Cavaliers Fall Late To No. 12 Golden Gophers, 69-64
Nov. 26, 2005
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) – Liz Podominick had 18 points and eight rebounds and No. 12 Minnesota rallied to beat Virginia 69-64 Saturday to win the Paradise Jam tournament.
Tournament MVP Jamie Broback added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Gophers, who won the four-team, round-robin tournament.
Minnesota rallied from a 29-27 halftime deficit.
“The first 10 minutes, Virginia was the more aggressive team and the more aggressive team wins,” Minnesota coach Pam Borton said. “Our kids played tough and beat a very good Virginia team.”
Emily Fox made a 3-pointer with 1:40 left to give Minnesota a 65-59 lead. Kenion answered with a 3-pointer for Virginia.
Zoll drew a charge to give Virginia the ball back and Lyndra Littles made a jumper with 50 seconds left to bring the Cavaliers within one at 65-64
But Podominick’s one-handed bank shot, coupled with one of two free throws by Broback gave the Golden Gophers a 68-64 lead.
Fox made one of two from the line with 4.6 seconds remaining to put the game out of reach.