Breanna Stewart, UConn: Had 18 points and eight steals in a 101-49 victory over Robert Morris in Storrs, Conn. She also became the school's all-time leader in blocked shots (398), passing Rebecca Lobo.

Kelsey Plum, Washington: The nation's third-leading scorer had 24 points as well as seven assists in a 65-53 victory over Penn in College Park, Md.

Deva'Nyar Workman, Duquesne: Scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Dukes routed Seton Hall 97-76 in Storrs, Conn., in their NCAA tournament debut.

Makayla Epps, Kentucky: Scored 24 points in an 85-31 rout of UNC Asheville in Lexington, Ky. It was the biggest NCAA tournament victory margin in school history.

Injury report

Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff said that "it's close" whether starting guard Ameryst Alston will be ready to play Sunday against West Virginia. Alston did not play Friday because of a sprained right wrist. "I'm optimistic, but we really won't know for sure until [Sunday]," McGuff said. Alston averages 18.6 points a game.

By the numbers

70 Consecutive games won by top-ranked UConn. That matches the second-longest winning streak in team and NCAA history.

1983 The last time Indiana had won an NCAA tournament game before Saturday. The Hoosiers defeated Georgia 62-58 in South Bend, Ind, and earned a date with top-seeded Notre Dame.

1996 The last time Purdue had lost its opening-round tournament game before Saturday. The Boilermakers lost to Oklahoma 61-45 in Lexington, Ky. The Sooners blocked 13 shots, a school record for an NCAA tournament game.

4-1 The Big Ten's record after first-round games.

0 Sweet 16 appearances by Oregon State. It can change that with a victory over St. Bonaventure on Sunday.

Sunday's best bets

(2) Arizona State vs. (7) Tennessee: The current arc of the two programs creates an interesting role reversal. The Sun Devils (26-6), and not the eight-time NCAA champion Lady Vols (20-13), are the favorites in Tempe, Ariz.

(4) Michigan State vs. (5) Mississippi State: The Spartans average more than 75 points per game, while the Bulldogs prefer to slow it down. The winner will advance to the Sweet 16, where an almost certain meeting with No. 1 overall seed UConn awaits.


"We're going to shoot 50 threes tomorrow. I mean, that's what we do. We're going to play in transition. We're going to press. And if they're going to give us open shots, we've got to take them."

— Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman on Sunday's matchup with Albany

"After 38 years of doing this and knowing I'm not going to be doing it, it's hard. I'm not Peyton Manning. I'm not those people, but it's still the same feeling."

— Retiring Robert Morris coach Sal Buscaglia

Associated Press