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March 20, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Laurin Mincy scored 24 points, Tianna Hawkins had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and Maryland squeezed past Louisville 72-68 Monday night to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA women's tournament.
The Terrapins trailed 64-59 with 6 minutes left before closing with a 13-4 run and limiting Louisville to only one field goal.
Maryland (30-4) will face the winner of the Monday night's late game between defending champion Texas A&M and Arkansas. The Terrapins charge into Sunday's Raleigh Regional semifinal riding a nine-game winning streak.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Kayla Standish scored 19 points and Gonzaga beat Miami to advance to the round of 16 for the second consecutive season.
Katelan Redmon added 16 points for Gonzaga (28-5), which was playing on its home floor in front of an overwhelmingly supportive sold-out crowd.
Shenise Johnson had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Miami (26-6), which was undone by poor shooting in the second half.
The game between two of the nation's best offenses was expected to be high-scoring, but turned into a defensive battle. Miami pressed most of the game.