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San Diego advances to WNIT Elite Eight with 60-51 win at Texas Tech

Mar. 22, 2012

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LUBBOCK, Texas -- The San Diego women's basketball team (25-8) picked up a 60-51 win over Texas Tech University (21-14) in the Sweet-16 round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament Friday evening. USD now advances on to play the University of Washington on Sunday at 12 p.m. in Seattle in the Elite 8 of the WNIT.

Morgan Woodrow led the team in scoring, as she scored 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field, while also pulling down nine rebounds. Amy Kame was the second of three Toreros in double figures, as she had 14 points, and Dominique Conners scored 13 points 4-of-12 shooting from the field. As a team, USD shot .421 from the field and out rebounded the Red Raiders 47-42.

USD, who led from start to finish, began the game with a 10-3 run over the first seven minutes of action to grab the early momentum. San Diego and Texas Tech then began to trade basket-for-basket for the next several minutes, and USD then slowly began to pull ahead and grabbed their first double-digit lead of the game at 18-8 on a Woodrow-lay-up with 6:13 to go.

USD would eventually build up a 15- point lead on a Woodrow 3-pointer with 3:42 to go. The Red Raiders, who shot 6-for-35 in the first half, eventually pulled to within 11 heading in to the break with the Toreros leading 27-16.

In the second half, The Red Raiders made things a lot closer, as they quickly got the game down to single digits, and would pull to within five on a few occasions. The last time TTU got to within five was at the 8:12 mark, and from there, USD went on a 11-3 run to go back up 13 with 3:36 to go and never looked back.

For the Red Raiders, Jordan Barncastle led the way with 14 points, while Casey Morris added in 13 points. As a team, TTU shot 27 % from the field.

-Courtesy of USD Athletics