Sierra Ford-Washington picked the right moment for her only basket of the game.
The junior studying psychology hit a jumper in the lane with 6.7 seconds to lift Milwaukee in a 59-58 overtime victory over Cleveland State on Feb. 11 in front of over 2,000 fans inside the Klotsche Center.
UWM (13-9, 7-4 Horizon) led by as many as 16 in the third quarter before going cold offensively and watching CSU (5-17, 2-10) storm back to take a two point lead with 27 seconds left in regulation.
Milwaukee freshman Emma Roenneburg calmly sank a pair of free throws with four seconds left on the clock to force overtime, setting up Ford-Washington's big game-winner.
Scott Warras had the call:
"Sierra is one of those players that ... I want the ball in her hands when it's crunch time," Milwaukee head coach Kyle Rechlicz said. "She is such a leader ... I knew if we put the ball in her hands something good would come out of it."
CSU had one last chance, but Ford-Washington came up with one of her season-high four steals to seal the win for the Panthers.
Milwaukee returns to the Klotsche Center on Sunday for its next game against Youngstown State.