MaryLynne Schaefer hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and then added two free throws to seal Hartford's 59-55 win over Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament today, reports the Associated Press. Schaefer finished with 19 points for 10th-seeded Hartford. In other women's action:
- Angela Tisdale scored 26 points to lead third-seeded Baylor to an 88-67 win over Fresno State. The taller Bears dominated the offensive glass with 23 offensive rebounds.
- Kia Vaughn scored 22 points to lead second-seeded Rutgers to an 85-42 win over Robert Morris. The Scarlett Knights had four players in double figures and started the game on 15-2 run.