FROM UNI ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS
A three-point shot at the buzzer was deflected and UNI women’s basketball fell 72-69 on the road to the Valparaiso Crusaders Friday.
The Panthers and Crusaders were identical from the field, both going 26-53 (49%), but Valpo hit two more three-pointers than UNI and made one more free throw.
The Panthers led 39-35 at the half, and the game was tied at 56 after three quarters, before Valparaiso went on a 10-2 run to start the fourth. UNI cut the deficit to 64-62 with 4:33 left, but couldn’t regain the lead and lost by three.
Karli Rucker scored a team-high 20 points, Kam Finley added 15, and Bre Gunnels posted 11.