UT comes back from 17 down to top BuffaloWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Trailing by 17 points half a minute into the second half, the UT women’s basketball team rallied to grab a 77-75 victory in Buffalo on Jan. 28.
The victory gives Toledo a season-high five-game winning streak as the Rockets advance to 13-7 on the season, with a 6-2 record in Mid-American Conference play.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our effort in the second half,” UT head coach Tricia Cullop said. “I told the team at halftime that it wasn’t about X’s and O’s, it was about giving more effort. I wanted to know who wanted it more. This game could have gone either way and we are fortunate it went our way.”
With the win, the Rockets (13-7, 6-2 MAC) kept pace with Eastern Michigan atop the MAC West Division. Buffalo (6-16, 1-7) remains in last place in the MAC East.
Sophomore guard Andola Dortch led the Rockets with 18 points, five assists and four rebounds. Junior center Yolanda Richardson scored 17, had a game-high 11 rebounds and recorded four blocks to set Toledo’s all-tie block record at 140.
Bulls guard Brittany Hedderson scored a game-high 23 points. The MAC’s second-leading scorer was corralled in the second half, scoring just seven points.
The Rockets return home to Savage Arena on Feb. 1 when they take on Akron (9-13, 3-5) at 7 p.m.