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Albany Wins Upset; Top Seeds Advance

Albany Wins Upset; Top Seeds Advance

At Syracuse in the Sioux Falls Region, Imani Tate scored 28 points and Tiana-Jo Carter's put-back with eight seconds left helped seal the 12th-seeded Albany Great Danes' 61-59 upset victory over the No. 5 Florida Gators in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Friday.

It was the first tournament win for the Great Danes (28-4), who were making their fifth appearance. Albany overcame a 17-point deficit and played most of the game without their top scorer, Shereesha Richards, who was in foul trouble. Richards finished with 14 points in just 22 minutes, and fouled out with 6:18 remaining.

Eleanna Christinaki led Florida (22-9) with 11 points.

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