Junior Brenae Harris recorded the first triple-double in school history to lead Toledo to a 72-64 victory over Wright State Friday in the first round of the 2015 Postseason WNIT before 1,709 fans in Savage Arena.With the win, UT improves to 19-13 on the season.
The 2011 Postseason WNIT Champion Rockets will host Big Ten member Michigan (17-14) in a second-round match-up Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. The Wolverines defeated Cleveland State, 72-50, in the first round Wednesday in Ann Arbor.
A former Wolverine, Harris finished with 16 points, a career-high 11 assists and a collegiate-best 11 rebounds to propel the Midnight Blue and Gold to the second round of the post-season tourney for the fifth-straight time. The first-year Rocket connected on 5 of 14 shots from the field, including 2 of 5 from three-point land, and a perfect 4 of 4 from the free-throw line to break out of a three-game shooting slump. The Marion, Ohio, native had totaled 16 points on 7 of 33 shooting from the floor over the previous three contests.
Freshman Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott also remained dialed-in offensively and contributed a game-high five triples and a contest-best 19 points. Bravo-Harriott has made at least three treys on a team-high nine occasions this season.
Senior Inma Zanoguera nearly added another triple-double for the victors, posting 12 points, eight boards and five helpers, while sophomore Janice Monakana had 10 points and seven caroms off the bench.
Toledo was extremely efficient offensively all evening and recorded a whopping 20 assists on 25 field goals and also finished with a commanding 54-42 edge on the glass. Junior Ana Capotosto fueled the efforts on the boards, finishing with a career-best 14, followed by Harris, Zanoguera and Monakana. In total, the Rockets had five players with at least five rebounds.
Horizon League Player of the Year Tay’ler Mingo led the Raiders (25-9) with 18 points, while Courtney Boyd had 14.
Tickets for Monday’s second-round game go on sale Saturday, March 21, at 9 a.m. and will be $15 for adults and $7.50 for children for reserved seats (all seats in the lower bowl) and $12 for adults and $6 for children for general admission (all seats in the upper level).
UT students will once again receive free admission with a valid ID.
UT employees may purchase up to two half-price tickets at the UT Ticket Office with a valid UT employee ID.
Elite, suite, loge, club and courtside seat holders’ tickets will be placed on hold within their ticket account. Elite season ticket holders have until Saturday at 5 p.m. to purchase their tickets before they are released for general sales. Season-ticket holders may purchase their normal seats in one of the following ways:
1. Logging into your account at UTRocketstix.com using your username and password.
2. Calling 419.530.GOLD (4653) and providing your account information.
3. Visiting the UT Ticket Office located in the Sullivan Athletic Complex during business hours.