8:00 PM ET, March 19, 2007
With its win, Marist became just the third No. 13 seed to reach the Sweet 16.
|Marist guard Julianne Viani celebrates after they upset Middle Tennessee. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)|
"Absolutely incredible," coach Brian Giorgis said. "These kids never stop ceasing to amaze me. We go up against big and strong and physical, and upset Ohio State. Then we go up against extremely fast and talented Middle Tennessee and we went through the press like you hoped we would go through it."Marist had no problems breaking Middle Tennessee's full-court press, getting down court easily for layups early in the game. The Blue Raiders force nearly 27 turnovers a game, but Marist protects the ball better than any other team in the country and had 12 turnovers.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-55 (.473)||23-60 (.383)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-15 (.400)||7-26 (.269)|
|FT Made-Attempted||15-17 (.882)||6-7 (.857)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||10 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|