stop
Advertisement
MBB Tickets on Sale!
SCORES
MONDAY 11/17
7:00 PM
Davidson
64
Southern California
99
Women's Basketball
MONDAY 11/17
8:00 PM
Saint Louis
74
SIUE
63
Women's Basketball
TUESDAY 11/18
12:00 PM
Liberty
69
VCU
53
Women's Basketball
TUESDAY 11/18
7:00 PM
Fordham
61
Mount St. Mary's - MD
37
Women's Basketball
TUESDAY 11/18
7:00 PM
Saint Joseph's
78
Temple
74
Women's Basketball
WEDNESDAY 11/19
7:00 PM
George Mason
110
Delaware State
91
Women's Basketball
WEDNESDAY 11/19
7:00 PM
Duquesne
84
Syracuse
90
Women's Basketball
WEDNESDAY 11/19
7:00 PM
UMass Lowell
66
Rhode Island
75
Women's Basketball
WEDNESDAY 11/19
7:00 PM
Massachusetts
68
Maine
60
Women's Basketball
WEDNESDAY 11/19
7:00 PM
Penn
57
La Salle
29
Women's Basketball
WEDNESDAY 11/19
7:00 PM
George Washington
88
Bowie State
45
Women's Basketball
THURSDAY 11/20
6:00 PM
Maryland Eastern Shore
50
VCU
72
Women's Basketball
THURSDAY 11/20
7:00 PM
Toledo
64
St. Bonaventure
58
Women's Basketball
THURSDAY 11/20
7:00 PM
Gardner-Webb
67
Davidson
68
Women's Basketball
THURSDAY 11/20
7:00 PM
Richmond
80
Longwood
50
Women's Basketball
FRIDAY 11/21
6:00 PM
Tennessee-Martin
47
Dayton
78
Women's Basketball
FRIDAY 11/21
7:00 PM
Fordham
60
Hofstra
42
Women's Basketball
FRIDAY 11/21
7:30 PM
Southeast Missouri State
56
Saint Louis
74
Women's Basketball
FRIDAY 11/21
8:00 PM
North Texas
46
Massachusetts
56
Women's Basketball
SATURDAY 11/22
12:30 PM
Detroit
56
St. Bonaventure
68
Women's Basketball
SATURDAY 11/22
2:00 PM
Green Bay
84
Duquesne
52
Women's Basketball
SATURDAY 11/22
2:00 PM
Liberty
76
Saint Joseph's
75
Women's Basketball
SATURDAY 11/22
3:30 PM
George Washington
65
Maryland
75
Women's Basketball
SATURDAY 11/22
4:00 PM
La Salle
65
Howard
64
Women's Basketball
SATURDAY 11/22
8:30 PM
Iowa
90
Dayton
83
Women's Basketball
SUNDAY 11/23
1:00 PM
Florida State
Massachusetts
Women's Basketball
SUNDAY 11/23
2:00 PM
Davidson
Mount St. Mary's - MD
Women's Basketball
SUNDAY 11/23
2:00 PM
George Mason
College of Charleston
Women's Basketball
SUNDAY 11/23
2:00 PM
Ohio State
VCU
Women's Basketball
MONDAY 11/24
12:00 PM
George Washington
Grambling State
Women's Basketball
MONDAY 11/24
12:30 PM
Vanderbilt
Saint Louis
Women's Basketball
MONDAY 11/24
7:00 PM
Columbia
Rhode Island
Women's Basketball
TUESDAY 11/25
12:00 PM
La Salle
Manhattan
Women's Basketball
TUESDAY 11/25
5:30 PM
Penn State
St. Bonaventure
Women's Basketball
TUESDAY 11/25
7:00 PM
Drexel
Saint Joseph's
Women's Basketball
TUESDAY 11/25
7:00 PM
Howard
Duquesne
Women's Basketball
TUESDAY 11/25
7:00 PM
Delaware
Fordham
Women's Basketball
TUESDAY 11/25
7:00 PM
Navy
George Mason
Women's Basketball
TUESDAY 11/25
7:00 PM
Davidson
High Point
Women's Basketball
WEDNESDAY 11/26
7:00 PM
Dayton
Providence
Women's Basketball
WEDNESDAY 11/26
7:00 PM
William & Mary
VCU
Women's Basketball
THURSDAY 11/27
8:00 PM
Richmond
Central Michigan
Women's Basketball
FRIDAY 11/28
1:00 PM
George Washington
North Carolina State
Women's Basketball
FRIDAY 11/28
1:00 PM
Fordham
Incarnate Word
Women's Basketball
FRIDAY 11/28
2:00 PM
Saint Louis
Mercer
Women's Basketball
FRIDAY 11/28
2:00 PM
LIU Brooklyn
La Salle
Women's Basketball
FRIDAY 11/28
4:30 PM
George Mason
Abilene Christian
Women's Basketball
FRIDAY 11/28
4:30 PM
Towson
Rhode Island
Women's Basketball
SATURDAY 11/29
TBA
George Washington
TBA
Women's Basketball
SATURDAY 11/29
12:00 PM
Jackson State
Duquesne
Women's Basketball
stop
Article Image
Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

No. 24 Cal Slips by Fordham in NCAA Action

Release: 03/22/2014
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

WACO, Texas (AP) - Standout senior guard Erin Rooney was going to get the last shot for Fordham. And California was prepared for just that.

Rooney's contested game-ending shot came up short and Cal, an NCAA Final Four team last season, held on for a 64-63 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.

''It was kind of a clear-out play, a top screen. Everyone else was kind of running through to the other side for an iso,'' Rooney said. ''I didn't get a good look at all.''

There were eight ties and nine lead changes in the second half, with the lead going back-and-forth three times in the final 31 seconds in a game with so much focus on two of the most versatile guards in the nation.

Brittany Boyd scored 16 of her 22 points after halftime, including the game-winning basket with 14 seconds left before Fordham (25-8) called timeout to set up the final play. Cal used the time to change what it had been doing the whole game.

''They switched on the screen, and they were typically doubling, so we were anticipating them maybe doubling on that,'' Fordham coach Stephanie Gaitley said. ''Erin had maybe a pull-up early. I think she waited because she was trying for the dribble-penetration. Maybe she waited a little bit too long, and by then maybe some panic sets in and then we just have to get a shot off.''

Rooney finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for No. 10 seed Fordham, the Atlantic 10 tournament champ playing in its first NCAA tourney in 20 years. The Rams are only six years removed from an 0-29 season but now have consecutive 25-win seasons.

''Those kids in the locker room, obviously there are a lot of sad faces because we were right there to steal it,'' Gaitley said. ''This is something you build off of. We took a Cal team ... right to the wire. I think that shows a lot about where Fordham has come as a program.''

Emily Tapio and Samantha Clark each had 15 points for the Rams.

Boyd, who also 10 assists and six rebounds, and Rooney among the three players in the country who entered the NCAA tournament averaging 14 points, six rebounds and five assists a game. And they were constantly around each other on the Ferrell Center court.

''I think she's a great player. I thought the before the game that it was going to be fun. It was a challenge for me,'' Rooney said. ''I think she's more of a defensive player than I am. I kind of took that to heart. She still got her points, but it was just fun playing against her. ''

Afure Jemerigbe, along with Boyd a returning starter from Cal's national semifinal loss to Louisville last April, added 13 points. Reshanda Gray had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Bears (22-9).

Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb, whose 79 wins in her first three seasons are the most by any Cal coach in a three-year span, grew up 25 miles north of Fordham. She watched the Rams play and even went to camps on the Bronx campus as a kid. Any other time, she would have been pulling for the Rams.

Cal, which trailed by as many as seven points before halftime, got even at 39 about 3 minutes into the second half when Boyd stole the ball from Rooney.

Boyd, who was only one of eight shooting before halftime, drove for a layup and was fouled by Rooney, whose left foot slipped awkwardly while trying to make a defensive stop. Rooney left the game only momentarily and Boyd made the free throw to make it 39-all.

After the Golden Bears came up on empty on a possession when they had six shots with about 6 minutes left, Rooney made a 3-pointer over Boyd to put the Rams up 54-52. The game was quickly tied when Jemerigbe had a putback on Boyd's missed 3-pointer.

But Boyd made the biggest shot.

''The little runner at the end, that's something we practice. It wasn't something that we made up,'' she said. ''They ran a ball screen for me. I seen I had the runner, so I shot it. Fortunately, it went in off the glass. I didn't call glass. It went in and we had to lock down for that next 14 seconds.''

advertisement  
Live Events
LIVE EVENTS
Twitter
TWITTER
Facebook
FACEBOOK
Instagram
INSTAGRAM
Store
STORE