Tiffany Mitchell and Alaina Coates each scored 14 points and No. 1 seed South Carolina built a big first-half lead and cruised to its third Sweet 16 in four years with a 97-68 NCAA tournament victory over Syracuse on Sunday night in Columbia, S.C.

Aleighsa Welch added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks (32-2) in the Greensboro Regional game.

Welch had 11 points and Asia Dozier hit three of her four three-pointers in the opening period for the Gamecocks, who used a 21-5 run to take control.

Syracuse (22-10) trailed by 28 at halftime and never got within 20 points.

Notre Dame 79, DePaul 67 - Michaela Mabrey scored 19 points, hitting five three-pointers, Taya Reimer and Brianna Turner added 14 points each as top-seeded Notre Dame beat No. 9 seed DePaul in South Bend, Ind., in the Oklahoma City Regional.

The Fighting Irish had a 51-32 rebounding edge, with Turner pulling down 11 rebounds and Reimer had 10. Notre Dame (33-2) held DePaul to 36 percent shooting to advance to the Sweet 16 for the sixth straight season. DePaul (27-8) fell a win shy of advancing to the round of 16 for a second straight season.

Texas 73, California 70 - Imani McGee-Stafford had 20 points and 11 rebounds while creating a daunting mismatch inside, and fifth-seeded Texas advanced to the program's first Sweet 16 in 11 years with a win against No. 4 seed California in Berkeley, Calif.

The Longhorns will face the winner of Monday's Rutgers-Connecticut game in the Albany Regional.

Gonzaga 76, Oregon State 64 - The No. 11 seed Bulldogs, paced by Emma Wolfram with a career-high 17 points, held off a furious late rally by the Beavers for a victory in the Spokane Regional.

Gonzaga (26-7) advances to the Sweet Sixteen to face the winner of Monday's game between Tennessee (28-5) and Pittsburgh (20-11).

Dayton 99, Kentucky 94 - Ally Malott scored 28 points and Amber Deane added 23 to lead No. 7 seed Dayton to an upset of second-seeded Kentucky in Lexington.

Deane hit a three-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to send the Flyers (27-6) to their first Sweet 16 in the Albany Regional.

The Flyers will face the winner of Monday's game between Louisville and South Florida in the regional semifinals.

Women's NIT

Freshman Alliya Butts hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 3 minutes, 4 seconds to play as Temple topped Penn, 61-56, at the Palestra. Sophomore Feyonda Fitzgerald scored the final 10 points of the game. The win sends the Owls into the round of 16 for the first time since the 2011-12 season.