Huskies Fall to Florida International
December 3, 1998
MIAMI, Fla. - Florida International senior Dalma Ivanyi scored all 18 of her points in the second half, including 4-for-4 from the free throw line with three seconds remaining in the game, as the Golden Panthers defeated Washington, 73-68, in a game that had a controversial finish.
Washington's Jamie Redd led all scorers with 23 points. The Huskies drop to 2-3 overall, and FIU improves to 7-1.
With three seconds left in the game and FIU leading 69-67, Ivanyi fouled UWs Redd, giving the Golden Panthers its tenth team foul in the half. Redd went to the free throw line to apparently shoot two shots, but was awarded a 1-and-1. Redd missed the first shot, Ivanyi grabbed the rebound and was intentionally fouled by Redd.
Because Redd should have received two shots, the intentional fouls should not have happened, but the referees explained that you cant take away an intentional foul. Redd was awarded her second shot, but Ivanyi was also awarded two shots and the Panthers received the ball. Ivanyi sunk both free throws and then was fouled on the inbounds pass. Ivanyi hit two more free throws to give FIU the victory.
UW led 29-27 at the half and was up 58-50 with seven minutes to go, but FIU closed the gap to 59-57 with 4:07 to go. The Huskies shot 42 percent from the field but went to the line just 10 times, and hit five free throws. Meanwhile, the Panthers shot 30 percent from the field but were 38-of-44 from the stripe.
Washington next plays in the Honda Elite Classic at Walt Disney World, meeting Illinois at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST) Sunday, Dec. 6 live on espn2.
Quotes from Washington head coach June Daugherty
"We outplayed them. We outrebounded them. We outshot them. We did everything except go to the free throw line. They shot 44 free throws, we shot 10. That's the difference, period. Our players are very, very disappointed. I am disappointed that our players didn't have the opportunity to decide the outcome on the court."
"The (official) table messed up. They called it a one-and-one and it was supposed to be two shots. It was definitely a correctable error. It was an obvious double bonus foul. Both clocks had it, we all had it as double bonus. The officials should have huddled up at the table. There was no clear explanation as to why we weren't shooting two. We fouled to stop the clock and they called it intentional. That was a smart play on Jamie Redd's part, but she really should have been at the line shooting the second free throw."
"We put it into the book that we protested the game. I don't know what happens from here, but we are protesting it. I like to think the players can decide the game on the court and that didnt happen."
"We took some good shots tonight, we took some strong shots. They just didnt go. You try to get to the line and we couldnt. It was good to see Amber Hall back. She is still probably playing at 70 percent. She got us double figure rebounds. She is our emotional leader and if you know anything about Amber Hall, you know she wants to be out there going 100 percent."
"Jamie Redd played an exceptional game. The lesson we have to take from here is that we have to keep playing hard. You help your chances to win by being up 20 points instead of 10, on the road with three minutes to go."