Sunday's Postseason Results

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NCAA Tournament Results
Iowa 87, Marist 65
It's on to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season for the University of Iowa women's basketball team. The sixth-seeded Hawkeyes team shot 62.1 percent, including an 8-of-12 effort from 3-point land, in the second half and had all five starters reach double figures in an 87-65 victory over 11th-seeded Marist on Sunday night on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa, one of 21 teams to advance to the NCAA Second Round in consecutive seasons, will now face No. 3 seed Louisville on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. (CT) for the right to move on to the Sweet 16. "Our players executed very well, relaxed and had fun out there," said UI head coach Lisa Bluder. "It was one of those game where I thought offensively, we had so many weapons." RECAP

Michigan State 91, Hampton 61
Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant was a little concerned about how her team would perform after a two-week layoff. Freshman Aerial Powers and senior Annalise Pickrel put her worries at ease right away. Powers had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Pickrel had 21 points on 7 of 7 shooting and the fifth-seeded Spartans jumped out to a 32-point halftime lead and cruised to an easy 91-61 victory over No. 12 Hampton on Sunday to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Michigan State (23-9) came into the tournament looking to avenge a 28-point loss to Nebraska in the Big Ten Conference semifinals on March 8 and played inspired basketball almost from the opening tip. RECAP

Penn State 62, Wichita State 56
The No. 3 seed Penn State Lady Lions used a 17-0 run to open the second half to pull out a hard-fought 62-56 victory over No. 14 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament first round matchup. The Lady Lions will face No. 11 seed Florida in the NCAA Tournament Second Round on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center. Senior guard/forward Ariel Edwards scored her 1,000th career point in the win to become the 36th Penn State player to reach the milestone. Like through most of the season, seniors Maggie Lucas, Talia East and Edwards came up with huge performances when the Lady Lions needed it most. Lucas led the team in scoring with 22 points, including three makes from distance, and pulled down nine rebounds to power the Blue and White on the offensive end. Lucas added two assists and two steals to round out her stellar performance. RECAP

WNIT Results
Minnesota 77, SMU 70
Behind a career-high scoring night for Sari Noga, the University of Minnesota women's basketball team withstood a late Southern Methodist rally, defeating the Mustangs 77-70 in WNIT second-round action at Williams Arena Sunday evening. Minnesota (22-12) moves onto the third round of the WNIT and will travel to South Dakota State on Thursday evening, facing the Jackrabbits at 7 p.m. in Brookings, S.D. Noga poured in 22 points of 9-of-16 shooting to lead a quintet of Gophers in double figures. Amanda Zahui B. and Mikayla Bailey each registered a double-double, with Zahui pulling down a game-high 12 rebounds along with 10 points. Bailey posted her first career double-double, scoring 11 points along with a career-high 11 rebounds. Kayla Hirt added 12 points while Rachel Banham added 11 points. RECAP

Northwestern 88, IUPUI 52
Northwestern was firing on all cylinders Sunday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena, cruising to an 88-52 victory over IUPUI in the second round of the WNIT. The Wildcats shot 22-of-29 for 75.9 percent in the second half, outscoring the Jaguars 54-31 in the frame. All 12 available players entered the game for Northwestern with Maggie Lyon leading the way, scoring a game-high 19 points. Christen Inman went 8-of-12 from the field for 18 points while Nia Coffey added 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds to go with five assists. Karly Roser also had a productive day with seven points and nine assists. NU finished the game shooting 60.3 percent from the field while limiting IUPUI to just 33.9 percent. With the win, the Wildcats advance to the third round of the WNIT for the second time in school history. Northwestern will travel to Bloomington, Ind., to take on Big Ten foe Indiana on Thursday, March 23. Tip is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT at Assembly Hall. RECAP

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