UT falls short at MSU in second round of WNIT, 68-66

March 19, 2018 | Athletics, Events, News
By Brian DeBenedictis

Toledo saw its season come to an end with a 68-66 setback at Big Ten member Michigan State Monday night in the second round of the Postseason WNIT in the Breslin Center in East Lansing.

With the loss, the Rockets wrap the year with an 18-15 overall mark.

Kaayla McIntyre paced the Rockets with 16 points, a game-high 10 rebounds, and a team-best five assists to post her ninth double-double on the year.

The Spartans’ Shay Colley converted a layup with 0.7 seconds left in regulation for the game winner. Colley took the inbound pass and drove the ball straight to the basket, finishing on the right side to end UT’s season.  

Junior Kaayla McIntyre paced the Midnight Blue and Gold with 16 points, a game-high 10 caroms, and a team-best five assists to post her ninth double-double on the year.

Redshirt freshman Tanaya Beacham added a career-tying best 12 points, to go along with a season-high nine boards in a season-best 31 minutes.

Senior Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott and junior Mikaela Boyd also finished with double figures with 10 points each.

As a team, the Rockets shot a season-high 56.0 percent (28 of 50) from the field, including 33.3 percent (4 of 12) from three-point land and 66.7 percent (6 of 9) from the charity stripe.

UT also was magnificent on the glass against the taller Spartans, finishing with a sizable 35-25 rebounding advantage.

Sidney Cooks paced MSU (19-13) with 15 points, followed closely by Colley and Taya Reimer with 14 and 10, respectively.

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