WNIT Daily Roundup
UNC-Charlotte ties school record with 24 wins
South Carolina 67, Appalachian State 54 -- Box Score
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Bench production and high percentage shooting delivered a 67-54 South Carolina victory against Appalachian State in the first round of the Women's NIT at Colonial Life Arena Wednesday night.
The Gamecocks (18-14) got 39 points off the bench, including a double-double from junior Charenee Stephens to pull away from the scrappy Mountaineers in the second half. South Carolina handed out a season-high 18 assists, led by junior La'Keisha Sutton's seven, and shot 50.0 percent from the field.
UNC-Charlotte 62, Liberty 56 -- Box Score
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Behind two double-figure scorers and a strong defensive effort, the Charlotte 49ers (24-9) defeated Liberty (22-11) 62-56 in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament. The 49ers victory tied the 1989-90 team for the most wins in school history.
Epiphany Woodson recorded her 12th consecutive double-figure scoring with a game-high 22 points. She scored 16 of her 22 points in the first half. Amanda Dowe recorded her fourth double-figure scoring game of the season with 12 points. She nearly recorded a double-double with nine rebounds.
Loyola Maryland 67, Old Dominion 65 -- Box Score
Sophomore guard Katie Sheahin drained a 3-point shot with just 3 seconds left, as Loyola University Maryland defeated Old Dominion 67-65 in the First Round of the WNIT Tournament at the Ted Constant Convention Center in Norfolk, Va.
The Greyhounds trailed by one coming out of their final timeout and only 20 seconds remaining in the game before Sheahin dribbled around a double team on the perimeter. She knocked down the fade away 3-pointer to put Loyola up 67-65.
The Lady Monarchs would have one more opportunity to score with 3.1 seconds left, but senior Jasmine Parker's shot bounced off the backboard as the buzzer sounded.
Kansas 79, Wichita State 58 -- Box Score
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Sophomore Carolyn Davis earned her eighth double-double of the season with a game-high 33 points and 12 rebounds to lead Kansas to a 79-58 victory against Wichita State in its First-Round game of the WNIT in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday night. Davis' 93.3 percent (14-for-15) shooting from the field set a WNIT school record, topping her own mark of 9-for-10 in the Creighton game on March 21, 2010.
Three other Jayhawks reached double figures, led by sophomore Monica Engelman with 15 points. Sophomore Angel Goodrich added 10 points and also set a KU record for a WNIT game with her nine assists.
Oklahoma State 81, Pepperdine 74 -- Box Score
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State knocked off Pepperdine 81-74 in the First Round of WNIT action on Wednesday night in front of 1,239 fans inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Despite shooting 55 percent from the floor in the first half, the Cowgirls (17-14) clung to a 42-41 at the intermission due to the Waves' (18-12) outside shooting.
Pepperdine got 21 first-half points from Katie Menton, who drilled four of her five 3-point attempts. Overall, the Waves connected on eight of their 14 attempts from beyond the arc in the half.
Wyoming 79, Portland State 44 -- Box Score
LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Portland State's season came to an abrupt end on Wednesday night with a 79-44 loss at Wyoming in the First Round of the WNIT.
Wyoming's two-headed monster of Mountain West Conference Player of the Year Aubrey Vandiver and fellow first team all-leaguer Hillary Carlson combined for 46 points and 18 rebounds, and Chaundra Sewell added 16 points and nine rebounds as the Cowgirls handed Portland State its worst defeat of the year.
Butler 68, Wisconsin 48 -- Box Score
MADISON, Wis. -- With Butler starting five players 5-foot-10 or smaller and no players taller than 6-2 on its roster, the Badgers' strategy was pretty obvious from the start.
Get the ball down low to forwards Lin Zastrow and Anya Covington and good things will happen. UW followed the script most of the night and was rewarded with a 68-48 victory against Butler in the First Round of the WNIT Wednesday night at the Kohl Center.
Toledo, Delaware -- Box Score
TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo ended the game with a 15-4 run during the final 3 minutes to claim a 58-55 victory against Delaware in the First Round of the WNIT on Wednesday in Savage Arena.
With the hard-fought triumph, the Rockets stretch their home win streak to 13-consecutive games and improve to 24-8 on the season. The 2010-11 Mid-American Conference regular-season champions now will play host to the winner of the Tennessee Tech-Auburn contest in a Second Round matchup at noon Saturday.