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Lauren Fields hit prayer shot from 40 toes in WVU victory

MORGANTOWN — Lauren Fields has linked on 140 3-pointers in her faculty profession.

That spans three groups situated in three totally different time zones and two conferences.
The one she hit on Monday, as West Virginia took down No. 25 Penn State in entrance of two,061 followers contained in the Coliseum, will likely be one she’ll always remember.

The state of affairs: There was 5:47 remaining within the second quarter and WVU was clinging to a 26-24 lead on the time.

Fields was someplace close to no-man’s land and subsequent to the center of nowhere.

“Yeah, I knew the place I used to be,” she stated later. “Then I used to be like, ‘Nicely, I can’t do nothing else however shoot.’ So, I shot it.”

She shot it simply because the shot clock was actually tenths of a second from going off and possibly round 40 toes away from the basket.

“When it left my palms, I might inform it was going to go in,” stated Fields, who additionally performed at Oklahoma State and Arizona, earlier than transferring to WVU for her last season.

It was, certainly, good and barely hit the rim if it hit it in any respect.

“The child simply has a knack to hit these pictures,” WVU head coach Mark Kellogg stated. “That received the group into it. There was some power behind that. I don’t know if I name it luck, however possibly there was just a little luck concerned. We would have liked it, too. That was a giant one.”

Because the story goes, Fields stated she discovered herself in the same state of affairs throughout a workforce scrimmage earlier this season.

“It was the identical factor then, too,” Fields stated. “When it occurred once more, I used to be like, ‘This should be my spot.’ Possibly I want to begin doing it extra, however coach Kellogg would kill me.”