Lewis, Alabama women win in return to NCAA tourney, top UNC

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jordan Lewis had a career-high 32 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to help seventh-seeded Alabama beat No. 10 seed North Carolina 80-71 in the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. It was a triumphant return to the NCAAs for the Crimson Tide, who were playing their first game in the tournament since 1999. The Crimson Tide made eight straight trips to the NCAAs from 1992-99 that included a run to the Final Four in 1994. Stephanie Watts led the Tar Heels with a season-high 29 points, hitting seven 3-pointers.