Women's Basketball Falls To Minnesota In First Round Of WNIT|
March 14, 2007
Minneapolis, Minn. - The UIC women's basketball team fell in the first round of the WNIT to Minnesota, 97-54, in its first postseason appearance in school history at Williams Arena on Wednesday night. The Flames finish the season with a 19-13 overall mark and two school records under their belt.
Senior Jacquay Holmes became the 13th player in school history to score 1,000 career points with a team-high 22 against the Golden Gophers. Holmes hit 10-of-14 from the field, while adding four rebounds, three steals and a team-high four assists on the night. Senior LaShonda Grant contributed 10 points and a team-best seven rebounds.
Five Golden Gophers scored in double figures with Emily Fox leading the squad with 19 points. Korinne Campbell notched a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards.
Tied at 4-4 early in the first half, Minnesota went on an 8-2 run (12-6). UIC responded with four unanswered points to get within two points at the 13:56 mark.
The Golden Gophers sparked another 11-2 burst for an 11-point lead (7:55). The Flames cut the deficit down to six points twice before Minnesota sparked a 9-2 run (32-19) late in the half.
Shooting 55 percent from the field (19-for-34) in the first half, Minnesota headed into halftime with a 43-23 lead.
Minnesota continued to dominate offensively in the second half, shooting 60 percent from the field (23-for-38) and 57 percent from beyond the arc (4-for-7).
With the 97-54 win, the Golden Gophers will travel to play Western Kentucky on Monday, March 19 in the second round of the WNIT.