March 14, 2011

Brittany Bowen Named To All-Tournament Team

Senior Brittany Bowen, who poured in 34 points in the Horizon League championship game, was named to the league's all-tournament team. She averaged 20.0 points and 5.3 rebounds over three games, leading Butler to second place.

Bowen helped the Bulldogs get to the league final by scoring 13 points each in wins over Detroit and Cleveland State. She then had her career-high scoring performance in the title game, which was televised on ESPNU. Her 34 points came on 11-for-18 shooting with three 3-pointers and a 9-for-10 effort at the free throw line. She scored 24 points in the second half.

Despite out-scoring Green Bay 44-34 in the second half, the Bulldogs fell to #13/11 Green Bay, 74-63.

For the tournament, Bowen scored 60 points on 22-for-42 shooting (.524) and shot 6 for 10 from 3-point range. She also had eight steals, including a career-high five thefts in the championship game.

Bowen was joined on the all-tourney team by four Green Bay players: Celeste Hoewsich (MVP), Kayla Tetschlag, Sarah Eichler and Julie Wojta.

Butler (20-13) will continue on in the WNIT, which will be announced Monday night after the NCAA selections are complete. It is the third straight postseason appearance for the Butler women's basketball program, which has won 20 games in each of the last four seasons.