HEMPSTEAD – The Hofstra Pride (25-8) are headed to the WNIT quarterfinal round for the first time since 2007 after a 65-57 win over Virginia (18-16).
Aleana Leon finished with a game-high 15 points and five rebounds for Hofstra. Teammate Anjie White scored 13 points and pulled down ten boards in the win.
Three Virginia players finished in double figures with Lauren Moses scoring a team-high 16 points. Faith Randolph netted 13 points and Breyana Mason with 12.
Hofstra ended the game hitting 8 of its last 9 shots while Virginia connected on only 2 of 8 attempts. With the game tied at 50-50 with six minutes to play, Hofstra used an 11-3 run to seal the win.
This was only second time the two schools have met; the series is now tied at 1-1.
Hofstra will play the winner of Tulane at Florida Gulf Coast which will tip Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET.
Michigan 78, San Diego 51
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan women’s basketball team is headed to the WNIT quarterfinals for the second straight year following a 78-51 victory over San Diego in Round 3.
Katelynn Flaherty continues to lead Michigan’s potent offensive attack after a game-high 24 points. Hallie Thome added 16 points and seven rebounds; Madison Ristovski scored 14 points.
San Diego senior guard Malina Hood finished with a team-high 16 points and six rebounds.
Michigan jumped out to an early 26-9 after the first quarter and never trailed in the game. The Wolverines hit 58 percent of their shots from the field including seven makes from behind the arc. San Diego only connected on 2 of 17 from three-point range and finished at 35 percent from the field.
This was the first-ever matchup between the two teams. Michigan (20-13) has won 20 or more games in five consecutive seasons. San Diego ends the season at 25-8.
Michigan will await the winner of the Ohio at Temple matchup, which is slated for Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. Quarterfinal game information will be announced immediately following that game.