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The Kentucky Wildcats women’s basketball team made advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament look easy on Saturday.

The Wildcats crushed Wright State 106-60 in Lexington’s Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky, a No. 3 seed, improved to 25-8 and next plays third-seed Syracuse or 11th-seed Chattanooga on Monday night.

Junior point guard Jennifer O’Neill led the Wildcats with 21 points, including four 3-pointers in four attempts. Senior Samarie Walker had 14 rebounds and 12 points. Ivory James led Wright State (26-7), the 14 seed in the Notre Dame Region, with 16 points and seven rebounds.