AUSTIN, Texas - LSU has certainly had a tumultuous postseason. Against West Virginia, the Lady Tigers faced adversity on the court, for a change.
Sylvia Fowles scored 14 of her 21 points in the second half, and the Lady Tigers rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat West Virginia 49-43 on Monday night in the second round of the Fresno Regional.
Playing without former head coach Pokey Chatman, who abruptly resigned March 7 amid allegations of improper conduct with a former player, third-seeded LSU (28-7) was in danger of seeing its run to a fourth consecutive Final Four end early when West Virginia (21-11) led 35-24 in the second half.
But Fowles, held in check in the first half by Olayinka Sanni, took over the game when the West Virginia center had to go to the bench for nearly 12 minutes with foul trouble.
AUSTIN, Texas - Courtney Paris got her 60th consecutive double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds despite spending almost 12 minutes of the first half on the bench, and sister Ashley Paris chipped in eight points and 10 boards.
The Sooners (28-4), the No. 3 seed in the Dayton Regional, move on to the round of 16 for the second consecutive year.
Krystal Ellis scored 12 points to lead Marquette (26-7).
MINNEAPOLIS - Cori Chambers scored all 18 of her points in a perfect first-half performance, and Georgia advanced to the school's 17th regional semifinal and fifth in a row.
Tasha Humphrey had 21 points and seven rebounds for the third-seeded Lady Bulldogs (27-6), which shot 61 percent and made eight 3-pointers in the first half.
Lyndsey Medders had 11 points and nine assists for sixth-seeded Iowa State (26-9).
MINNEAPOLIS - Katie Gearlds led second-seeded Purdue with 26 points.
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Boilermakers (30-5), who will play third-seeded Georgia next Sunday.
Stephanie Higgs scored 27 points and Janie Mitchell had 16 points for the Yellow Jackets (21-12), who trailed by at least 15 points for a stretch of nearly 29 minutes until a late basket by Higgs.
LOS ANGELES - Kimberly Beck scored 18 points and made a 3-pointer that put the game away with 1:40 to play and fellow guard Sarah-Jo Lawrence added 12 points for the Colonials.
George Washington (28-3) will face either No. 1 seed North Carolina or ninth-seeded Notre Dame, which play Tuesday night, next weekend. It will be the Colonials' first trip to the round of 16 since 1997.
Takia Starks had 15 points for the Aggies (25-7).
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