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Smith, Black propel Duke into second round

Mar 24, 2008 - 3:54 AM COLLEGE PARK, Maryland (Ticker) -- Wanisha Smith scored 16 points and Chante Black had 14 for third-seed Duke en route to a 78-57 win over Murray State in first-round action of the NCAA women's tournament from the Oklahoma City Region.

The Blue Devils (24-9), who led wire-to-wire, held a 48-29 rebounding advantage over the Racers and outscored Murray State in the paint, 46-18.

After Amber Guffey's jumper capped a 9-2 run to help the Racers cut a 15-point deficit to 37-32 just 2 1/2 minutes into the second half, Black scored six points over the next 8:49 as the Blue Devils used a 22-5 run to make it 59-37 with 9:39 to go.

Ashley Hayes scored 26 points for Murray State (24-8), the champions of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Duke will face sixth-seeded Arizona State in the second round on Tuesday.








  • OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL
    AT COLLEGE PARK MD
    NCAA WOMENS BB OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    MURRAY ST (14) 23 34 57
    DUKE (3) 35 43 78 FINAL

    Mar 23 9:05 PM
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    Murray State(14) 23, Duke(3) 35  HalfMar 23 8:17 PM


  • OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL
    AT COLLEGE PARK MD
    NCAA WOMENS BB (14) MURRAY ST 23
    (3) DUKE 35 HALFTIME

    Mar 23 8:02 PM