Both Kerri Shields (sophomore at Boston College) and Erin Shields (freshman at St. Joe’s) started for their respective teams. Kerri scored 26 points for Boston College (20-12) and Erin scored 21 points and added five rebounds and three assists for St. Joe’s (20-12).
Boston College, averaging a program high 78.6 points a game heading into the contest, moves into the third round and will face Sunday’s Virginia at Loyola winner at a date and location to be named.
In another Round 2 game Saturday, Toledo took charge from the start and defeated Auburn 67-52 to push their home winning streak to 14 games.
Toledo (25-8) got another big game from sophomore Yolanda Richardson, who had 20 points and eight rebounds and has come on strong the past seven games. Auburn (16-16), which finished 8-8 in the SEC regular season, was led by Alli Smalley’s 13 points.
At Lawrence, Kansas, the Duquesne women’s basketball team extended their nation-leading road winning streak to 14 games this season with an 80-63 victory over Kansas.
Duquesne, coming off of its first postseason win in school history with a first-round WNIT victory over Kent State, had five players score in double figures. The Dukes (24-8) will play the winner of Sunday’s Wisconsin-Illinois State game at a location and date to be announced.
Kansas (21-13), which entered Saturday’s game with an 11-0 record vs. nonconference opponents, had Carolyn Davis score 38 points and add 10 rebounds in the loss.
In a battle of the Beehive State, BYU outscored Utah State 102-63 to advance to the third round. BYU will play the winner of Sunday’s Southern Cal at Nevada game at a date and location to be announced.
Against Utah State, BYU (25-8) had six players score in double figures in the team’s season-high for scoring. Hailey Hall and Kim Parker led the way with 19 points each for the Mountain West Conference regular-season champs.
Utah State (18-15), which picked up its first-ever postseason victory in the modern era earlier this week against Arizona, finished with a school-record 18 wins.
Round 2 Games
Saturday, March 19
Toledo 67, Auburn 52
Boston College 86, Saint Joseph’s 59
BYU 102, Utah State 63
Duquesne 80, Kansas 63