Drake won a stunning Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball championship today 65-64 in overtime against Creighton — securing an improbable NCAA Tournament berth.
The eighth-seeded Bulldogs won four games in four days at the Knapp Center in Des Moines and now will take a sub-.500 record (14-18) into the NCAA Tournament.
A 5-point play with 4 minutes 10 seconds left in regulation — a 3-point basket by Lindsay Whorton at the same time as an off-ball foul that led to two free throws by Monique Jones — tied the game for the first time since the opening half.
In overtime, role player Kelsey Keizer scored five points, and Creighton missed a partially tipped, final shot attempt as time expired, to be become fourth team in history to enter the NCAA women’s tournament with a losing record.
It’s the fourth consecutive season the home team has won the MVC tournament title.
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