Bullock, Canes in WNIT final (Basketball)

March 31, 2010
Sylvia Bullock

Turns out at least one Alaskan will play for a championship in college basketball this season.

It may not be for an NCAA title, but a WNIT trophy would do just fine.

University of Miami sophomore Sylvia Bullock of Anchorage came off the bench to play 17 minutes in tonight’s 76-59 win at Michigan in the WNIT semifinals.

Bullock, of South and Service High fame, scored four points on 2-of-2 shooting. She also grabbed a rebound and picked up two personal fouls.

The 6-foot-2 forward has played in every game for the 22-13 Hurricanes, including 21 starts. She is averaging 3.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game.

Now she is one win away from ending the season with a championship.

Since losing to Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament, Miami has rattled off five straight victories in the women’s NIT by beating Florida Gulf Coast, Florida, North Carolina A&T, Providence and then Michigan. The last two came on the road.

Bullock and Miami await the winner of California-Illinois State in Thursday’s other semifinal.

The WNIT title tilt is Saturday.

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