- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

From combined dispatches

WOMEN NCAA TOURNAMENT

GW 55, Cal 53

STANFORD, Calif. — Sarah-Jo Lawrence rebounded a missed shot by Kimberly Beck and beat the buzzer with a shot from the baseline to give the sixth-seeded Colonials an improbable comeback victory over the third-seeded Bears last night.

The winning shot was set up when Natasha Vital traveled while trying to call a timeout for Cal (27-7) with less than six seconds remaining.

GW (27-6) advanced to play the winner of last night’s game between Iowa State (21-12) and Rutgers (25-6) in the Greensboro Region semifinal Sunday.

Cal blew a seven-point lead in the final four minutes, failing to score in the last 3:20 of the game as the Golden Bears missed out on advancing to the regional semifinals for the first time in school history.

LSU 68, Marist 49

BATON ROUGE, La. — Sylvia Fowles had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Erica White had 15 points as the Tigers (29-5) ended the 22-game winning streak of the Red Foxes (32-3) in the second round of the New Orleans Region.

Oklahoma State 73, Florida State 72 (OT)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Andrea Riley sank a free throw with 0.7 seconds left in overtime as the Cowgirls beat the Seminoles in the second round of the New Orleans Region.

Pitt 67, Baylor 59

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Shavonte Zellous scored 19 points and grabbed a key late rebound as the Panthers (24-10) beat the Bears (25-7) in the second round of the Spokane Region.

Vanderbilt 64, West Virginia 46

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Christina Wirth scored 21 points and reserve Jessica Mooney added 11 points as the Commodores (25-8) beat the Mountaineers (25-8) in the second round of the Spokane Region.

Texas A&M; 63, Hartford 39

BATON ROUGE, La. — Danielle Gant scored 21 points on 9-for-11 shooting as the Aggies (28-7) beat the Hawks (28-6) in the second round of the Oklahoma City Region.

MEN CBI

Virginia 80, Old Dominion 76

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Sean Singletary scored 22 points, including six points in the waning seconds, as the Cavaliers beat the Monarchs in the quarterfinals.

A 3-pointer by Singletary with six seconds left tied the score at 75-75. Singletary then hit a layup and hit a free throw after a steal with four seconds left to give Virginia the lead for good at 78-75.

Mamadi Diane had 14 points for Virginia, and Jamil Tucker scored 11.

Brian Henderson led Old Dominion (18-16) with 26 points.

Virginia (17-15), which came back from a 37-29 halftime deficit, will play Houston in the semifinals.

NIT

Virginia Tech 75, UAB 49

BLACKSBURG, Va. — A.D. Vassallo scored 18 points as the Hokies beat the Blazers (23-11) in the second round.

The Hokies (21-13) will play host to Mississippi tomorrow in a quarterfinal game.

Two baskets by J.T. Thompson, sandwiched around a pair of free throws by Hank Thorns, gave the Hokies a 23-point edge at 53-30 with 12:24 left to play. Virginia Tech stretched it to 28 with 3:33 to play, allowing the Hokies to empty their bench.

Mississippi 85, Nebraska 75

OXFORD, Miss. — Zach Graham scored 10 of his 14 points in overtime as the Rebels (23-10) beat the Cornhuskers (21-13) in the second round.

Ohio State 73, Cal 56

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jamar Butler scored 20 points, including three late 3-pointers, as the Buckeyes (21-13) beat the Bears (17-16) in the second round.

Ohio State will play host to Dayton tomorrow in a quarterfinal game.

Dayton 55, Illinois State 48

NORMAL, Ill. — Brian Roberts scored 16 points, and the Flyers (23-10) went on a 17-0 second-half run to beat the Redbirds (25-10) in the second round.

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