Amazing atmosphere for a @WomensNIT Championship Game. Thank you, @KUWBball fans for the experience! Here’s to us both being in the Big Dance next year! #GrowTheGame #RoarLionRoar // #EDGE 🦁
📸 Joshua Wang
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— Columbia Women’s Basketball (@CULionsWBB) April 2, 2023
The deepest run for an Ivy League team in WNIT history ended in defeat in the tournament final Saturday as Columbia fell at Kansas, 66-59, before an Allen Fieldhouse crowd of 11,701.
Horrid shooting and a disadvantage in the paint doomed the Lions in a defensive struggle they slowly but steadily lost control over in the second and third quarters, requiring a comeback effort that came up short.