For the 5th straight year the University of San Diego women’s basketball team earned a victory in the WNIT.
Malina Hood scored 20 points to lead the way in Thursday’s 69-65 opening round victory over Northwestern.
A pair of free throws from USD’s Cori Woodward (15 points) helped seal the victory for USD.
Hood finished 7-for-15 from the field and also hauled in seven rebounds.
Sydney Williams added 15 points and Maya Hood notched a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
As a team, USD shot 42.3% from the floor, while the Wildcats shot 39.1%.
USD committed 22 turnovers but overcame those mistakes by hitting enough free throws.
USD improves to 24-7 overall and will travel to play IUPUI on Saturday in a 4 p.m. (PT) game in Indianapolis.