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Shaw Wins NCAA Division II National Women’s Basketball Championship

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“We are going to give them a game worthy of television.”

Shaw head coach Jacques Curtis had said those words in a press conference prior to the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship.

Tonight, his players made him a prophet as Shaw came from an 11-point halftime deficit to claim an 88-82 overtime victory over #2 ranked Ashland to claim Shaw’s first national championship in any sport.

“This is what Coach recruited us for,” said Shaw senior center Aslea Williams. “I wasn’t going to finish my senior year with a loss. Even when I didn’t play well, my teammates had my back.”