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Bearcats WBB Fall to Tulane, 61-59

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 09 AAC Women’s Tournament - Cincinnati v UConn Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Despite a late rally, the Cincinnati Bearcats women’s basketball team fell short in a comeback against Tulane, 61-59.

Playing down in New Orleans, Cincinnati (3-12, 2-9 AAC) fell behind early to a highly accomplished Tulane team (12-5, 8-4 AAC).

A 15-3 second quarter gave Tulane a 34-20 advantage at the half, which Cincinnati erased slowly but surely. Cincinnati even led briefly, taking a 57-55 lead with less than 4 minutes remaining. The efforts of senior forward IImar’i Thomas (25 points) and sophomore guard Caitlyn Wilson (6 three-pointers, 20 points) kept the Bearcats in this contest.

In the end, Tulane proved too much for Cincinnati as four Green Wavers ended up in double-figures. After 40 minutes of play at Avron B. Fogelman Fieldhouse, Tulane bested the Bearcats by a slight margin in rebounding, assists, and steals. Most significantly, they were bested by Tulane on the scoreboard by a small margin.

Cincinnati returns to action on Wednesday night at 730 PM when they head down to Memphis for a tilt with the Tigers. Check back in with Down the Drive for full coverage of the contest.