- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 19, 2002

From combined dispatches
Old Dominion 74, Purdue 70 (OT)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Hamchetou Maiga's 17 points and 17 rebounds led the Lady Monarchs to an overtime upset last night of the Boilermakers, last year's runner-up in the NCAA tournament.
Second-seeded Purdue lost in the second round one day after defending national champion Notre Dame did.
Seventh-seeded Old Dominion (27-5) will play third-seeded Kansas State in the Mideast Regional semifinals on Saturday in Milwaukee.
Old Dominion blew a five-point lead with three minutes left in regulation but scored five of the first six points in overtime.
Sharron Francis scored 14 points, and Monique Coker and Lucienne Berthieu had 11 each for the Lady Monarchs.
Old Dominion led by 10 midway through the first half and still held a 57-52 lead with 3:02 remaining in regulation. But the Boilermakers (24-6) the 1999 national champions went on a 7-0 run to go ahead 59-57 with 1:13 left.
Francis' 3-pointer put Old Dominion up 60-59, and Kelly Komara went just 1-of-2 from the line for Purdue, sending the game to OT.
The Boilermakers went 29-for-42 from the line and shot 32 percent overall. Old Dominion shot 40 percent.
The Boilermakers ended their season on their home court for the second time in three years. They lost to Oklahoma in 2000.
Old Dominion lost in the first round a year ago. Before that, the Lady Monarchs reached the round of 16 five straight times, including a trip to the 1997 title game.

MIDWEST
North Carolina 72,Minnesota 69
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Coretta Brown scored 19 points and Candace Sutton added 18 as the fourth-seeded Tar Heels beat the fifth-seeded Golden Gophers in the second round of the Midwest Regional.
The Tar Heels (26-8) advanced to the round of 16.
The Tar Heels trailed 69-68 late, but took the lead on a basket by Sutton with 1:35 to play. After a defensive stop, Chrystal Baptist added a putback off a miss by Nikki Teasley with 17.2 seconds left.
Minnesota (22-8) had a chance to tie, but Lindsay Whalen's desperation 3-pointer fell short, giving the Tar Heels their 12th win in 14 games.
Teasley scored 17 points in her final game at Carmichael Auditorium.
The Gophers, who were 8-20 last season, charged to a big lead early before bowing in the final minutes.
Minnesota scored eight straight points punctuated by a three-point play by Corrin Von Wald to take a 63-57 edge with 7:52 to play.
Brown answered with 3s on consecutive possessions, followed by a 3-pointer by Teasley that rolled around the rim before going in, giving North Carolina a 66-65 lead with 5:19 to play.
The teams traded buckets until the Tar Heels took control in the final minute.
Whalen finished with 31 points on 12-for-20 shooting to lead Minnesota.
Minnesota hit eight of its first 13 shots and raced to a 21-7 lead. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, started 2-for-14 and shot just 36 percent for the period.
North Carolina rallied by increasing its pressure defense, as Minnesota offset its 57-percent shooting with 14 first-half turnovers.

EAST
South Carolina 75,Cincinnati 56
COLUMBIA, S.C. Tatyana Troina scored eight of her 14 points in a 25-point second-half run, leading the Lady Gamecocks past the Bearcats in the second round of the East Regional.
Troina started the run by scoring five straight points. She made a 3-pointer that gave the Lady Gamecocks (24-6) a 43-41 lead with 11:42 left. A foul was called off the ball, and Troina took the ensuing inbounds pass and hit a baseline jumper.
By the time K.B. Sharp hit a jumper to end the run with 4:08 left, the sixth-seeded Bearcats (27-5) trailed 65-43.
During the eight-minute run, Cincinnati missed nine shots, had four turnovers and a technical called on a player on the bench. The Lady Bearcats shot just 32.3 percent (20-of-62) overall and finished with 18 turnovers.
South Carolina advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 1990 and will face seventh-seeded Drake on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C.
South Carolina's Teresa Geter scored 21 points, including eight straight free throws in the 25-point run.


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