BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Sydney Parrish scored 19 points and had eight rebounds to lead the top-seeded Indiana Hoosiers past Tennessee Tech 77-47 in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament on Saturday.
All-American center Mackenzie Holmes cheered on her Indiana teammates from the bench while resting a sore knee. Grace Berger had 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks and Lilly Meister added seven points and three blocks in her first career start.
Indiana (28-3) faces the winner of Saturday's second game between eighth-seeded Oklahoma State and ninth-seeded Miami. Coach Teri Moren said after the game that Holmes was available in case of emergency and she's optimistic the senior will be able to play in Monday's second-round game, when the Hoosiers will be chasing their third-straight Sweet 16 appearance.
Maaliya Owens had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Tennessee Tech (23-10), which had won its previous eight games. After finishing the first quarter tied at 18, the Golden Eagles took a 22-20 lead on Anna Walker's layup with 6:53 to go.Read more on espn.com