Italee Lucas scored 13 points to lead four players in double figures and North Carolina (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) used a big second half to surge past East Tennessee State 87-47 Wednesday night.
Xavier avoided an unprecedented upset on its home court Sunday, following the inside domination by Amber Harris and Ta'Shia Phillips en route to a 94-82 victory over East Tennessee State in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament.
TaRonda Wiles scored the winning jumper with 2 seconds remaining as East Tennessee State defeated North Florida 63-62 on Saturday to win the Atlantic Sun title and earn a trip to the NCAA women's tournament.
Siarre Evans scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and East Tennessee State earned a second straight trip to the NCAA tournament Saturday by beating Jacksonville 58-52 in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament championship.
Andrea Riley did her part with 26 points and five assists and three teammates made major contributions as Oklahoma State beat East Tennessee State 85-73 Saturday night in the opening round of the New Orleans Regional.
Latisha Belcher had 24 points and eight rebounds to lead East Tennessee State to its first NCAA tournament berth with a 75-72 win over Jacksonville in the Atlantic Sun tournament championship on Saturday.