BLACKSBURG, VA – Virginia Tech (13-4, 4-2 BIG EAST) made two free throws with 1.2 seconds on the clock to upset No. 23 Rutgers (9-5, 3-2 BIG EAST) 66-64 in overtime Jan. 22 in Blacksburg, VA." />
Welcome to ScarletKnights.com
    • iPad/iPhone App
    • Find us on Facebook
    • Twitter
    • RSS Feed
    • Get Text Alerts
#23 RU Women Fall to Virginia Tech in OT, 66-64
  • Posted on January 22, 2003 12:00:00 AM
  • Increase Font SizeDecrease Font Size
  • RSS Feed
  • Subscribe
  • BLACKSBURG, VA – Virginia Tech (13-4, 4-2 BIG EAST) made two free throws with 1.2 seconds on the clock to upset No. 23 Rutgers (9-5, 3-2 BIG EAST) 66-64 in overtime Jan. 22 in Blacksburg, VA.

    Senior Mauri Horton (Minneapolis, MN) drilled a three-pointer to tie the score at 64-64 with 17 seconds to play in overtime, but was then whistled for a foul 30 feet away from the VT basket as Rutgers attempted to trap Chrystal Starling. Starling then stepped to the line and made both free throws to win the game for the Hokies.

    Horton led the Scarlet Knights with 23 points and three steals. Sophomore Chelsea Newton (Monroe, LA) added 14 points and a team-best seven assists, while sophomore Cappie Pondexter had 11 tallies.

    After leading 28-23 at halftime, the Knights fell behind the Hokies 52-44 with 3:59 to play. RU put together an 11-2 run during the final four minutes of regulation, capped by a Pondexter layup with 43 seconds remaining. Horton scored the first basket of overtime, but Virginia Tech went up by three points three different times in the final 2:04

    The road loss came just two days after Rutgers had received its first national ranking in almost two years, appearing 23rd in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 Poll. RU’s five losses this season have all come on the road, with three of the defeats coming at the hands of top-10 teams. Rutgers’ losses this season have come by an average of 5.6 points, with three of them coming by four or fewer points.

    Rutgers will host St. John’s Saturday, Jan. 25, at 2:00 p.m

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Rutgers vs Virginia Tech
    1/22/03 7:00 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    VISITORS: Rutgers 9-5, 3-2
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    34 CAMPBELL, Michelle.. f  4-4    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   8  0  1  2  2  24
    15 HORTON, Mauri....... g 10-16   3-8    0-0    0  3  3   3  23  2  2  0  3  45
    25 PONDEXTER, Cappie... g  4-9    0-0    3-4    2  0  2   4  11  3  3  0  1  37
    32 NEWTON, Chelsea..... g  5-11   2-4    2-2    0  4  4   4  14  7  3  1  0  43
    35 McCULLOUCH, Dawn.... g  2-4    0-1    0-0    1  3  4   2   4  0  4  0  0  22
    00 HURNS, Shalicia.....    1-2    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   3   2  1  0  3  1  20
    03 LOCKE, Courtney.....    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0  11
    22 PETILLON, Amber.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  0  0  0   2
    42 THEODORIS, Mariota..    1-3    0-0    0-1    0  3  3   1   2  0  0  1  0  10
    55 RICHMAN, Rebecca....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   4   0  0  1  1  1  11
       TEAM................                         1  1  2             1
       Totals..............   27-51   5-15   5-7    5 17 22  26  64 13 15  8  8 225
    
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-20 60.0%   2nd Half: 12-27 44.4%   OT:  3-4  75.0%   Game: 52.9%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-5  40.0%   2nd Half:  2-8  25.0%   OT:  1-2  50.0%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  1-3  33.3%   OT:  2-2  100 %   Game: 71.4%   1,3
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    HOME TEAM: Virginia Tech 13-4, 4-2
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    14 KUBLINA, Ieva....... f  7-18   0-2    4-6    6  3  9   3  18  2  3  3  1  39
    32 GARDIN, Kerri....... f  0-3    0-0    3-4    1  4  5   1   3  2  0  0  3  23
    54 GIBSON, Erin........ c  4-9    0-1    5-12   6  4 10   3  13  2  4  2  2  43
    20 LIPTON, Emily....... g  0-2    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  2  2  0  0  35
    24 MASON, Carrie....... g  4-10   2-5    1-3    2  2  4   0  11  3  4  0  0  45
    10 RECCHIA, Fran.......    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  2  0  1   5
    22 STARLING, Chrystal..    6-9    2-4    7-8    2  2  4   1  21  1  0  0  1  27
    42 SIMMONS, Davina.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
    45 FINNERTY, Megan.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   6
       TEAM................                         3  1  4
       Totals..............   21-54   4-14  20-33  20 19 39   9  66 12 15  5  8 225
    
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-25 32.0%   2nd Half: 11-25 44.0%   OT:  2-4  50.0%   Game: 38.9%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-8  25.0%   2nd Half:  2-5  40.0%   OT:  0-1   0.0%   Game: 28.6%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  5-8  62.5%   2nd Half:  8-17 47.1%   OT:  7-8  87.5%   Game: 60.6%   6,1
    
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Officials: Bonita Spence, Judy Stroud, Shane Griffin
    Technical fouls: Rutgers-None. Virginia Tech-None.
    Attendance: 2110
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   OT   Total
    Rutgers.......................   28   27    9  -   64
    Virginia Tech.................   23   32   11  -   66
    
    Next Game
    There are no online events today.
     
    Rutgers Ticket Office
    RutgersShop.com
    Rutgers Auctions
    AT&T Text Alerts
    Fan I Am
    New Jersey Audi Dealers
    Join the Jr. Knights Club
    Ask Tom Luicci



    • Acme Nissan








    • Rutgers Center of Management Development
    • NJ National Guard
    • University Pain Medicine Center
    • Millers Rental
    BIG EAST Conference