DucksTopple Wisconsin, 71-57
Nov. 18, 2000
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Angelina Wolvert scored 19 points and No. 24 Oregontook advantage of poor free throw shooting by No. 16 Wisconsin to defeat theBadgers 71-57 in the season opener for both on Saturday.
The Ducks got 14 points from Jenny Mowe and won easily despite the absenceof junior guard Shaquala Williams, the reigning Pac-10 Player of the Year whois expected to miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament inher left knee in September.
The Badgers were led by guard Tamara Moore's 16 points. Jessie Stomski added13 and Nina Smith scored 10.
Oregon trailed 10-6 before scoring 12 unanswered points, the last coming onMowe's hook shot with 11:59 left in the first half.
The Ducks took a 34-17 on a jump shot by Brianne Meharry with 2:14 remainingin the half.
Oregon committed 14 fouls in the half, compared to just three by theBadgers. Wisconsin couldn't capitalize, and made just five of 17 free throws.
Oregon increased its lead to 58-38 on Mowe's tip-in with 8:47 to play, butWisconsin went to a 10-2 run to close within 12 with 4:23 remaining.
Sophomore Kourtney Shreve's ended the rally with a 3-pointer, her onlybasket, on Oregon's next possession.
The Ducks advanced to face N.C. State in Sunday's championship game. The No.19 Wolfpack beat Elon 84-40 Saturday.
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