Chastity Reed scored 22 points to help Arkansas-Little Rock book a return trip to the NCAA Tournament with a 66-59 win over Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game Tuesday.
Kalisha Keane and Brittney Thomas each scored 14 points, leading Michigan State (unranked ESPN/USA Today, No. 25 AP) to a 59-51 victory over Western Kentucky in the first round of the UCF Thanksgiving Classic on Friday.
Shavonte Zellous and Xenia Stewart each scored 17 points and Pittsburgh (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) started the second half with an 18-2 run and went on to beat Western Kentucky 93-50 on Tuesday night.