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March 24, 2009 at 8:42 AM

Pac-10 fares well in opening rounds of NCAA tourney

There are still some NCAA tournament games to play tonight, including locals Jacqua Williams (Rainier Beach) and Alex Montgomery (Lincoln) for Georgia Tech against No. 1 seed Oklahoma, but the Pac-10 will represent just over one-fifth of the tourney’s Sweet 16.
The three teams is better than the men fared, which is only represented by No. 12 seed Arizona — one of the last teams placed in the men’s NCAA tournament field.
The women were boosted by California, which is making its first trip to the Sweet 16 following a 99-73 win against Virginia on Monday. C Ashley Walker, the conference’s leading scorer, put on a clinic inside with a career-high tying 32 points.
Predictably, Stanford and Arizona State are the other women’s teams to advance, giving the Pac-10 a 6-0 showing so far. The Cardinal defeated San Diego State 77-49 while the Sun Devils used a late three-pointer by Danielle Orsillo to help beat Florida State 63-58.
Those wins send Seattleites Sue Semrau (FSU coach) and Candace Chambers (SDSU freshman forward) home, however.

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