Lady Tigers Fall in Overtime, 59-58
Feb. 25, 2005
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - A Victoria Crawford jumper fell short and Saint Louis boxed out the Lady Tigers as Memphis watched the ball bounce out of bounds as the Lady Tigers (12-15, 5-9 C-USA) lost their regular seoson finale, Friday. Crawford did finish with 18 points, 16 of them coming in the second half and overtime, but 13 first-half Memphis turnovers dug the Lady Tigers into that they spent most of their energy digging out of.
The Lady Tigers had come back from a 26-23 halftime deficit and one point had a six point lead, but Saint Louis converted three of four free-throws and then Ava Smith hit her only three of the game followed by a Heather King jumper to tie the game. The game would change leads three more times before King would hit a jumper in the lane to send the game to overtime.
Crawford hit 18 points with seven rebounds, while Jennifer Sullivan finished with 12 points and six assists. Raven Rogers added 14 rebounds in the loss. With the loss, Memphis appears to be the No. 9 seed for the C-USA Tournament and looks to be lining up with No. 8 seed ECU.
With the Saint Louis win, Tulane is now eliminated from the C-USA tournament. Marquita McFarland finished with 20 oints and 12 rebounds, while Rache Diener finished with 15 points, including 5-of-10 from three-point range. Saint Louis outrebounded Memphis 46-42, but grabbed 16 offensive boards.