ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Anna Martin led a balanced attack with 17 points, and No. 7-seed DePaul beat No. 10 seed BYU to advance to the second round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
BYU (26-7) fought back from a late eight-point deficit and had a chance to tie with 2.8 seconds to play in the Des Moines Regional contest. But Haley Steed's 3 point try missed, DePaul (23-10) rebounded and Steed fouled Brittany Hrynko.
"(Haley's) hit a couple of shots like that this year," BYU coach Jeff Judkins said. "When she shot it, I thought it was in."
Hyrnko added a free throw and closed with 15 points while Katherine Harry and Jasmine Penny had 12 each.
Jennifer Hamson had 21 points for BYU and Kristen Riley had 10 and 12 rebounds.
BYU never trailed through the balance of a tight first half, but never extended a lead beyond five points. The Blue Demons twice rallied to tie in the final 1:32, but the Cougars opened a 29-27 lead on a pair of Lexi Eaton free throws.
DePaul then took over.
The Demons took advantage of five Cougars turnovers and opened the second half with 14 unanswered points -- including five from Hrykno -- for a 41-29 lead at the 14:30 mark. BYU broke the run at 13:41 on Easton's layup, but still trailed 45-34 when Steed when to work.
Steed hit back-to-back 3 pointers -- her first field goals of the game -- to briefly trim the deficit to 45-40.
BYU hit two more 3 pointers and cut the lead to 54-48 with 3:26 on Vermunt's long-distance shot.
The Cougars continued to chip away and trimmed the deficit to 58-55 on Lexi Eaton's 3 with 41.8 seconds left.
The Cougars were making their first NCAA trip since 2007. They won the West Coast Conference tournament earlier this month for an automatic berth.
The game was held on the home court for DePaul's men's basketball. The women player in a smaller on-campus facility and haven't appeared at Allstate Arena since hosting an NCAA tourney round in 2006.
The Blue Demons are a tournament regular, qualifying yearly since 2003. They reached the NCAA Sweet 16 last year before falling to Duke.
* NO. 2 TENNESSEE 72, NO. 15 TENNESSEE-MARTIN 49: At Rosemont, Ill., Meighan Simmons scored 20 points and Tennessee gave coach Pat Summitt a victory over the school where she played.
* No. 1 CONNECTICUT 83, NO. 16 PRAIRIE VIEW 47: At Bridgeport, Conn., Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points to lead top-seeded. Mosqueda-Lewis matched the school record set by Jamelle Elliott in 1993 for points by a Huskies player in her first tournament game.
* NO. 8 KANSAS STATE 67, NO. 9 PRINCETON 64: At Bridgeport, Conn., Branshea Brown scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Kansas State past Princeton.
* NO. 2 KENTUCKY 68, NO. 15 MCNEESE STATE 62: At Ames, Iowa, Keyla Snowden scored 11 points, Azia Bishop added 10 and Kentucky squeaked by McNeese State in its NCAA tournament opener.
* NO. 7 GREEN BAY 71, NO. 10 IOWA STATE 57: At Ames, Iowa, Lydia Bauer and Sarah Eichler each scored 16 points. Adrian Ritchie added 15 for the Phoenix (31-1), who'll take on second-seeded Kentucky in the second round Monday night.
* NO. 11 GONZAGA 86, NO. 6 RUTGERS 73: At Spokane, Wash., Kayla Standish scored 23 points to lift Gonzaga over Rutgers. Playing before a big crowd on its home floor, Gonzaga (27-5) mostly handled Rutgers' press and used a 3-point barrage in the second half to hold off the Scarlet Knights.
* NO. 3 MIAMI 70, NO. 14 IDAHO STATE 41: At Spokane, Wash., Shenise Johnson scored 20 points and added four assists. Third-seeded Miami (26-5) will play Gonzaga on Monday night, with the winner advancing to the round of 16.
* NO. 2 MARYLAND 59, NO. 15 NAVY 44: At College Park, Md., Alyssa Thomas had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 2 seed Maryland past in-state foe Navy.
* NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 67, NO. 10 MICHIGAN STATE 55: At College Park, Md., Becky Burke scored 14 points and Shawnta' Dyer had 13 to help Louisville beat Michigan State.
* NO. 6 ARKANSAS 72, NO. 11 DAYTON 55: At College Station, Texas, Quistelle Williams scored 15 points, Keira Peak and Lyndsay Harris added 14 apiece and Arkansas rallied from an early double-digit deficit to defeat Dayton.
* NO. 3 TEXAS A&M 69, NO. 14 ALBANY 47: At College Station, Texas, Tyra White scored 18 points in her return from injury and defending national champion Texas A&M used a big second half run to pull away from Albany.
* NO. 1 STANFORD 73, NO. 16 HAMPTON 51: At Norfolk, Va., Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 22 of her 28 points in the first half and Stanford pulled away before halftime to beat Hampton.
* NO. 8 WEST VIRGINIA 68, NO. 9 TEXAS 55: At Norfolk, Va., Taylor Palmer scored 13 of her 18 points in the second half and West Virginia held on against Texas after squandering most of a 15-point lead.
* NO. 4 PURDUE 83, NO. 13 SOUTH DAKOTA ST. 68: At West Lafayette, Ind., Courtney Moses scored 29 points and set a first-round NCAA women's tournament record by making nine 3-pointers, helping Purdue pull away from pesky South Dakota State.
* NO. 5 SOUTH CAROLINA 80, NO. 12 EASTERN MICHIGAN 48: At West Lafayette, Ind., Markeshia Grant scored 12 points and Charenee Stephens added 11 to lead South Carolina past Eastern Michigan.