Arizona State Hammers Tulane, 86-53

Nov. 16, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP)-- Dymond Simon scored 15 points and Briann January added 14 to help Arizona State (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) cruise to an 86-53 victory over Tulane in the second round of the WNIT on Sunday.

Kate Engelbrecht had a career-high 13 points and four steals for the Sun Devils (2-0), who overcame 21 turnovers by shooting 54.7 percent from the floor and hammering Tulane on the boards 41-27.

Indira Kaljo scored 13 points for the Green Wave (1-1).

Arizona State used its defense to bolt to a 45-25 halftime lead.

The Sun Devils advanced to a third-round matchup against the winner of Wednesday night's game between Middle Tennessee State and Oklahoma (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 4 AP).

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