(8) West Virginia 63, (9) Princeton 53

JJ Quinerly scored 29 factors as West Virginia defeated Princeton 63-53 in a ladies’s NCAA Tournament first-round recreation on Saturday.

Quinerly, who was 10 of 19 from the sphere, scored West Virginia’s first 12 factors of the fourth quarter because the eighth-seeded Mountaineers pulled away from the No. 9 seed Tigers to advance to Monday’s Albany 2 Regional second-round recreation towards No. 1 seed Iowa.

West Virginia ended Princeton’s five-game profitable streak by rallying within the second half as its stress protection disrupted the Tigers.

West Virginia led 42-35 early within the fourth quarter when Quinerly took over, hitting 4 subject targets and going 4 of 4 in free throws over a 6 ½-minute stretch to maintain Princeton from coming again.

Princeton, the Ivy League champion making its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament look, led all the first half regardless of taking pictures 34.4% from the sphere. The Tigers had a 24-12 edge in rebounding, and Kaitlyn Chen had 11 of their factors. Princeton led by as a lot as 9 factors, however West Virginia received to inside 26-24 at halftime on Jordan Harrison’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

That appeared to provide the Mountaineers a spark heading into halftime, which continued into the second half. West Virginia’s stress protection started carrying down the Tigers, who had 10 turnovers within the first 5 1/2 minutes of the third quarter to assist begin a 13-0 run by the Mountaineers. West Virginia outscored Princeton 18-7 within the quarter.