COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 28 points, Brionna Jones had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Maryland beat Bucknell 103-61 on Friday to earn its seventh consecutive trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Playing at home in front of an enthusiastic crowd, the third-seeded Terrapins (31-2) built a 45-22 lead at halftime and expanded the margin to 30 points early in the third quarter.

Maryland will next face West Virginia.

The Terps have at least one victory in 13 of the last 14 NCAA tournaments and are seeking to reach the Final Four for the third time in four years.

Coming off its third straight Big Ten championship, ranked fourth in the country and in the midst of its third successive 30-win season, Maryland was miffed about being seeded third in the Bridgeport Region.

As if to prove a point, the Terrapins took control early against No. 14 seed Bucknell (27-6).

WEST VIRGINIA 75, ELON 62: Tynice Martin scored 26 points, Katrina Pardee made a pair of pivotal 3-pointers and West Virginia pulled away at College Park, Maryland, in the opening round.

The sixth-seeded Mountaineers (24-10) will next face Maryland on the Terrapins’ home floor Sunday.

Coming off a stunning 77-66 win over second-ranked Baylor in the championship game of the Big 12 tournament, West Virginia couldn’t shake Elon (27-7) until the fourth quarter.


DEPAUL 88, NORTHERN IOWA 67: Tanita Allen scored 25 points, Lauren Prochaska and Brooke Schulte each added 12 and DePaul won in Starkville, Mississippi.

Seventh-seeded DePaul (27-7) kept up a torrid scoring pace despite fairly quiet games from Schulte and Jessica January, the team’s two leading scorers.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 110, TROY 69: Blair Schaefer scored a career-high 21 points, Ameshya Williams added 15 and Mississippi State won at Starksville, Mississippi.

Mississippi State (30-4) used a 29-6 run in the second quarter to erase any doubt about the outcome.


PURDUE 74, GREEN BAY 62: Ashley Morrisette scored 20 points, Dominique Oden added 13 and ninth-seeded Purdue won in South Bend, Indiana.

The Boilermakers (23-12), playing their first game since Coach Sharon Versyp – a former University of Maine coach – informed the team she was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, won for the eighth time in their last nine games.

NOTRE DAME 79, ROBERT MORRIS 49: Marina Mabrey and Arike Ogunbowale scored 15 points each to help top-seeded Notre Dame win at home in South Bend, Indiana.

The Irish (31-3), who have won 15 straight, improved to 28-5 in seven tournament appearances as a No. 1 seed, but the 30-point margin of victory was the smallest during those games.

OHIO STATE 70, WESTERN KENTUCKY 63: Kelsey Mitchell and Asia Doss each scored 15 points, Shayla Cooper grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds and Ohio State withstood a late charge to win in Lexington, Kentucky.

The fifth-seeded Buckeyes (27-6) began to take control just before halftime and followed with timely baskets to keep a safe cushion against the No. 12 seeded Hilltoppers.

KENTUCKY 73, BELMONT 70: Maci Morris made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 37 seconds, including two with 3.2 seconds remaining, to help fourth-seeded Kentucky win in Lexington.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 62, AUBURN 48: Dominique Wilson scored 23 points and Miah Spencer added 13 to help No. 6 seed North Carolina State roll in Austin, Texas.

TEXAS 78, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 50: Brooke McCarty scored 15 points and No. 3 seed Texas cruised in Austin, Texas.

Joyner Holmes added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Longhorns (23-8).


OREGON STATE 56, LONG BEACH STATE 55: Breanna Brown scored 12 points and second-seeded Oregon State won in Corvallis, Oregon.

Mikayla Pivec and Marie Gulich each added 10 points for Oregon State (30-4), which was also seeded second last season when it made the Final Four.

CREIGHTON 76, TOLEDO 49: Marissa Janning had 15 of her 19 points in the first quarter, and seventh-seeded Creighton built an early lead and went on to win big in Corvallis, Oregon.

SOUTH CAROLINA 90, UNC ASHEVILLE 50: Allisha Gray scored 22 points and had 12 rebounds to lead top-seeded South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

The Gamecocks (28-4) were missing Alania Coates, their best rebounder and half of their twin tower frontcourt.

ARIZONA STATE 73, MICHIGAN STATE 61: Quinn Dornstauder scored 16 points to lead No. 8 seed Arizona State in Columbia, South Carolina.

In a matchup between the stingy defense of the Sun Devils (20-12) and the high-power offense of the Spartans, Arizona State won easily.

MISSOURI 66, SOUTH FLORIDA 64: Sierra Michaelis scored 16 points, including the winner with 0.6 seconds remaining, and No. 6 seed Missouri rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit in Tallahassee, Florida.

FLORIDA STATE 87, WESTERN ILLINOIS 66: Shakayla Thomas scored 23 points and the third-seeded Seminoles won in Tallahassee, Florida.