAA tournament at East Lansing, Mich.

Duke didn't make a shot for the last 7 1/2 minutes as it was outscored, 16-2, leading to students' rushing the court to celebrate.

In more than a decade, the only top-seeded team to lose in the second round was Ohio State in 2006 against eighth-seeded Boston College.

Jasmine Thomas had 14 points for Duke (27-6) and leading scorer Chante Black was held to four.


No. 4 Iowa State 71, No. 12 Ball State 57 -- Nicky Wieben scored 18 points as the Cyclones held off the upset-minded Cardinals at Bowling Green, Ky., to advance to the regional semifinals for the first time in eight years.

Kelsey Bolte added 16 points and seven rebounds and Amanda Nisleit had 14 points and 10 boards as Iowa State's veterans made sure the Cyclones (26-8) wouldn't become Ball State's second victim in three days.

The Cardinals (26-9) became the feel-good story of the tournament's opening weekend after shocking two-time defending champion Tennessee in the first round.


No. 2 Texas A&M 73, No. 10 Minnesota 42 -- Sydney Colson had six steals to pace the Aggies to a season-high 20 and Texas A&M forced a season-high 32 turnovers in a second-round game of the Trenton Regional at South Bend, Ind. The Aggies' previous season high for turnovers forced was 30 in their first-round win over Evansville.

Danielle Gant led Texas A&M (27-7) with 20 points on nine-for-12 shooting.

Ashley Ellis-Milan scored 15 points to lead the Gophers (20-12).


No. 1 Maryland 71, No. 9 Utah 56 -- Marissa Coleman had 18 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, and Kristi Toliver scored 17 at College Park, Md., as the Terrapins (30-4) advanced to the round of 16.

Utah (23-10) probably would have had trouble defeating the Terrapins under any circumstances. But the Utes had to play in an arena where Maryland had won 35 straight and before 10,065 fans intent upon seeing Toliver and Coleman shine in their last home game.


No. 3 Louisville 62, No. 6 Louisiana State 52 -- Angel McCoughtry scored 28 points at Baton Rouge, La., and the Cardinals advance to their second straight regional semifinal.

Candyce Bingham added 17 points for the Cardinals (31-4), who ended LSU's bid to reach an unprecedented sixth straight Final Four.

Allison Hightower scored 21 for the Lady Tigers (19-11), who saw their streak of NCAA tournament victories on their home floor end at 12.


No. 1 Connecticut 87, No. 8 Florida 59 -- Renee Montgomery scored 25 points in her final game at home and undefeated Connecticut won a Trenton Regional game at Storrs, Conn.

The Huskies (35-0) advanced to the regional semifinals for the 16th straight season.

Marshae Dotson scored 22 to lead Florida (24-8).


No. 1 Oklahoma 69, No. 9 Georgia Tech 50 -- Danielle Robinson scored 17 points and had seven assists, and the Sooners won an Oklahoma City Regional game at Iowa City, Iowa.

Courtney Paris finished with nine points, 10 rebounds and six blocks -- missing out on a double-double for just the seventh time in 134 games -- but she had three quick blocks early in the second half to key a 27-11 run by Oklahoma (30-4) that put the game out of reach. Deja Foster had 15 to lead Georgia Tech (22-10), which was five for 29 from the field in the second half.


No. 2 Baylor 60, No. 7 South Dakota State 58 -- Kelli Griffin made a floater from outside the lane on the right side with 0.5 seconds remaining to lift the Bears in an Oklahoma City Regional game at Lubbock, Texas.

Griffin scored 21 points to lead Baylor (29-5), which rallied from 14 points down in the first half. Jennifer Warkenthien scored 18 points to lead the Jackrabbits (32-3).

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