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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.

For more coverage of the 2012 Women's NCAA tournament, visit SB Nation.