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ACU comes off impressive and historic WNIT win into second round

Wildcats react after WNIT first round...

ABILENE, TX - Thursday night, ACU women's basketball set another milestone, with its first ever postseason NCAA Division I tournament win.

And they did it in impressive fashion.

"It was just a really good team win and I think everyone contributed really, really well,” said guard Breanna Wright on Friday. “I just feel like it hasn't happened still."


All five starters scored in double figures for the first time this season, including a big night from Breanna Wright, who played all 40 minutes of the game.

The Wildcats also gave the Southland Conference its first WNIT win since 2008, as ACU lead every quarter of the ballgame after falling to an early deficit to the Cowgirls.

“It was awesome,” smiled senior Lizzy Dimba who recorded 16 points in the win. “My sister and I were talking about it like, this is like -- the way we beat Texas Tech our freshman year, this was just like a game like that."

And not only did Julie Goodenough get a win against her former team, the Wildcats also recorded its second consecutive win over Oklahoma State, but it came 50 years after their first.

A total team effort in delivering arguably the biggest win in school history.

"We had like a week and a half off since we last played, and it took us a couple of minutes to get into the game, but then our team just took care of business and our players just did an incredible job,” said head coach Julie Goodenough.

ACU will now play its second round game in Dallas against SMU, who beat Louisiana Tech in overtime. Game time is set for 7 p.m. on Monday.


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