SAN MARCOS, Texas — The 11th-seeded BYU women's basketball team upset Rutgers 69-66 Monday to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Led by 28 points from senior Paisley Johnson-Harding, the Cougars fought back after trailing by as many as 12 points near the end of the third quarter.
The Cougars outscored the sixth-seeded Scarlet Knights 26-16 in the final quarter to become the first lower-seeded team to win a game in the tournament.
BYU will face the third-seeded Arizona Wildcats Wednesday at 5 p.m. (MDT)
The Utah Valley University women's team also got an invite to the tournament. They were seeded 16th in the "Alamo Region" and played against #1 seed Stanford Cardinal Sunday night in the first round. The Wolverines lost 87-44.
It was UVU's first time at the women's NCAA tournament.