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Women's conference tournaments

Old Dominion still perfect in Colonial

NEWARK, Del. — Tiffany Green had 19 points as top-seeded and 14th-ranked Old Dominion held off eighth seed UNC Wilmington 82-65 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament Friday. The Monarchs improved to 48-0 in Colonial tournament games and 37-0 all time against the Seahawks.

Old Dominion will play Towson, which beat Drexel 62-53, in one semifinal today.

Sophomore guard Kita Waller's layup with 3.3 seconds left lifted Virginia Commonwealth over Northeastern 51-50. VCU will meet second seed James Madison, which beat William & Mary 53-46, in today's other semifinal.

Big West: UC Santa Barbara beat Cal Poly 77-57 to reach its 12th straight conference final, where it will meet UC Davis, a 63-53 winner over UC Riverside.

Ivy: Koren Schram scored 15 and Dartmouth held off Harvard 68-62 in a playoff game at New York. The Big Green will face Cornell on Sunday. Cornell won a coin pull to get the bye into the title game. The Ivy League is the only conference without a postseason tournament, forcing the need for a playoff to determine the automatic berth.

Mountain West: Quenese Davis inbounded the ball off opponent Adrianne Ross' back and scored the go-ahead basket with 18 seconds left, lifting San Diego State past second seed TCU 69-67 and into the final at Las Vegas. The sixth-seeded Aztecs will face No.  4 seed New Mexico in the title game today.

Jene Morris' shot was blocked out of bounds with 18.6 seconds remaining in the game and two seconds left on the shot clock. Davis brought the ball in and when Ross turned her back in the lane, Davis tossed the ball off her back, grabbed the ricochet and scored to put the Aztecs up.

Meanwhile, New Mexico beat Colorado State 65-41 as Dionne Marsh scored 19 for the Lobos.

Mid-American: Ohio stopped Bowling Green 68-66 in double overtime to advance to today's final at Cleveland against Miami (Ohio), which beat Toledo 70-66.

Mid-eastern Athletic: Shalamar Oakley scored 17 as Coppin State beat Delaware State 63-56 to reach today's final at Raleigh, N.C. The Eagles will take on North Carolina A&T, which beat Hampton 74-71 in overtime.

Missouri Valley: Top seed Illinois State used a big second-half run to beat Southern Illinois 77-65 in the quarterfinals at St. Charles, Mo. Illinois State advances to a semifinal today against Creighton, which got 16 points from Sam Schuett in a 56-49 win over Missouri State. Meanwhile, Evansville beat Northern Iowa 79-56 to set up a semifinal with Drake, a 65-59 winner over Indiana State.

Southland: Texas-San Antonio beat Texas Arlington 77-67 to reach today's final at Katy, Texas. Lamar beat Texas A&M Corpus Christi 63-50 in the other semifinal.

Wac: Led by Jalessa Ross' 21 points, Fresno State beat Louisiana Tech 85-58 in Las Cruces, N.M. New Mexico State beat Boise State 72-66 in the other semifinal after trailing by 19.

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Automatic berths for the NCAA Tournament:

Bucknell Patriot

Chattanooga Southern

Connecticut Big East

East Tenn. St. Atlantic Sun

Marist MACC

Murray State Ohio Valley

North Carolina ACC

Oral Roberts Summit

Purdue Big Ten

San Diego West Coast

SMU C-USA

Stanford Pac-10

Tennessee SEC

W.  Kentucky Sun Belt

Xavier Atlantic 10

Old Dominion still perfect in Colonial 03/14/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:39am]
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