Saturday, March 19, 2011 Results
Top Seed Stanford Easily Advances Past UC Davis 86-59
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Tara VanDerveer loved the atmosphere in jam-packed Maples Pavilion: two Northern California teams in the NCAA tournament and all kinds of story lines for a first-round matchup that very well could have been a rollover.
Sun Devils Fall to Temple 63-45 in Rematch of 2008 First-Round Matchup
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Temple coach Tonya Cardoza had some good advice during her first timeout in Saturday's NCAA tournament opener against Arizona State. "Coach just told us to breathe," Owls guard Shey Peddy said. It worked, as Temple overcame a 7-2 deficit and went on to a 63-45 win - the Owls' largest-ever victory margin in the NCAAs.
UCLA Holds off 14-seed Montana 55-47
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - When the field for the NCAA tournament was announced and UCLA saw it was a No. 3 seed, the Bruins instantly felt slighted. Given a chance Saturday to prove they deserved better, they did very little to show they belonged any higher. Jasmine Dixon scored 15 points, including a key up-and-under basket with 56 seconds left, and the Bruins finally shook 14th-seeded Montana in the closing moments for a 55-47 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament.