Women's Basketball Falls To Houston, 83-76
March 16, 2002
HOUSTON, Texas-The Miami women’s basketball team fell 83-76 to Houston Saturday night at Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, Texas in the second round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
Miami ends the season 19-12 overall. The Lady Cougars (24-7) advance to play Valparaiso in the third round.
The game was tied 35-all at halftime, the Lady Cougars rallied late in the second half to take the lead and the win over Miami.
The Hurricanes struck first and jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead from tip-off, both schools battle back and forth the remainder of the first half.
Chandi Jones gave Houston their first lead of the night at 46-45 with 16:21 left in regulation on a trey, yet the Hurricanes would continue to battle.
Freshman Shondra Bush tied the game, 50-50, on a lay up with 13:33 left.
As the clock wound down to the three-minute mark, Houston carried a slim 72-68 advantage asMiami turned the ball over to Valerie Muoneke, who then passed the ball to Shondra Bush. Bush sailed in a three-pointer to put the Lady Cougars up by eight.
With 1:18 left, Sheila James pulled the Hurricanes closer on a lay up before Jones, the game’s leading scorer with 22 overall on the night, sunk another jumper.