Tulsa Rolls Past Nevada, 79-66, Behind Robbins, Jaskowiak's Game-High 20 Points
Feb. 21, 2004
Reno, Nevada - Tulsa freshman Jillian Robbins and sophomore Emily Jaskowiak each finished with a game-high 20 points to lead the Golden Hurricane to a 79-66 victory over Nevada in front of 1,146 at the Lawlor Events Center.
Tulsa (15-9, 8-6 WAC) essentially put the game away late in the first half. TU held a 28-24 advantage over Nevada (3-22, 2-13 WAC) when Jaskowiak hit a jumper with 5:14 remaining in the first half and ignited a 13-2 run to end the opening period. The Golden Hurricane scored nine straight points during the run before Nevada's Jocelyn Mancebo tallied the Wolf Pack's lone scored in the final 5:31 with a jumper with just 0:19 remaining. Junior Becky Heidotten culminated the spurt with a fall-away jumper at the buzzer. Tulsa led at intermission, 41-26.
Robbins and Jaskowiak each tallied nine points in the first half and scored 11 points apiece in the second half. Although UN out scored TU, 40-38, in the second half, Tulsa put up a bulk of its points during the first 10:59 of the second half and extended its lead to 24 points (66-42), its largest of the game.
Nevada cut into the lead late in the game and sliced the deficit to under 20 points after Tulsa had emptied its bench. The closest Nevada came was 13 points on a lay-up by Jessica Preslar at the final buzzer.
Along with Jaskowiak and Robbins, a total of four Golden Hurricane players reached double figures, including senior Candice Brewer and sophomore Kara Pongonis with 12 points each. Pongonis nailed three three-pointers for TU in the first half for nine points, while Brewer chalked up eight of her points in the second half.
Jaskowiak and Pongonis each grabbed a game-high seven rebounds and helped TU out rebound Nevada, 41-37. The 20 points was a career-high for Jaskowiak, while the seven rebounds for Pongonis was a personal best.
Nevada received a team-high 15 points from Talisha Quick-Rath, while Preslar was the only other Wolf Pack to hit double figures with 12 points.
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