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Campbell 58, Coastal Carolina 54
With a 58-54 win over Coastal Carolina (17-14) in the first round of the WBI, Campbell (21-12) earned its first-ever postseason victory Thursday night. The back and forth contest included six ties and nine lead changes.
Campbell faces Tennessee Tech in the WBI quarterfinals on Monday, March 25.
Hayley Barber 17 points, 4 rebounds
Shy Tuelle 14 points
DJ Williams 33 points, 7 rebounds
Southern Miss 77, Nicholls 71
Southern Miss (18-13) opened their WBI campaign with a hard-fought 77-71 victory over the Nicholls Colonels (20-12). After a dismal third quarter where they were outscored 25-10 by Southern Miss, Nicholls roared back in the fourth quarter to mount a 31-16 run, giving the Lady Eagles a scare and getting within two points with just four minutes left in the game.
Southern Miss hosts North Alabama in the quarterfinals on Monday, March 25.
Megan Brown 18 points, 4 rebounds
Shonte Hailes 16 points
Camille Anderson 15 points
Alarie Mayze 10 points, 4 rebounds
Cassidy Barrios 29 points, 13 rebounds
Chrystal Ezechukwu 10 points, 7 rebounds
Tennessee Tech 73, Akron 59
Tennessee Tech (22-10) dominated Akron (16-15) in the first round of the WBI with a 73-59 with a strong outing on both ends of the floor and a prolific bench.
TTU had 39 points from reserves compared to 12 from Akron. In addition, the Golden Eagles outrebounded their opponent 47-24.
The win was the first postseason victory for Tennessee Tech since 2006.
Anacia Wilkinson 19 points, 11 rebounds
Kesha Brady 18 points, 5 rebounds
Kentoria Alexander 15 points, 8 rebounds
Akia Harris 12 points, 9 assists
Megan Sefcik 21 points
Shayna Harmon 10 points
Alyssa Clay 10 points
North Alabama 64, Georgia State 57
The North Alabama Lions (20-8) reached 20 wins for the second season in a row after beating Georgia State (17-14) in the first round of the WBI, 64-57. UNA came out blazing on an 11-3 run. With three players in double figures, UNA held off a Georgia State comeback effort as the Panthers got within five in the fourth quarter.
Emma Wallen 20 points, 7 rebounds
Ivy Wallen 19 points, 7 rebounds
Brittany Panetti 16 points, 10 rebounds
Allison Johnson 13 points, 4 rebounds
Kierra Henry 12 points
Walnatia Wright 11 points, 8 rebounds
Janessa Murphy 10 points