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Women’s Basketball Runs Past Butler, 72-65

Advance to Round of 8 in WNIT

NCAA Womens Basketball: Cincinnati at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team overcame an 8-point fourth quarter deficit to earn a place in the round of 8 in the WNIT.

Cincinnati beat Butler 72-65, pulling away in the final frame, which amounted to a 24-9 Cincinnati run. Butler led for most of the second and third quarters but Cincinnati ended the game on a 13-2 run, putting the outcome in doubt well before the final buzzer.

Junior guard Sam Rodgers posted a career high 23 points in the victory while her fellow junior Antoinette Miller kicked in 20 points.

The win improves UC’s record to 24-10. The Bearcats head to Fort Worth on Sunday for a Final 8 matchup with TCU. Check back with Down the Drive for full coverage of the contest.