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Hot shooting helps Louisville move on

– Louisville showed off just how potent it can be when Shoni Schimmel knocks down shots.

Schimmel scored 20 points, and the fifth-seeded Cardinals finished with 18 steals Sunday in beating Middle Tennessee 74-49 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

“She was just knocking down big shots,” Louisville senior forward Monique Reid said. “If she’ll continue to do that, we’ll go a long way in the tournament.”

Schimmel went just 1 of 5 beyond the arc, but the junior guard finished 9 for 15 overall. She also grabbed four rebounds with three steals in 36 minutes.

The Cardinals (25-8) will play No. 4 seed Purdue, a 77-43 winner over Liberty, on Tuesday night in the second round of the Oklahoma City Regional.

Oklahoma City Regional

FLORIDA STATE 60, PRINCETON 44: In Waco, Texas, Leonor Rodriguez and Morgan Toles each scored 12 points to lead the Seminoles (23-9).

BAYLOR 82, PRAIRIE VIEW A&M 40: In Waco, Texas, Brittney Griner had 33 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and another dunk to lead the defending champion Bears.

Bridgeport Regional

KENTUCKY 61, NAVY 41: In New York, DaNesha Stallworth scored 18 points and Jennifer O’Neill added nine of her 12 points in the second half to lead the second-seed Wildcats.

DAYTON 96, ST. JOHN’S 90 (2OT): In New York, Andrea Hoover scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Flyers.

Brittany Wilson hit a three-pointer and Kelley Austria had a three-point play to make it 90-86 with 2:11 left in the second extra period. After St. John’s failed to score, Olivia Applewhite added a basket with 47 seconds left to seal the win.

DELAWARE 66, WEST VIRGINIA 53: In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne scored 33 points and led a second-half surge that carried the Blue Hens.

NORTH CAROLINA 59, ALBANY 54: In Newark, Del., Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Tar Heels.

North Carolina trailed 48-44 with just under 10 minutes left before rallying behind Ruffin-Pratt, who scored 17 of the Tar Heels’ final 21 points.

Norfolk Regional

IOWA 69, MIAMI 53: In Iowa City, Iowa, Samantha Logic had 23 points with 11 rebounds to lead the Hawkeyes (21-12).

DUKE 67, HAMPTON 51: In Durham, N.C., Tricia Liston scored 13 of her 20 points in the second half as the Blue Devils pulled away.

OKLAHOMA STATE 73, DEPAUL 56: In Durham, N.C., Toni Young scored 20 of her 25 points in the first half to lead the Cowgirls.

Liz Donohoe added 14 points for seventh-seeded Oklahoma City (22-10), which blew nearly all of a 16-point lead before taking back control with a 13-0 run. Young also grabbed 13 rebounds.

Spokane Regional

PENN STATE 85, CAL POLY 55: In Baton Rouge, La., Maggie Lucas scored 19 points, and Alex Bentley added 18 to lead the Nittany Lions (26-5).

LSU 75, GREEN BAY 71: In Baton Rouge, La., Danielle Ballard capped a 16-point performance by hitting a key free throw with 4 seconds to go to lead the Tigers (21-11).

STANFORD 72, TULSA 56: In Stanford, Calif., Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points, eight rebounds and three assists to lead the top-seeded Cardinal.

MICHIGAN 60, VILLANOVA 52: In Stanford, Calif., Kate Thompson hit a key three-pointer down the stretch and another late jumper to finish with 17 points to lead the Wolverines.

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