BG loses at the buzzer in WNIT
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:51:26 GMT —
It was the kind of rip-your-heart out loss that you never want to be on the bad side of but that's just where the BGSU women's basketball team was Thursday night.
The Falcons lost on a lay-up at the buzzer to Virginia Commonwealth University, 72-71.
BG looked to be in charge on their home floor, up as many as 13 in the second half.
Senior Jessica Slagle had a career-high 23 points but VCU rallied late in the game.
The Rams Courtney Hurt, who ranks in the top-10 in the country in points and rebounding had 30 and 17.
She also gave VCU a one point lead with a rebound and put-back with 17-seconds remaining.
However, Slagle was fouled and would make both free throws to give BG a one point lead with 5.1 seconds left.
That's when Andrea Barbour received the inbounds pass, drove the length of the court and hit a lay-up at the buzzer to knock the Falcons out of the tournament.
"I know we had more in us and that's disappointing in itself," said Slagle who played her final game at BGSU. "To end the season on two losses, we haven't done that since I've been here."
BG closes out the season 24-7.