Oregon State's Ruth Hamblin (44) gets a rebound during the second half of a first round women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Corvallis, Ore., on Friday March 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)
CORVALLIS, OR (AP) -
Ruth Hamblin had 18 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks as Oregon State dominated early and cruised to a 73-31 win over Troy in the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Friday.
Sydney Wiese added 10 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Beavers (29-4), the No. 2 seed in the Dallas Regional. Oregon State has won 19 of its last 20 games.
Kristen Emerson had nine points, eight rebounds and four block for the 15th-seeded Trojans (20-13).
Oregon State shot 42 percent compared to 16 percent for Troy, thanks in part to 6-for-7 shooting from the 6-foot-6 Hamblin. The Beavers also had 24 assists on 29 made baskets, outrebounded Troy 65 to 42 percent, and scored 44 points in the paint, while the Trojans had eight.