DePaul Eliminates OU Women In NCAA Tournament Opener
Megan Rogowski scored 24 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 40.5 seconds left to help DePaul beat Oklahoma 104-100 on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Chanise Jenkins added 21 points and Brittany Hrynko had 19 for the seventh-seeded Blue Demons (28-6). They blew a 19-point lead with under 16 minutes left, then rallied for a wild win.
They will play second-seeded Duke (28-6) on Monday night in the second round of the Lincoln Regional.
Aaryn Ellenberg had 36 points and seven 3s for the 10th-seeded Sooners (18-15), who set a tournament record for most points by a losing team in a regulation game. The 204 combined points also made it the highest scoring regulation game in the history of the NCAA women's tournament.
Oklahoma's Portia Durrett tied it at 97 with a layup with 48.2 seconds left.
Hrynko drove into the lane and found Rogowski in the left corner for an open 3 that put DePaul ahead for good.