Originally created 03/20/00

UConn cruises past Clemson



STORRS, Conn. -- Top-seeded Connecticut held Clemson to three field goals in the first half en route to an 83-45 win in the second round of the East Regional on Sunday.

The Lady Tigers shot 10 of 49 for the game (20.4 percent), setting a tournament mark for fewest field goals and tying a record for lowest shooting percentage.

Sue Bird scored 16 points, Shea Ralph had 15, and Swin Cash added 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Huskies (32-1) into the East Regional semifinals.

LSU -- 57
Stephen F. Austin -- 45

BATON ROUGE, La. -- April Brown scored all 11 of her second-half points during an 18-point run as LSU beat Stephen F. Austin to reach the East Regional semis.

LSU (24-6) wiped out a nine-point halftime deficit, outscoring Stephen F. Austin (28-4) by 35-14 in the second half.

Rutgers -- 59
St. Joseph's -- 39

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers limited St. Joseph's to its lowest point total since the 1982-83 season in posting a 20-point win in the West Regional second round.

The victory send No. 2 seed Rutgers (24-7) to the round of 16 for the third straight year and prevented 10th-seeded St. Joseph's (25-6) from reaching that stage for the first time.

Virginia -- 74
Boston College -- 70

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Telisha Quarles had eight of her career-high 24 points during a 10-0 run in the second half Virginia beat Boston College in the second round of the Mideast Regional.

The Cavaliers advanced to the third round in Memphis, Tenn., their first Sweet 16 berth in three years, but their 12th in the past 14.

Iowa State -- 79
Illinois -- 68

AMES, Iowa -- Angie Welle scored 19 points and Desire Francis hit four second-half 3-pointers as Iowa State beat Illinois to reach the round of 16.



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