BREAKING NEWS: Duke downs UT Martin in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament

BREAKING NEWS: Duke downs UT Martin in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament

Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2011 2:45 pm

UT Martin was defeated 90-45 by Duke in its first-ever NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament game.

The Skyhawk women trailed by a 41-31 margin at halftime.

The No. 2 seeded Duke women opened the second half with a 13-2 run in the first four minutes to pull away and gain a more comfortable cushion.

Heather Butler paced the UT Martin women, who were outrebounded 36-25 and forced into 22 turnovers, on Saturday, with 15 points. Fellow freshman Jasmine Newsome had nine for the Skyhawk women.

The game was the final in a UTM jersey for lone senior Alecia Weatherly.

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