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Final

Green Bay 47

(23-8, 13-3 Horizon)

Houston 62

(28-3, 13-1 C-USA)

    9:00 PM ET, March 20, 2004

    The Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California

    1 2 T
    GB 27 2047
    HOU 25 3762

    Top Performers

    Green Bay: N. Soulis 13 Pts, 6 Reb

    Houston: C. Jones 28 Pts, 6 Reb

    Jones scores 28 to lead Cougers

    SANTA BARBARA, California (Ticker) -- Chandi Jones scored 28 points to lead third-seeded Houston to a 62-47 victory over No. 14 Wisconsin-Green Bay in the opening round of the East Region.

    The Lady Cougars (28-3), who have won a school-record 13 straight games, erased a two-point halftime deficit by holding the Phoenix to just 20 points in the second half, earning their first NCAA Tournament win.

    Jones, the third-leading scorer in the nation with a 22.5 average this season, nailed 4-of-8 attempts from 3-point range. The 5-10 senior and Sancho Lyttle combined to score all the points for Houston during a 14-7 run that left the Lady Cougars on top, 55-43, with 3:37 remaining.

    Nicole Oliver chipped in 11 points and Lyttle pulled down 10 rebounds for the Houston, which will meet the winner of the UC-Santa Barbara-Colorado game on Monday.

    Nicole Soulis scored 13 points and Amy Fieck had a game-high 11 rebounds for Wisconsin-Green Bay (23-8), which hit just 7-of-29 shots (24 percent) from the floor in the second half and shot 29 percent overall.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    GB
    HOU
    Points 47 62
    FG Made-Attempted 19-63 (.302) 24-62 (.387)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 7-24 (.292)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 7-9 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 11 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    GB
    HOU
    PointsN. Soulis 13C. Jones 28
    ReboundsA. Fieck 8S. Lyttle 8

    Series

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