Green Bay Women win NCAA 1st Round Game over Arkansas Little-Rock

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kayla Tetschlag scored 24 points and Wisconsin-Green Bay extended its winning streak to 21 games, beating Arkansas-Little Rock 59-55 in a first-round NCAA tournament game Sunday. No. 5 seed Green Bay (33-1) hadn’t won a game by a single-digit margin since Jan. 27 against Butler, but Sun Belt Conference champion Arkansas-Little Rock (23-8) made the Phoenix sweat this one out. Thanks to 24 points from Chastity Reed, the Trojans led midway through the second half and remained within striking distance in the final minutes, never letting Green Bay’s lead grow to more than 10. UALR pulled within 58-55 on a 3-pointer by Reed with 3 seconds left, but Julie Wojta hit a clinching free throw with 1.9 seconds to go. Green Bay will play either Michigan State or Northern Iowa in the second round Tuesday. It’s the second straight season Green Bay has won its tournament opener. The Phoenix are 4-2 all-time in NCAA tournament games played at neutral sites. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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