March 23, 2009
No. 3 Ohio State 64, No. 11 Mississippi State 58: Jantel Lavender had 20 points and Ohio State scored its final 10 points on free throws to beat Mississippi State 64-58 Monday night in an NCAA second-round game.
The Buckeyes (29-5) advance to the Berkeley regional to meet the San Diego State-Stanford winner on Saturday.
No. 6 Purdue 85, No. 3 North Carolina 70: Purdue finally figured out how to beat North Carolina when it matters most.
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton and Brittany Rayburn led five Boilermakers in double digits with 18 points apiece, and sixth-seeded Purdue beat third-seeded North Carolina 85-70 Monday night in the second round of the Oklahoma City Regional after losing to the Tar Heels in two of the past three NCAA tournaments.