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Wildcats Able to Take On James Madison in WNIT Semifinals

EVANSTON, Sick.Northwestern (20-14, 9-9 Massive Ten) will journey to Harrisonburg, Virginia to tackle James Madison (29-5, 17-1 CAA) within the WNIT semifinals on Wednesday, April 3. Tip-off is about for six p.m. CT.

The Wildcats are coming off a 61-58 victory over Ohio in Welsh-Ryan Enviornment. Northwestern trailed by as many as eight factors in opposition to the Bobcats within the second half earlier than mounting a 9-2 run within the remaining 4 minutes of the sport to advance to the semifinals.

Lindsey Pulliam paced the Wildcats with a game-high 22 factors, aided by career-high 12 free throws. It was the 12th time this season she scored no less than 20 factors. The sophomore guard is averaging 20.zero ppg within the postseason. 

Veronica Burton added 15 factors, six assists and three steals, together with an important steal and pair of free throws to place the Wildcats forward with a minute left. Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah continued to dominate the boards with a game-high 15 rebounds. The senior has now surpassed her 381 single season rebound file she set final yr with 382 in her senior marketing campaign. 

The 2019 journey to the WNIT semifinals marks the furthest run the Wildcats have made within the postseason underneath head coach Joe McKeown

That is the primary ever matchup between Northwestern and James Madison. Followers can tune in by listening on WNUR or by watching a livestream right here.

Winner of Wednesday’s sport will play the winner of TCU and Arizona within the WNIT championship sport on Saturday, April 6 on CBS Sports activities Community. 

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