Women's Basketball Falls 61-58 to Nebraska in NCAA First Round
March 23, 2008
Sophomore forward Amber Harris notched her second-straight double-double in an NCAA Tournament game with a 14-point, 10-rebound effort. The First Team All-A-10 selection also swatted a game-high six shots.
Freshman center Ta'Shia Phillips hauled in a game-high 16 rebounds and she was one point shy of a double-double.
XU fought back though and charged out to an 8-0 run over a 3:20 stretch to pull to within four points, 56-52, after Tudy Reed converted on a put back with 50-seconds to go. XU got a steal on the ensuing possession but missed a jumper and two put backs in an effort to cut the lead two points.
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Xavier out-rebounded the Huskers by a 48-to-31 count and held a 19-to-12 edge on the offensive glass.
The Musketeers stumbled out of the gate, missing five of their first six attempts from the field and turning the ball over five times in the first five minutes.
The Huskers would strike back with a 7-0 run over a 1:50 span and led by as many as 14, 30-16, after Kelsey Griffin extended the run to 13-3 when she made a jumper.
The Musketeers pulled to within 10 points at the half after the team closed with back-to-back buckets.