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Women's Basketball Loses Heartbreaker To Villanova, 60-59

Women's Basketball Loses Heartbreaker To Villanova, 60-59

Feb. 27, 2001

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla.–The University of Miami women’s basketball team suffered a one-point loss to visiting Villanova 60-59 in Tuesday’s regular season finale at Knight Sports Complex.

Miami falls to 13-14 overall and 6-10 in the BIG EAST, while Villanova improves to 20-7 overall and 11-5 in conference.

The heartbreaking loss not only dropped Miami to below .500 on the season, it dropped the Hurricanes from a possible No. 7 seed in the BIG EAST Tournament to the No. 10 spot.

Miami will play the No. 7 seed Boston College in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament Saturday at 6 p.m.

Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) led Miami with 17 points. Dalia Clarke (Antigua, West Indies) added 14, while Alicia Hartlaub (Schaefferstown, Pa.) recorded her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Seniors Clarke, Dona Nando (Queens, NY) and Camilla Osth (Sodertalje, Sweden) were honored in a pre-game ceremony in the final home game of the their careers.

The Hurricanes opened the game on a 4-0 run and never lost the lead, taking a 37-21 advantage into the locker room at halftime. The Hurricanes shot 56.7% from the field in the first half, compared to 29.6% for the Wildcats.

Villanova came out hot in the second half, shooting 62.5% from the field in the second half connecting 15-of-24. Miami maintained the lead the entire second half until Thish Juhline hit a three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to put Villanova on top by one (60-59).

The Hurricanes missed a lay-up in the final seconds of the game to give the Wildcats their 20th victory of the season.