STORRS, Conn. — Napheesa Collier and Kia Nurse each scored 24 points as top-seeded UConn routed Albany 116-55 on Saturday in a Bridgeport Region game for the program’s 108th straight win and 25th straight in the NCAA tournament.

Gabby Williams added 20 points for UConn. She and Collier each pulled down 10 rebounds for the Huskies (33-0), who are going for their fifth consecutive NCAA title. They haven’t lost in the first round since 1993.

Imani Tate had 19 points and Jessica Fequiere scored 16 to lead Albany (21-12). Tiana-Jo Carter of Naples was next with eight points for the Great Danes.

This was the 13th time since 1997 that UConn’s first-round margin of victory exceeded the points put up by its opponent.

SYRACUSE 85, IOWA STATE 65: Brittney Sykes scored 28 points and Alexis Peterson added 25 to lead eighth-seeded Syracuse over ninth-seeded Iowa State at Storrs, Connecticut.

Freshman Gabby Cooper added a season-high 24 points, all from 3-point range, for the Orange (22-10), who will face UConn on Monday in a rematch of last year’s title game.

Seanna Johnson had 21 points for Iowa State (18-13).

OREGON 71, TEMPLE 70: Ruthy Hebard hit a jumper with 5.5 seconds remaining to lift Oregon (21-13) past Temple (24-8) at Durham, North Carolina.

Hebard finished with 23 points and Sabrina Ionescu added 16 to help the 10th-seeded Ducks win a wild game that had three lead changes in the final 30 seconds.

Alliya Butts scored 28 points and Feyonda Fitzgerald added 16 for the seventh-seeded Owls.


STANFORD 72, NEW MEXICO STATE 64: Alanna Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Karlie Samuelson hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, and No. 2 seed Stanford (29-5) survived a spirited upset bid to beat No. 15 seed New Mexico State at Manhattan, Kansas.

The Cardinal trailed the Aggies (24-7) by as many as nine early on. Smith gave them their first lead midway through the third quarter, and Brittany McPhee gave them the lead for good when she began pouring in baskets midway through the fourth.

UCLA 83, BOISE STATE 56: Monique Billings scored 19 points and Jordin Canada had 15 points and 16 assists to help fourth-seeded UCLA (24-8) roll to a win over Boise State (25-8) at Los Angeles. The Bruins opened with a 15-0 run and were never seriously threatened.

KANSAS STATE 67, DRAKE 54: Breanna Lewis had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kindred Wesemann added 16 points and seventh-seeded Kansas State (23-10) beat No. 10 seed Drake (28-5) at Manhattan, Kansas.

The Wildcats took the lead in the game’s opening minutes and never relinquished it, allowing them to ease into a matchup with Stanford on Monday, when they will again play at home.

The NCAA selection committee awarded Kansas State the right to host the opening rounds when Stanford had a conflict at Maples Pavilion.


BAYLOR 119, TEXAS SOUTHERN 30: Kalani Brown scored 21 points and top-seeded Baylor (31-3) overwhelmed much smaller Texas Southern (23-10) at Waco, Texas, in the most lopsided women’s NCAA Tournament game ever.

The 79-point margin broke the previous record 74-point win by Tennessee over North Carolina A&T (111-37) in 1994.

LOUISVILLE 82, CHATTANOOGA 62: Asia Durr scored 27 points to lead fourth-seeded Louisville (28-7) to a victory over Chattanooga (21-11) at Louisville, Kentucky.

Myisha Hines-Allen added 16 points and 12 rebounds while Jazmine Jones came off the bench to get 14. Those three fueled an offense that saw the Cardinals shoot a season-best 61 percent. Louisville also notched a season-best 28 assists, with Mariya Moore dishing out 10.

TENNESSEE 66, DAYTON 57: Diamond DeShields scored 24 points to lead fifth-seeded Tennessee (20-11) over Dayton (22-10) at Louisville.

The Vols used a strong second half to pull away from the 12th-seeded Flyers, shooting 52 percent after halftime.

OKLAHOMA 75, GONZAGA 62: Vionise Pierre-Louis had 17 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots and No. 6 seed Oklahoma (23-9) used early hot shooting to hold off 11th-seeded Gonzaga (26-7) at Seattle.

Pierre-Louis controlled the interior throughout, making sure the Sooners’ torrid shooting from behind the 3-point line in the first quarter withstood all of Gonzaga’s charges.


QUINNIPIAC 68, MARQUETTE 65: Jennifer Fay scored 20 points and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac (28-6) held on in a frantic final minute to upset fifth-seeded Marquette (25-8) at Coral Gables, Florida.

Paula Strautmane scored seven of her 15 points in the fourth quarter for the Bobcats, who were up 52-33 midway through the third quarter before Marquette roared back and got within two.

MIAMI 62, FLORIDA GULF COAST 60: Keyona Hayes scored 16 points, including the go-ahead basket inside with 1.5 seconds remaining, and fourth-seeded Miami (24-8) rallied to beat 13th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast (26-9) at Coral Gables, Florida.

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