2001 NCAA Women's Tourney

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NCAA Basketball Scoreboard: Recap
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Xavier (OH) 77, Clemson 62
Posted: Monday March 19, 2001 12:12 AM
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CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Nicole Levandusky scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Xavier to a 77-62 victory over Clemson and its first trip to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament.

Xavier (30-2), the fourth seed in the Mideast Region, will play top-seeded Tennessee on Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Lady Musketeers shot a blistering 68 percent from the field (15-of-22) in the first half, when they opened a 49-27 lead.

Xavier, which extended its winning streak to 20 games, made 12-of-18 3-pointers while Clemson was just 4-of-19 from behind the arc.

Xavier's Tara Tuukunen had 14 points and Reeta Piipari and Amy Waugh added 13 apiece. Waugh and Piipari combined to hit all seven of their 3-point attempts.

Chrissy Floyd led Clemson (21-10) with 24 points.

Clemson held an 18-13 lead in the first seven minutes before Xavier broke open the game with a 36-9 run to end the half. The Lady Musketeers hit seven 3-pointers in the spurt, including three apiece by Waugh and Piipari.

Xavier led by as many as 31 points in the second half.


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