Women's Basketball Falls To Boston College, 62-49
March 3, 2001
STORRS, Conn.–The No. 10 seeded University of Miami women’s basketball team fell to No. 7 Boston College 62-49 in the first round of the BIG EAST tournament Saturday night at Gampel Pavillion in Storrs, Conn.
The Hurricanes end the 2000-2001 season 13-15 overall and 6-11 in conference play. The Eagles improve to 14-14 overall and 8-9 in the BE, BC will face the No. 2 seeded Connecticut Huskies Sunday at 6 p.m.
Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) who was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team led Miami with 20 points and nine rebounds.
Broussard was the first freshman named to the team since Octavia Blue was named in 1994-95.
Shaquana Wilkins (Plymouth, Fla.) came off the bench to score 11 points.
Miami scored first and held control on the scoreboard, holding the advantage through four ties.The Hurricanes opened a five-point lead with 6:39 left in the first. BC started back with a three-pointer from McManus and then tied the game again on a Cournoyer free throw. BC gained its first lead of the game with :18 left in the half after a made McManus foul shot.
The Eagles came out of the locker room strong and held the Hurricanes to only one field goal in the half’s first 10 minutes. BC opened a 13-point lead on a Nicole Conway three-pointer, but Miami came back to within six points behind a spurt powered by BIG EAST All-Rookie Chanivia Broussard’s eight points.
BC closed the game on a 7-0 run keyed by five foul shots.
With the win, BC moved into the tournament quarterfinals for the fifth-straight year.
Miami is now 11-8 all-time in the conference tournament.