St. Joseph's shot 50 percent from the field, hitting 60 percent in the second half.
"Overall, we had a well-balanced effort," coach Cindy Griffin said. "Katie did a nice job off the bench knocking down three three-pointers to get us going offensively," she said.
"Ashley did a good job cleaning up the boards and making layups. So now we look forward to playing Charlotte and avenging a [regular-season] loss."
Today at 2:30 p.m., the Hawks will play the fourth-seeded 49ers (16-12), the defending champions, who had a bye.
Third-seeded Temple (22-7), off a bye, will meet sixth-seeded Duquesne (20-10), which beat No. 11 George Washington, 61-58, in overtime. The Colonials finished 6-22.
Richmond 54, Massachusetts 47 - Abby Oliver scored 16 points as the eighth-seeded Spiders (19-11) topped the No. 9 Minutewomen (11-19). Richmond will face fifth-ranked Xavier (24-3), the tournament's top seed.
St. Bonaventure 71, St. Louis 59 - Mega Van Tatenhove scored 18 points for the seventh-seeded Bonnies (22-8) in their win over the 10th-seeded Billikens (11-19). Today, St. Bonaventure will play third-seeded Dayton (23-6).
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