12:00 PM ET, March 24, 2007
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- After two NCAA Tournament games full of struggle, Arizona State finally played up to its standards again.After rallying from 15-point deficits in each of the first two rounds, the Sun Devils got 16 points from last-minute starter Danielle Orsillo and led nearly the entire way to beat Bowling Green 67-49 Saturday in the Greensboro Regional.The win gave third-seeded Arizona State (31-4) its first trip to the NCAA Tournament's round of eight, where the Sun Devils will face Rutgers on Monday (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET) with a chance to go to the Final Four.Rutgers and Arizona State were supposed to play in the championship game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam in November, but the game was canceled after the 15-year-old brother of Arizona State senior Aubree Johnson died while in St. Thomas to watch her play.Because of the NCAA's "catastrophic event" rule, neither team was given a loss for the missed game.After Arizona State's win, Rutgers upset top-seeded Duke 53-52 to set up the matchup.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-48 (.396)||27-54 (.500)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-11 (.364)||5-12 (.417)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-12 (.583)||8-10 (.800)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||6 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|