Lady Hilltoppers Advance in WNIT

Mar 22, 2013

WKU's Alexis Govan hit a three-pointer to send the game into the overtime, and the Lady Hilltoppers eventually prevailed.
Credit WKU Athletic Meda Relations

It took them overtime to do it, but the WKU Lady Hilltopper basketball team beat East Carolina University 88-77 Thursday night at Diddle Arena to advance to the second round of the 2013 Women's National Invitational Tournament.

Alexis Govan's three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining forced the overtime and the Lady Tops outscored ECU 15-4 in the extra session. Govan posted a double-double in the game with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Thursday night's win was the first postseason victory for the Lady Toppers since a 72-54 win over Hofstra in the quarterfinals of the 2007 WNIT. Overall, it was WKU's 30th all-time postseason win, combining victories in the NCAA Tournament and WNIT.

WKU will next play at Auburn Sunday afternoon at 2:00.