Robbins Hangs 33 Points on Everyone's Internet; Leads Tulsa to 86-82 Exhibition Win
Nov. 18, 2003
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa redshirt freshman Jillian Robbins posted game-highs of 33 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Golden Hurricane to an 86-82 come-from-behind victory over Everyone's Internet in exhibition play at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
In the final exhibition game of the year for Tulsa, Robbins was stellar inside on the offensive end and a stalwart on the defensive end. She finished 15-of-18 from the field and grabbed three offensive rebounds to go with seven caroms of the defensive end. Although exhibition contests do not count toward school records, Robbins' 33 points was the second-best effort in school history, while her 15 field goals would have given her the school's single-game mark.
Tulsa trailed by six points when Brooke Armistead of Everyone's Internet nailed a three-pointer with 2:49 remaining to give the visitors their largest lead of the game. However, Tulsa responded with a 6-0 spurt off a lay-up by junior Becky Heidotten, a three-pointer from sophomore Kara Pongonis and a lay-up from Robbins to take an 81-80 lead with 1:18 remaining.
Everyone's Internet regained the lead on a lay-up from Alicia Thompson with under a minute to go in the game. On Tulsa's ensuing possession, Jaynetta Saunders was called for a foul when she ran into a Pongonis screen on a TU inbounds play. Pongonis sank both attempts from the charity stripe and gave the Hurricane the lead for good.
On Everyone's Internet next possession, Robbins collected a strong rebound on a missed jumper from Stacey Smalls and was fouled instantly. Robbins nailed both free throw attempts and then gathered in a second crucial rebound off a missed three-pointer with 0:08 remaining. Robbins iced the game by hitting the first of her two foul shots.
Along with Robbins, a total of three Golden Hurricane players reached double figures, including Heidotten and Pongonis with 16 points each. Heidotten connected on 7-of-10 field goal attempts, while Pongonis drilled 4-of-5 three-pointers. Sophomore Megan Moody dished-out nine assists. Tulsa out rebounded Everyone's Internet, 40-34, and shot 54-percent from the field, compared to 47.3 percent from its visitors.
Smalls led Everyone's Internet with 21 points, while Thompson finished with 18 points. Katrissa O'Neal came off the bench to add 14 points, while Tiffany Andrews and Armistead finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Smalls also dished-out a game-high 13 assists.
Tulsa jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first half and led by as many as 14 points in the first half behind Robbins' 18 points. However, Everyone's Internet stormed back in the final minutes to pull to within one point, but a Moody putback at the buzzer gave TU a, 35-32, lead at intermission.
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