NORFOLK, Va. — In a battle between two of Conference USA's top teams, the Old Dominion women's basketball team came up short against UAB, 69-61, on Thursday evening at the Ted Constant Center.
Old Dominion (16-7, 7-4), playing without its leading scorer in Victoria Morris who was sidelined with a foot injury, trailed by 11 entering the fourth quarter, but mounted a rally to tie the game at 54-54 with just over four minutes to go.
However, UAB (19-4, 7-3) outscored ODU, 15-7, in the final minutes to pull out the win.
"It's disappointing to not come away with this win. I thought we put ourselves in a position to win this game, but we had a lot of mental mistakes. A lot of fourth-quarter mental mistakes and, again, free throws." - Coach McCray
ODU was 11-of-28 from the charity stripe as a team.
The Monarchs had a +14 advantage on the glass, including a 24-3 advantage in offensive rebounds, but UAB shot lights out from both the field (54 percent) and from beyond the arc (53 percent).
ODU shot 35 percent from the field.