Buckeyes and Boilermakers Keep on Dancing

Freshman Brittany Rayburn scored 18 points in Purdue's win over North Carolina on Monday.

Freshman Brittany Rayburn scored 18 points in Purdue's win over North Carolina on Monday.

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.

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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.

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