IWU UP!....and then out

Updating the Illinois Wesleyan University D3 women's basketball team, they won their first-round game over Maryville St. Louis 111-77 on Friday before the largest crowd ever (1,700) to watch a women's game on the IWU campus. Unfortunately as hot as IWU was against Maryville it was ice cold the next night when IWU was eliminated from the tournament, again before a huge crowd, losing to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 87-63 in a game where the UWW Warhawks dominated, shooting better than 70% in the second half. Still, a great year for IWU as it made its second consecutive appearance in the NCAAs, won the conference and the conference tournament for the first time since 2003, and set numerous conference and season records. A long offseason -- starting a bit too soon -- awaits. But until then, good luck to UWW, which hosts games this weekend. If IWU has to lose it might as well be against the team that wins it all!