The Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball team fell behind 21-6 and lost to
2nd seeded Kentucky 65-62 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Keyla Snowden hit a jumper and two free throws in the final 18 seconds to close out the win for the second seeded Wildcats.
Samarie Walker had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Snowden added 13 points for the Wildcats (27-6), who will face Gonzaga in the regional semifinals in Kingston, Rhode Island.
After falling behind early, Green Bay rallied, erasing a 17-point deficit to take a 62-61 lead before Kentucky pulled out the win. The Phoenix forced 34 turnovers, 20 of them in the second half.
Julie Wojta and Sarah Eichler each scored 16 points for Green Bay (31-2).