Kat Wright had a career-high six rebounds
Feb. 5, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Senior Kimberly Smith scored eight points over the final 1:35 of regulation to send the Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team to overtime against UAB, but the Blazers took a 94-91 win in FAU Arena.
The Owls (12-9, 2-6 C-USA) trailed by 10 before Smith led the team on a 15-5 run in the closing minute and a half to tie the game at 86. With 11 seconds left in regulation, Smith had a 3-point attempt blocked, got her own rebound and made a trey to pull FAU within one point.
Senior Shanequa Schrouder made a free throw with one second left to tie the game, but was unable to convert on her second attempt.
In overtime, the Blazers (12-9, 4-4 C-USA) blocked three FAU shots and made 3-of-4 from the free throw line to take the victory.
Smith played 41 minutes and recorded her first career double-double with 17 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. The Minneola, Fla. native made five 3-pointers, marking her 19th game this season with multiple 3-pointers.
Latavia Dempsey led the Owls with 24 points and four steals, shooting 8-of-11 from the field. Takia Brooks scored 15 points and had four assists and three steals in the contest. Freshman Kat Wright tacked on 11 points and a career-high six rebounds.
FAU scored 29 points off of 24 forced turnovers and swiped 14 steals. The Owls dealt out 11 assists while committing just seven turnovers.
The Owls travel to face Tulsa on Saturday, Feb. 8. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m. ET.