Kansas State holds off Princeton women 67-64
Saturday, March 17, 2012
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Branshea Brown scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Kansas State past Princeton 67-64 Saturday in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament.
Janala Childs added 15 points for the eighth-seeded Wildcats (20-13), who play top-seeded Connecticut or Prarie View A&M in the second round.
Niveen Rasheed had 20 points and Lauren Edwards and Devona Allgood each had 15 for Princeton (24-5). The Tigers lost for the first time in 18 games and for the third consecutive year in the first round of the tournament.
The win is the first in the tournament for Kansas State since 2009. The Wildcats have not advanced past the second round since 2004.