Tulane bounced out of NCAA womens tournament
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Breanna Richardson scored 15 points and Mississippi State beat Tulane 57-47 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Morgan William added 14 points for the fifth-seeded Bulldogs (27-6). They shot 48 percent in the second half and advanced to a second-round matchup with host Duke, the fourth seed, on Sunday.
Kolby Morgan had 17 points for the 12th-seeded Green Wave (22-11), who ended the season by losing two straight and four of six. They shot 28 percent and went 10 minutes between baskets, missing 11 consecutive shots after taking their only lead of the second half.
Richardson had 11 points during the 22-2 run that pushed the Bulldogs' lead well into double figures.