March 10, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal guard Amber Orrange (33) takes the ball down court against the California Golden Bears in the first half of the women's finals of the Pac 12 Tournament at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

2012 NCAA Women's Tournament: Hampton Falls 73-51 To No. 1 Seed Stanford

Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Cardinal progressed in the Fresno Region.

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2012 NCAA Women's Tournament: Hampton Falls To No. 1 Seed Stanford, 73-51

Hampton's attempt to be the second No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in the history of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament fell short as the Pirates fell 73-51 to Stanford in Fresno Region action Saturday in Norfolk, Va.

Nnemkadi Ogwumike led the way for Stanford, scoring 28 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Hampton got within 22-21 after a Choicetta McMillian three-pointer with seven minutes to go before halftime. But the Cardinal went on a 20-6 run to close the first half and took a 42-27 lead into the locker room. Stanford was on cruise control for most of the second half as they held Hampton to 31 percent shooting from the field (20-for-63). By contrast, Stanford shot 58 percent from the floor (29-for-50).

Stanford advances to the second round, where they will play No. 8 seed West Virginia on Monday. The Mountaineers defeated No. 9 seed Texas 68-55 earlier Monday.

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2012 NCAA Women's Tournament: Hampton Earns No. 16 Seed, Will Play Stanford

The Hampton University Lady Pirates women's basketball team will open the 2012 Women's NCAA Tournament as a No. 16 seed in the Fresno regional after the 2012 Women's NCAA tournament bracket was announced on Monday night.

Hampton will face No. 1 seed Stanford in Norfolk, Virginia. The game is scheduled for March 17 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

Hampton finished the season with a 26-4 record, including a 15-1 mark in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They earned an automatic bid to the Big Dance by defeating Howard 54-53 in the MEAC Tournament final.

By playing No. 1 seed Stanford, the Lady Pirates will be looking to match the feat of Harvard, who defeated the Cardinal in a 1 vs. 16 match-up in the first round of the 1998 NCAA Women's Tournament. The Crimson remain the only No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in either the men's or women's tournament.

The rest of Hampton's regional bracket looks like this:

No. 8 West Virginia vs. No. 9 Texas
No. 5 South Carolina vs. No. 12 Eastern Michigan
No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 13 South Dakota State
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Michigan
No. 3 St. John's vs. No. 14 Creighton
No. 7 Vanderbilt vs. No. 10 Middle Tennessee State
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Samford

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