Monday's NCAA Result

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South Carolina 72, Purdue 61
Top scorer Brittany Rayburn never got into a rhythm, and Courtney Moses, who broke the women's tourney record by making nine 3s in Saturday's first-round victory, was 0 for 2 beyond the arc Monday and finished with seven points. KK Houser led the Boilermakers with 15, and Rayburn scored 13 to finish sixth on the school's career list with 1,795 points. "The amount of turnovers we had, we took ourselves out of the game," Rayburn said. "On each possession, it was us grounding ourselves for the most part. But they were aggressive on defense and they got it done." South Carolina was especially proficient each time Purdue made a run. After taking an early lead with an 11-2 spurt, the Gamecocks never trailed again. Purdue closed to 27-26 late in the first half, but South Carolina scored the final six points to make it 33-26 at the break. Houser opened the second half with another 3, riling up a crowd expecting a rally. Instead, Grant answered with back-to-back 3s to extend the lead to 39-29. "When we got close, they kept running the play where they pinned the player and we always got called on a foul," Purdue coach Sharon Versyp said. "We did it all year and they did it about seven times and they only called it one time. We tried to adjust, but that's when they would come down and score." RECAP

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