Women's Basketball Done In By UW-Milwaukee, 61-49
Feb. 12, 2003
Milwaukee, Wis. - The University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team was able to turn in a strong defensive effort, but the Flames were lacking on the offensive end as host UW-Milwaukee earned the 61-49 Horizon League victory at the Klotsche Center on Wednesday night.
UIC forced 31 turnovers on the evening, including 14 steals, but shot a season-low 25 percent (16-for-64) from the field.
UIC also found themselves in foul trouble in the second half as they committed 19 second-half fouls. UW-Milwaukee capitalized by converting 18-of-24 charity shots in the final stanza.
UWM received a pair of double-doubles from senior guard Jessica Wilhite (15 points, 11 rebounds) and freshman forward Nichole Drummond (10 points, 12 rebounds), while junior center Maria Viall notched 12 points for the Panthers.
With the victory, UW-Milwaukee solidifies second place in the Horizon League with a record of 8-4 and is 12-11 on the campaign, while the Flames fall to 13-10 on the season and 7-5 in league play.
UIC will be back in action on Thursday, February 20th as the Flames will host the Cleveland State Vikings at 7:00 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion.