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March 24, 2012
Shay Selby took charge in the second half to finish with 18 points and seven assists, leading Duke to a 74-47 victory over St. John's on Saturday night in the Fresno Regional semifinals.
Chelsea Gray, who grew up about 75 miles north in Stockton, scored 13 points and Tricia Liston had 15 for the second-seeded Blue Devils (25-5) in what became a surprising rout. Duke moved within one win of its first Final Four since 2006 and will play top-seeded Stanford or No. 5 seed South Carolina on Monday night.
Selby had five points and two assists in the opening 4:55 of the second half and knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the arc that built Duke's lead to 49-29. She also had four steals.
Da'Shena Stevens scored 19 points in her final game for No. 3 seed St. John's (24-10), which didn't have another player with more than six points.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Yellow Jackets couldn't keep up with a standout performance from Baylor's Brittney Griner, and fell to the Lady Bears 83-68 on Saturday.
Griner, who finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks, got behind the defense and threw down a two-handed dunk with 6:29 left in yet another rout for the Lady Bears.
Georgia Tech made the round of 16 for the first time and came in with nine victories in the last 10 games. The Yellow Jackets showed they were serious about competing early as Wallace, who scored 51 points in the first two rounds of the tournament, hit a 3-pointer in front of the Baylor bench and dropped in a high floater over Griner that put Tech up 10-6 and forced a Baylor timeout.