No. 11 BYU pulled off the first upset of the NCAA Women's Tournament on Monday with a 69-66 victory over No. 6 Rutgers on Monday.
After the favorites swept Sunday's opening slate of games, BYU capitalized on a 12–0 run midway through the fourth quarter to overcome a nine-point deficit.
Senior guard Paisley Harding led the way for the Cougars with 28 points. Sophomore forward Lauren Gustin recorded a double double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Rutgers, which has reached the Final Four twice and was the tournament runner-up in 2007, entered the tournament as the top defensive team in the Big Ten, giving up only 57.7 points per game.
Redshirt senior Arella Guirantes scored 30 points on 10-for-18 shooting, but the Bellport, N.Y., native couldn't manage to get the final shot off from half-court with Rutgers down three with 1.3 seconds left.
BYU will play the winner of No. 3 Arizona and No. 14 Stony Brook on Wednesday in the second round. Arizona led 47–20 at halftime.