A bizzare finish had UNI coach Tony DiCecco apologizing and the Panther women heartbroken after a 78-73 loss in overtime at Valley co-leader Creighton. With the Panthers trailing 74-73 in the extra session DiCecco was whisteled for a technical foul with just nine seconds remaining after Creighton was awarded a time-out and posession during a scramble for a loose ball. The coach thought the ball was still loose. DiCecco on his post-game show on KCNZ in Cedar Falls says he really didn’t understand the technical, but takes responsibility. Creighton scored two baskets in the final two seconds of regulation to force overtime, the second one coming after the Panther’s Alex Cook hit the basket support with an in-bounds attempt and UNI leading 61-59. He says they always teach that you should clear the basket when you run the baseline. He says things sometimes happen in the heat of the moment.UNI falls to 5-3 in the Valley.
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