Brittany Rayburn scored 21 points and ninth-seeded Purdue moved into the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 53-45 win over Kansas State (21-11) on Sunday in Storrs, Conn.
Drey Mingo, a Maryland transfer who overcame a life-threatening bout with meningitis this season, added 16points for the Boilermakers (21-11), who advance to play the tournament's top seed, Connecticut, on Tuesday.
"We stepped up on the defensive end, and that really got us going offensively," Mingo said.
Miami 80, Gardner-Webb 62: Riquna Williams scored 28 points to give the third-seeded Hurricanes (28-4) their first tournament win since 1993 and eliminate the Runnin' Bulldogs (23-11) in Charlottesville, Va.
Connecticut 75, Hartford 39: Stefanie Dolson scored all 12 of her points in the first half as the top-seeded Huskies (33-1) routed the Hawks (17-16) in Storrs.
Georgia 56, Middle Tennessee State 41: Jasmine James scored eight of her 18 points over the final 5:40 as the Bulldogs defeated the Blue Raiders (23-8) in Auburn.
Xavier 72, South Dakota State 56: Ta'Shia Phillips had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the second-seeded Musketeers (29-2) got off to a slow start at home before pulling past the Jackrabbits (19-14).
Baylor 66, Prairie View 30: Brittney Griner and Brooklyn Pope each had 17 points as the top-seeded and host Bears (32-2) held the Panthers (21-12) to an NCAA tournament-record-low eight points in the first half.
Texas A&M 87, McNeese State 47: Danielle Adams scored 18 points for the second-seeded Aggies (28-5) in a lopsided victory over the Cowgirls (26-7) in Bossier City, La.
Wisconsin-Green Bay 59, Arkansas-Little Rock 55: The fifth-seeded Phoenix (33-1) extended its winning streak to 21games in beating the Trojans (23-8) in Wichita, Kan.
Michigan State 69, Northern Iowa 66: Kalisha Keane scored 17 points as the fourth-seeded Spartans (27-5) edged the Panthers (27-6) in Wichita.