Women's Hoops Falls To Fordham, 56-54, On Buzzer Beater
Jan. 28, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - Emily Tapio's layup with 1.1 seconds left gave Fordham a 56-54 win over Massachusetts in Atlantic 10 women's basketball action at the Mullins Center on Saturday.
UMass had trailed by as many as six early in the second half before a 10-0 run gave the Minutewomen a 47-43 lead with just under five minutes to play. Fordham responded with eight unanswered before a pair of free throws gave the Rams a 54-49 edge with 33 seconds remaining.
That left just enough time for Fordham's Arielle Collins to push into the frontcourt and find Tapio in the lane for the game-winner. Tapio, Collins and Becky Peters led the Rams with 12 points apiece.
UMass (6-17, 1-5 A-10) got another complete effort from Robinson as she finished with a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds. It was her third game this season reaching the 20-point plateau and second in the last three outings.
UMass shot 48 percent from the floor compared to just 38 percent for Fordham (11-11, 2-5 A-10). The Rams did hold a 35-29 edge on the glass and turned 14 offensive rebounds into a 13-6 edge in second-chance points.
The game featured nine ties and seven lead changes.
The Minutewomen will return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 1 when they open a two-game road trip at Charlotte. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.