VILLANOVA, Pa. -- The Old Dominion women's basketball team had its season come to a heart-breaking end on Friday night, as the Monarchs fell to Villanova, 86-81, in overtime in the opening round of the WNIT at Finneran Pavilion.
Old Dominion (21-11), trailing 50-48 after three, opened the fourth quarter on a 15-4 run and led by as many as nine with five minutes remaining.
However, Villanova (19-12) rallied to make it a one-possession game late and hit a game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. The Wildcats then outscored ODU, 17-12, in OT.
ODU shot 44 percent from the field. Villanova shot 42 percent and 41 percent from deep. The Wildcats hit 15 three-pointers.
Head coach Nikki McCray-Penson and the Monarchs ended the season with 21 wins, a 13-win improvement over last year's 8-23 mark. The turnaround is the second-largest in program history and the third-best in the NCAA this season.
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