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NEWARK, Del. — Elena Delle Donne scored 33 points in her final home game, and Delaware rallied past foul-plagued North Carolina 78-69 on Tuesday night to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.

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Delaware's Lauren Carra (from left), Elena Delle Donne, Jaquetta May and Trumae Lucas celebrate after the Blue Hens beat North Carolina to reach their first Sweet 16.   PATRICK SEMANSKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
PATRICK SEMANSKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Delaware's Lauren Carra (from left), Elena Delle Donne, Jaquetta May and Trumae Lucas celebrate after the Blue Hens beat North Carolina to reach their first Sweet 16.

The Blue Hens (32-3) trailed 50-42 with 15:31 left before coming back to extend their school-record winning streak to 27 games and eliminate No. 3 seed North Carolina (29-7).

BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL

KENTUCKY 84, DAYTON 70

In New York, A’dia Mathies rebounded from the worst game of her career to match her career high with 34 points and lead second-seeded Kentucky (29-5) over seventh-seeded Dayton (28-3).

NORFOLK REGIONAL

NOTRE DAME 74, IOWA 57

In Iowa City, Iowa, Kayla McBride scored a career-high 28 points and top-seeded Notre Dame (33-1) advanced to the regional semifinals with a win over Iowa (21-13).

DUKE 68, OKLAHOMA STATE 59

In Durham, N.C., Elizabeth Williams had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Duke (32-2) rallied to beat Oklahoma State (22-11).

OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL

BAYLOR 85, FLORIDA STATE 47

In Waco, Texas, Brittney Griner had 33 points and a career-high 22 rebounds to go with three highlight dunks, as the defending national champion Lady Bears (34-1) rolled past Florida State (23-10).

LOUISVILLE 76, PURDUE 63

In Louisville, Ky., Sara Hammond had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help fifth-seeded Louisville (26-8) beat Purdue (25-9) and advance to its second regional semifinal in three years.

SPOKANE REGIONAL

STANFORD 73, MICHIGAN 40

In Stanford, Calif., Joslyn Tinkle made a career-high five 3-pointers on the way to 21 points in her final home game at Maples Pavilion, and top-seeded Stanford (33-2) routed No. 8 seed Michigan (22-11).

LOUISIANA STATE 71, PENN STATE 66

In Baton Rouge, La., Adrienne Webb scored a career-high 29 points, including two crucial free throws with 22 seconds left, and Louisiana State (22-11) beat third-seeded Penn State (26-6).


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