March 26--The Concordia-St. Paul women's basketball program's postseason run came to a close Tuesday with a 72-64 loss to tenth-ranked Nova Southeastern University in the NCAA Division II national tournament at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pa.
The Golden Bears (28-9) erased an 11-point deficit (34-23) with 18:10 to play in the second half and tied the score at 43 with 9:30 remaining on a pair of free throws by junior forward Anika Whiting.
Nova Southeastern (29-4), however, scored the next four points and eventually built a nine-point lead, keeping CU at a two-possession deficit or more the rest of the way.
CU finished the season with a program record-tying 28 wins. That marked the third time the Golden Bears had reached the 28-win mark under 14th-year head coach Paul Fessler.
Nova Southeastern moves on to face West Texas A&M in the Final Four tonight at 5 p.m. (CT)Cal Poly Pamona will face Bentley in the other semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. (CT) at the Erie Insurance Arena.
2013-14 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championship
Erie Insurance Arena
Erie, Pa., hosted by Gannon University
Nova Southeastern 72, Concordia-St. Paul 64
West Texas A&M 81, Limestone 44
Cal Poly Pamona 79, Edinboro 61
Bentley 74, Drury 66
West Texas A&M (30-2) vs. Nova Southeastern (29-4), 5 pm.
Cal Poly Pamona (25-6) vs. Bentley (32-0), 7:30 p.m.
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