#5 Fort Hays State 88, #12 Nebraska-Kearney 68
Fifth seed Fort Hays State used a 49 point first half to become the only top seed to win in the first round with a victory over Nebraska-Kearney. FHSU racked up 28 points off of turnover as they move on to the quarterfinal round in Kansas City.
For the Tigers Kate Lehman had a double-double scoring 12 points and pulling down a game high 11 rebounds. Chelsea Mason had 18 points, Beth Bohuslavky finished with 14 points and Katelyn Edwards added 11 points. For the Lopers Laramey Lewis led the way with 16 points and Shelby Zimmerman pulled down 10 rebounds. Amarah Williams had 14 points and Kelsey Fitzgerald finished with 11 points on the night.
UNK finishes the season 10-17 as three seniors, Nicole Arp, Sarah Hix and Shelby Zimmerman finished their basketball careers