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TU women v.Northern Michigan
January 2, 2011 - Zach Baker
TU women lead, 15-8 with 9:27 to go in the half. Jessica Harris has nine points, along with some key rebounds and a block.
TU led at one point, 19-11, but the lead evaporated and it goes to half tied at 21. Mandi Jaeb has just two points, but some costly turnovers. Staci Beckel has come off the bench to lead the Wildcats with six points.
TU's defense has been outstanding here in the second half, and it's leading to points off tranition. Harris has 13, Jaeb just buried a right-corner 3 and the Dragons have opened the second half on an 11-0 run. They lead, 32-21. (16:56)
With 14:14 left, TU holds a 32-22 lead. Northern Michigan has one free throw to show for the last 5:46.
TU is being patient, and its starting to poke holes in the Wildcats defense. TU made extra passes on each of the last two possessions, leading to layups, one by Harris, who has 15. Defense has been outstanding. TU 39-24, 9:17 left.
TU has no points in last five minutes, and the Wildcats are on a 6-0 run. With 4:59 left, it will come down to execution. TU executes, and it wins.