|NCAA Women's Basketball|
|4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET12:00 PM GMT8:00 PM 北京时间5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST, Mar 1, 2019
SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois Attendance: 415
No. 23 Drake women hold off Southern Illinois 71-64
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Becca Hittner scored 10 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter and No. 23 Drake held off a second-half rally to beat Southern Illinois 71-64 on Friday night.
Maddy Dean had six of her 19 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes, including a deep 3-pointer from the wing that made it 66-59 with 47 seconds left. Dean finished 4 of 7 from 3-point range and Sammie Bachrodt added 14 points with two 3-pointers.
The Bulldogs (22-5, 14-1 Missouri Valley Conference) had their largest lead of the game late in the second quarter at 32-16. The Salukis (13-13, 6-9) outscored Drake 23-14 in the third quarter and got as close as 48-46 early in the fourth.
Southern Illinois never pushed in front, but four more times cut the deficit back to two, the last at 61-59 with 1:57 left.
Makenzie Silvey scored 15 points, Abby Brockmeyer had 12 points and eight rebounds, Kristen Nelson scored 10 and Nicole Martin had eight points and 11 rebounds for Southern Illinois.
Updated March 1, 2019