The Butler women’s basketball team was unable to advance past the first round of the Horizon League Tournament, falling to Illinois-Chicago 66-53.
Poor shooting from the field in the first half sunk the Bulldogs (13-17). Butler shot 20.7 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes while the Flames (18-13) shot 44.8 percent.
UIC had four players with more than 10 points. The Flames were led by senior forwards Kiara Strickland (17 points and eight rebounds) and Jasmine Bailey (15 points and 13 rebounds).
The Bulldogs received 15 points apiece from senior guard Devin Brierly and sophomore guard Mandy McDivitt.
The loss ended Butler’s season and sent UIC to the semifinal round of the tournament. The Flames eventually fell to tournament champion Green Bay.