DePauw Women End Season as Nation's Third Best Team
March 16, 2002
March 16, 2002, Terre Haute, Ind. - DePauw University's women's basketball team ended their 2001-02 season, the most storied season in the school's history, in the way they spent the majority of the campaign -- with a victory. A night after losing in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III tournament to St. Lawrence, 69-54, the Tigers roared back with a 65-58 triumph over Marymount (Va.), sealing third place in the tournament. (Photo at left, of coach Kris Huffman and captains Katie Imborek, Sarah MacKay and Lindsey Rush accepting the Division III third-place trophy, by Seth Rossman)
"DePauw tied the score at 11 with 14 minutes 32 seconds to play and took its first lead on the following possession, on a three-pointer by senior guard Lindsey Rush," writes Angie Watt of the Washington Post. "The Tigers extended that first-half lead to 13 with 4:21 to play on another three-pointer by Rush, but Marymount narrowed the gap to 39-31 at the break after back-to-back offensive rebounds and put-backs by senior guard Candice Brown."
You can read the article online by clicking here.
The Tigers wind up the season with a 26-4 mark. The seniors compiled a four-year record of 87 wins and 20 losses. You can read sports information director Bill Wagner's detailed coverage of the Marymount game, including a story, box score and photo gallery, by clicking here. In-depth coverage of the Friday night game against St. Lawrence can be found here.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is the NCAA Division III women's champion after defeating St. Lawrence in a thriller, 67-65. You can read more about that game by clicking here.
"DePauw University's road to its first NCAA Division III women's basketball championship was blocked by St. Lawrence, N.Y. Literally," wrote the Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell in Saturday morning's paper. You can read his story by clicking here.
Another article in Friday's Washington Post captures the excitement of the Division III women's tournament and mentions DePauw. You can read it by clicking here.Back