Monday, February 22, 1999
UC women lose but win top seed
Bearcats tie for regular-season championship
ST. LOUIS, Mo. The University of Cincinnati women's 77-74 overtime loss to Saint Louis Sunday loss cost the Bearcats an outright Conference USA regular-season title. But they are still the top seed for the C-USA Tournament in New Orleans.
UC (20-7, 12-4) finishes in a four-way tie with Louisville, Tulane and Marquette. It is UC's first ever C-USA title and the first time the Bearcats have been the No.1 seed for the tourney.
UC gets a bye then plays the winner of Friday's DePaul-Saint Louis game at 1 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals.
Against Saint Louis Sunday, freshman Tish Perry hit the three-pointer to send the game into OT.
Mandy Lueking scored nine of her 21 points in overtime for Saint Louis and Bridget Beckmann made a layup with 56 seconds left to put the Billikens up for good, 74-72.
UC had a chance to win in the overtime. The Bearcats inbounded the ball under their basket with :01 left but were unable to get a shot off.
Madinah Slaise led UC with 25 points and seven rebounds on 9-of-25 field-goal shooting.
Doris Scott added 13 points and five rebounds and Laura Wilder had 10 points and four rebounds for UC.
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