STORRS, Conn.— Aaliyah Edwards scored a career-high 28 points, Dorka Juhasz added a double-double and No. 2 seed UConn routed 15th seed Vermont 95-52 on Saturday, giving the Huskies a 29th straight win in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Juhasz scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, the Hungarian’s 13th double-double this season for the sixth-ranked Huskies.
Caroline Ducharme added 12 points, helping Connecticut (30-5) to its 26th, 30-win season during Geno Auriemma’s 38 years as coach.
Catherine Gilwee scored 14 points, while Emma Utterback and Maria Myklebust each had 13 for Vermont (25-7), which had its 17-game winning streak snapped.
This was the fourth straight game the Huskies have had 10 available players.
BAYLOR 78, ALABAMA 74: Ja’Mee Asberry scored 26 points, including three key foul shots in the final minute, and No. 7 seed Baylor overcame an early 18-point deficit to beat Alabama in Storrs.
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Sarah Andrews and Caitlin Bickle each added 14 for the Bears (20-12), whose rally tied for the third biggest comeback in tournament history. Baylor closed the game on a 7-0 run.
TENNESSEE 95, SAINT LOUIS 50: Jordan Horston scored 21 points and Rickea Jackson added 18 as fourth-seeded Tennessee remained perfect when opening the NCAA Tournament on its home court, routing No. 13 seed Saint Louis.
The Lady Vols (24-11) improved to 25-0 in first-round games on their home court to reach Monday night’s second-round where they will play either No. 5 seed Iowa State or 12th-seeded Toledo. Tennessee improved to 6-2 all-time as a No. 4 seed.
TOLEDO 80, IOWA ST. 73: Quinesha Lockett scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as 12th-seeded Toledo knocked off No. 5 seed Iowa State .
The Rockets (29-4) matched the program record for most wins for a second straight season by winning a record 17th straight game, topping the 16-game streak of 2000-01. They also posted their first NCAA win since 1996 in their ninth tournament appearance overall and first since 2017.
OHIO STATE 80, JAMES MADISON 66: Cotie McMahon scored 18 points to help No. 3 seed Ohio State pull away for home victory over No. 14 seed James Madison.
McMahon made her team’s first 3-pointer with 5:18 left in the third quarter to give Ohio State (26-7) a 44-43 lead, and the Buckeyes didn’t give up the advantage from there on out.
NORTH CAROLINA 61, ST. JOHN’S 59: Deja Kelly had a go-ahead three-point play with 2 seconds left and No. 6 seed North Carolina hung on to beat 11th-seeded St. John’s.
The Tar Heels faced their first deficit of the game when Danielle Patterson sank a 3-pointer with 6:39 left to play.
OKLAHOMA 85, PORTLAND 63: Aubrey Joens and Taylor Robertson each scored 14 points and fifth-seeded Oklahoma took control in the third quarter to defeat No. 12 seed Portland in Los Angeles.
UCLA 67, SACRAMENTO STATE 43: Kiki Rice scored 15 points, Emily Bessoir added 14, and Charisma Osborne had 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked Bruins over the No. 13 Hornets.
INDIANA 77, TENNESSEE TECH 47: Sydney Parrish scored 19 points and had eight rebounds to lead top-seeded Indiana past Tennessee Tech at home.
Maaliya Owens had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Tennessee Tech (23-10), which had won its previous eight games.
MIAMI 62, OKLAHOMA ST. 61: Haley Cavinder scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half and made what proved to be the decisive free throw with 8.9 seconds left to pull off a 17-point second half rally that gave ninth-seeded Miami a victory over eighth-seeded Oklahoma State in Bloomington, Ind.
FGCU 74, WASHINGTON ST. 53: Maddie Antenucci’s 3-pointer bounced four times before going through the net as part of her game-changing spree from beyond the arc that sent 12th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast into the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a victory over No. 5-seed Washington State in Villanova, Pa.
VILLANOVA 76, CLEVELAND ST. 59: Maddy Siegrist became the fifth women’s player in NCAA history to score 1,000 points in a season and the first-team AP All-American had 35 points to lead fourth-seeded Villanova over Cleveland State.
COLORADO 82, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 60: Frida Formann scored 21 points and Colorado unleashed a torrid 3-point shooting display to roll past Middle Tennessee in Durham, N.C.
Jaylyn Sherrod added 13 points and Aaronette Vonleh had 11 points for the Buffaloes, who made 13 shots from beyond the 3-point arc.
LOUISVILLE 83, DRAKE 81: Hailey Van Lith scored 13 points over the final five minutes, including five in a row in the final 16 seconds, and Louisville held off Drake’s frantic March Madness upset bid in Austin, Texas.
(3) DUKE 89, (14) IONA 49: Celeste Taylor and Elizabeth Balogun each scored 13 points and Duke marked its return to the NCAA Tournament with a romp past Iona. It was the first NCAA Tournament win for Duke since 2018, when it last had a spot in the tournament.
TEXAS 79, EAST CAROLINA 40: Shaylee Gonzales scored 20 points and fourth-ranked Texas rolled to a win over No. 13 East Carolina. Texas rallied from a poor start to the season to earn the role of host for the first two rounds and made quick work of the Pirates.