SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jewell Loyd scored 18 points and top-seed Notre Dame used its size and speed to overwhelm 16th-seeded Montana, 77-43, in Oklahoma City Regional action.

Brianna Turner added 12 points and Michaela Mabrey, Taya Reimer and Lindsay Allen added nine points each as Notre Dame shot 62.3 percent against the Lady Griz (24-9). Montana entered the game fourth in the nation in field-goal defense, allowing opponents to shoot just 33.8 percent.

The Irish (32-2) won their 18th straight game while Montana lost for the 11th straight time in the opening round of the tournament.

Kayleigh Valley led Montana with nine points and six rebounds.

The Irish outscored Montana 42-24 in the paint and 8-0 on fast-break points.

It was largest margin of defeat for Montana this season.

DEPAUL 79, MINNESOTA 72: Megan Podkowa scored 23 points and ninth-ranked DePaul used a 22-4 second half run to come from behind and beat No. 8 Minnesota.

MIAMI 86, WASHINGTON 80: Sophomore Adrienne Motley scored 30 points and the 11-ranked Hurricanes upset the No. 6 Huskies.

Jessica Thomas had 19 points and Michelle Woods added 17 for the Hurricanes.

IOWA 75, AMERICAN 67: Ally Disterhoft scored 18 points, freshman Whitney Jennings had 16 and third-ranked Iowa prevailed over the No. 14 Eagles.

BAYLOR 77, NORTHWESTERN STATE 36: Nina Davis scored 17 points and fifth-seeded Baylor advanced.

The Big 12 champion Lady Bears took control with an early 14-2 run.

Alexis Prince had 14 points for Baylor.

ARKANSAS 57, NORTHWESTERN 55: Jessica Jackson scored 14 points, including the tiebreaking free throw with 30 seconds left as 10th-ranked Arkansas overcame a 13-point deficit against No. 7 Northwestern.


MISSISSIPPI STATE 57, TULANE 47: Breanna Richardson scored 15 points and fifth-seeded Mississippi State beat No. 12 Tulane.

Morgan William added 14 points for the Bulldogs.

Kolby Morgan had 17 points for the 12th-seeded Green Wave, who ended the season by losing two straight and four of six.

OREGON STATE 74, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 62: Sydney Wiese scored 23 points and Ruth Hamblin scored 10 of her 17 points during a key second-half run to lead third-ranked Oregon State over No. 14 South Dakota State.

GONZAGA 82, GEORGE WASHINGTON 69: Keani Albanez and Sunny Greinacher each scored 19 points to help No. 11 Gonzaga upset sixth-seeded George Washington.


DAYTON 78, IOWA STATE 66: Ally Malott had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help seventh-ranked Dayton prevail.

Nicole Kidd Blaskowski’s 3-pointer cut No. 10 Iowa State’s 17-point deficit to seven with 2:32 remaining. But that was as close as the Cyclones would come.

KENTUCKY 97, TENNESSEE STATE 52: Linnae Harper scored 16 points to lead second-ranked Kentucky.

Harper led six players in double figures for the Wildcats.

TEXAS 66, WESTERN KENTUCKY 64: Brooke McCarty made two free throws for fifth-ranked Texas with 20.8 seconds left and Alexis Govan missed a potential winning 3-pointer for Western Kentucky in the final seconds.

Imani McGee-Stafford had 24 points and 14 rebounds as sloppy Texas overcame 19 turnovers.

CALIFORNIA 78, WICHITA STATE 66: Reshanda Gray had 22 points and nine rebounds, and fourth-seeded California treated its home crowd to a win against 13th-seeded Wichita State.

Cal advances to the second round for the fourth straight year under Coach Lindsay Gottlieb.

Alex Harden scored 22 points for Wichita State.


SOUTH CAROLINA 81, SAVANNAH STATE 48: A’ja Wilson scored 15 points as top-seeded South Carolina defeated Savannah State to win its first NCAA Tournament home game in 13 years.

SYRACUSE 72, NEBRASKA 69: Brianna Butler scored 17 points, including the go-ahead basket with 58.7 seconds left, to lift eighth-seeded Syracuse over Nebraska.