UWGB rally comes up short, loses in NCAA tourneyWisconsin Sports
-- The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team was eliminated last night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, losing to Kentucky 65-62 at the Hilton Coliseum.
AMES, Iowa. - The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team was eliminated last night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, losing to Kentucky 65-62 at the Hilton Coliseum.
After making the national Top-10 during the season, the Phoenix failed to make the Sweet-16 for a second straight year – and they’re going home with a 31-2 record.
Second-seeded Kentucky blew out the Number-seven Phoenix in the first half. The Wildcats jumped out to a 21-6 lead and led by 17 at the break – Green Bay’s largest halftime deficit by far this season. The Phoenix rallied back in the second half, when they forced 20 of Kentucky’s 34 turnovers. Green Bay led by one with 1:57 left, but they failed to score after that. Keyla Snowden hit a jumper and two free throws in the final 18 seconds, and Adrian Ritchie missed a three-pointer for Green Bay with one seconds left.
Julie Wojta had 16 points and 10 steals in her final game for the Phoenix. Sarah Eichler also scored 16 for Green Bay. Samarie Walker had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Kentucky, which will play Gonzaga in the regional semi-finals in Kingston, Rhode Island.