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Green Bay bounces UALR in first round of NCAA Women's Tournament

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.

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