2001 NCAA Women's Tourney

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NCAA Basketball Scoreboard: Recap
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Michigan 81, Virginia 71
Posted: Saturday March 17, 2001 04:21 PM
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SOUTH BEND, Indiana (Ticker) -- LeeAnn Bies scored four of her 15 points in a 10-2 run to start overtime as Michigan overcame a collapse in regulation and defeated Virginia, 81-71, in a Midwest Region first-round game of the NCAA Tournament.

The Wolverines squandered a nine-point lead in the final 2:47 of regulation, but consecutive layups by Bies and Alayne Ingram and a three-point play by Anne Thorius allowed Michigan (19-11) to build a 71-64 lead with 3:04 left in overtime.

A layup by Schuye LaRue cut Michigan's lead to 71-66, but Bies answered with a jumper and Ingram made 1-of-2 free throws to extend the advantage to 74-66 with 1:10 remaining.

Virginia never got closer than five the rest of the way and suffered its second first-round loss in three years.

Ingram scored 27 points, Jennifer Smith added 20 and Bies 15 for the Wolverines, who received an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament after losing to Purdue in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament.

Michigan, seeded eighth, will face top seed Notre Dame on Monday.

The Wolverines trailed by 11 at the half and as many as 17 in the second before going on a 27-8 run to take a 53-51 lead with just under six minutes remaining on a 3-pointer by Raina Goodlow.

A three-point play by Bies with 2:47 left gave Michigan a 64-55 lead, but LaRue and Anna Prillaman drained 3-pointers to pull the Cavaliers within three.

Smith missed two free throws with 38 seconds to play and Bies missed a jumper with 18 seconds left, setting the stage for LaRue's 3-pointer with eight seconds left, which tied the game at 64-64.

LaRue had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Telisha Quarles added 19 points for ninth-seeded Virginia (18-14), which received an at-large bid after reaching the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.


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