No. 8 Georgia Women Rally to Knock off Iowa

Elsewhere, Notre Dame advances with victory over SMU
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2008 7:22 PM CDT
Notre Dame guard Brittany Mallory, left, Erica Williamson, center, and Melissa Lechlitner cheer during a first-round women's NCAA basketball tournament game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, March 23.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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(Newser) – Ashley Houts scored her team's last eight points, all on free throws in the final 41 seconds, as eighth-seeded Georgia overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Iowa, 67-61, in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament. Angel Robinson led the winners with 17 points while Houts added 12 assists. Georgia next faces top-seeded UNC, reports AP. In other action:

After blowing a 17-point lead, Notre Dame used an 18-5 run in the final four minutes to defeat Southern Methodist, 75-62. ND's Ashley Barlow scored 20 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds, while freshman Becca Bruszewski scored a personal-best 16 points. The fifth-seeded Fighting Irish dominated the glass, outrebounding SMU 49-26, including 24 of the offensive end.