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Top 25 women

Notre Dame humbles Hoyas, 89-33

March 5, 2001

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— Niele Ivey scored 14 of her 16 points in the first half to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to an 89-33 victory Sunday over Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The 56-point margin was the biggest in tournament history. The Hoyas' 10-point first half was the worst ever in the tournament.

No. 3 Connecticut 96, Boston College 53

Storrs, Conn. Freshman Diana Taurasi scored 22 points as Connecticut advanced to the semifinals of the Big East tournament.

No. 4 Duke 72,

Florida State 56

Greensboro, N.C. Georgia Schweitzer scored 25 points, leading Duke (27-3) into in the semifinals of the ACC tournament. Florida State (18-11) was led by April Traylor's 12 points.

No. 6 Georgia 62,

No. 15 Vanderbilt 60

Memphis, Tenn. Kelly Miller hit a running 15-foot jumper with 0.8 seconds left as Georgia won its first SEC tournament title since 1986. The Bulldogs (26-5), who won their fourth SEC title, had lost in the championship game in 1987, '92, '93 and '99.

No. 23 Iowa 75,

No. 8 Purdue 70

Grand Rapids, Mich. Randi Peterson scored 20 points and Cara Consuegra hit seven free throws in the final 37 seconds as Iowa (20-9) upended Purdue (26-6) in the title game of the Big Ten tournament. Consuegra had 17 points and was chosen the tournament's most valuable player.

No. 9 Rutgers 69, Providence 58

Storrs, Conn. Tasha Pointer had 16 points and 12 rebounds as Rutgers held off Providence in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.

No. 12 Xavier 80, Dayton 71

Philadelphia Taru Tuukkanen scored 22 points as Xavier advanced to its third straight Atlantic 10 Conference title game. Nicole Levandusky scored 17 points for the top-seeded Musketeers (27-2).

No. 21 N.C. State 65, No. 25 Clemson 52

Greensboro, N.C. Carisse Moody had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead North Carolina State (20-9) in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Box scores on page 7C

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