2013 NCAA Tournament – Day Two Recaps

Bracket buster

  • (9) Iowa 69, (8) Miami (FL) 53

(2) Kentucky 61, (15) Navy 41

Matthew Mitchell has dubbed playing against his Kentucky Wildcats “40 minutes of dread.”

For twenty minutes, the Navy Midshipmen put the Wildcats in dry dock as they used timely shooting to help keep Kentucky at bay. Navy, the 15th seed actually led at half, 26-25. However, the size and speed of Kentucky gradually assumed control as they worked off the rust from a tw0-week layoff to assert control, outscoring Navy 26-15 in the second half.

Even though SEC co-player of the year A’dia Mathies did not score a field goal in the game, DeNesha Stallworth was a workhorse inside, scoring a team high 18 points and adding a team high 11 rebounds, plus two assists, three steals and two blocks. Kentucky swiped 16 steals from the Midshipmen.

Navy did not have a single player in double figures, as Kentucky held them to 31.9 percent shooting.

Kentucky will play the winner of St.John’s-Dayton on Tuesday night.

(2) Duke 67, (15) Hampton 51

Coming into their game against Duke, many felt Hampton was worthy of a seed higher than fifteen.

After a slow start, Hampton has a strong 27-14 run to pull within six of the Blue Devils before the number two seed pulled away en route to a 67-51 victory.

Duke has four score in double figures, led by Elizabeth Williams inside with 18 points and Tricia Liston outside with 20 points. Haley Peters (12 points and 10 rebounds) and freshman Alexis Jones (11 points and 10 assists) each had double-doubles for the Blue Devils. Jones was two rebounds from a triple-double.

Keiara Avant scored 18 points to lead Hampton and Olivia Allen finished with 15 points for the Pirates.

In the end, Hampton will be left wondering what it needs to do to be given that higher seed that will prevent them from playing number two seeds in the first round.

“I said that nothing this weekend would make me think I was a 15 seed, my mind still hasn’t changed. We weren’t a 15 seed,” Hampton coach David Six said.

(4) Purdue 77, (13) Liberty 43

Purdue started quickly, and never let up as the Boilermakers put on one of the most impressive performances of the first round, burying Liberty 77-43.

Led by Courtney Moses with 21 points and five three rebounds, Purdue hit 50 percent of their shots from the floor and 50 percent from three-point range, while hoding the Flames to 26 percent and 18 percent, respectively.

One of the top rebounding teams in the country, Liberty was outrebounded by the hard-working Boilermakers 39-38. Of those 39 rebounds, Purdue’s Sam Ostarello pulled down 17, in addition to scoring 10 points and blocking four points.

Liberty was led by Devon Brown, who scored 21 points.

Purdue advances to face the winner of Louisville-Middle Tennessee State.

(6) Delaware 66, (11) West Virginia 53

Elena Delle Donne will play at least one more college basketball game. Before a raucous home crowd, Delle Donne put on an offensive show, scoring from all over the court to lead the Blue Hens past West Virginia 66-53.

It was not easy though, as the Mountaineers led 33-26 at the half. The Blue Hens outscored them 40-20 in the second half though for the margin of victory.

Delaware received strong contributions from Kelsey Buchanon off the bench and timely shooting down the stetch from Danielle Parker and Lauren Carra (four foul shots in the final 45 seconds).

Mike Carey’s West Virginia teams are known for their defense, and this team was no exception. They frustrated Delaware in the first half, but in the second half the offensive end let the down, shooting 7 for 22 from the floor and committing 11 turnovers against the zone defense of Delaware.

West Virginia was led by Ayana Dunning’s 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Delaware will play the winner of North Carolina-Albany on Tuesday at home.

(1) Baylor 82, (16) Prairie View A&M 40

WACO, Texas – With a resounding dunk at 15:58 in the second half on the way to leading her team to an 82-40 win over Prairie View A&M (17-15), Baylor center Brittney Griner acquired fans on the opposing squad. After indicating that her team specifically did not want Griner to dunk on them, PVAM sophomore guard Jeanette Jackson admitted they became admirers post slam along with the crowd of 9,540.


Other results

  • (7) Oklahoma State 73, (10) DePaul 56
  • (7) Dayton 96, (10) St. John’s 90
  • (5) Louisville 74, (12) Middle Tennessee 49
  • (3) North Carolina 59, (14) Albany 54
  • (1) Notre Dame 97, (16) UT Martin 64
  • (8) Florida State 60, (9) Princeton 44
  • (3) Penn State 85, (14) Cal Poly 55
  • (1) Stanford 72, (16) Tulsa 56
  • (8) Michigan 60, (9) Villanova 52
  • (6) LSU 75, (11) Green Bay 71
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