The Other Side of March

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For every team creating its "one shining moment" with a March Madness buzzer beater, an opponent is left gutted on the floor.  Tonight, the Women of Troy felt the heartache as St. John's ended their season with a last second three-pointer.

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No. 9 USC women's basketball led the 8-seeded Red Storm for the first 37 minutes in a game that turned into a foul fest down the stretch.  Despite falling behind by three, Ariya Crook drilled a clutch three-pointer to tie the game with 1:19 to go.  After a stop, Cassie Harberts, who was saddled with foul trouble most of the evening, saw her potential go-ahead bucket spin out.

Briana Brown delivered the dagger with 0.4 seconds left on the clock to create the 71-68 final score.  However, the Women of Troy literally fought to the last tick of the clock as Brianna Barrett, who scored a career-high 24 points, heaved a half court shot off the backboard and then the front rim. 

Here are the SnappyTV highlights of the final two minutes as the season ends for the Pac-12 Tournament champions:

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The Legend, Coach Cooper made no real half time adjustments. She did not handle the situation with Cassie Harberts very well who was non-existent once she got her fourth foul. She might as well stayed on the bench at the end. Forgot about Desiree Bradley for most of the game. Kept inserting Kanesha Horn who was a total minus in this game.
It was a shame that the seniors contributed so little with their one & last chance to be in the tournament.

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