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UCA women vs. Houston Baptist

by Eli Lederman | March 11, 2021 at 2:19 a.m.

UCA women vs. Houston Baptist

WHAT Southland Conf. Tournament

WHEN 11 a.m. Central today

WHERE Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

RECORDS UCA 11-13, 9-7 Southland Conference; Houston Baptist 11-10, 6-7

SERIES UCA leads 9-2

RADIO KUCA-FM, 91.3, in Conway

INTERNET ESPN-Plus

TELEVISION None

TEAM COMPARISON

UCAHouston Baptist

54.5Points for65.9

60.6Points against61.3

+7.0Rebound margin-1.3

-2.7Turnover margin+3.3

36.1FG pct.38.2

26.33-pt pct.30.3

64.5FT pct.71.2

PROBABLE STARTERS

UCA

POS. NAME, HT, YRPPGRPG

G Savanna Walker, 5-7, Sr.6.82.6

G Carley Hudspeth, 6-0, Jr.4.31.1

F Brianna Trigg, 5-10, Sr.5.86.2

F Ayanna Trigg, 5-11, Sr.5.04.6

F Lucy Ibeh, 6-0, Jr.13.37.2

COACH Sandra Rushing (164-107 in nine seasons at UCA)

Houston Baptist

POS. NAME, HT, YRPPGRPG

G Timia Jefferson, 5-9, So.15.03.0

G Kennedy Wilson, 5-6, So.10.63.0

G Julija Vujakovic, 5-11, Jr.9.12.9

F N. Collins, 6-0, So.10.57.5

C Marilyn Nzoiwu, 6-3, Jr.4.77.5

COACH Donna Finnie (85-139 in eight seasons at Houston Baptist)

CHALK TALK UCA won eight of its last 11 games of the regular season to earn a bye in the first round of the Southland Conference Tournament. ... Houston Baptist finished 6-7 in league play and topped No. 9 seed McNeese State 71-68 Wednesday to advance to the second round. ... The Sugars Bears dropped their season finale to previously winless Northwestern (La.) State team on the road Saturday. ... The Huskies led for the final 39:44 in Wednesday's first-round victory, powered by a game-high 20 points from junior Julija Vijakovic. Sophomore N'Denasija Collins scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. ... UCA junior forward Lucy Ibeh received three conferences honors Tuesday. She was named Southland newcomer of the year as well as being selected to the conference first team and all-defensive team. She averaged 13.3 points and 7.2 rebounds in her first season in Conway. ... Houston Baptist enters No. 3 in the Southland in free-throw percentage, knocking down 71.2% of its shots. ... The Sugar Bears lead the league with a rebounding margin of 7.0. ... Huskies sophomore Timia Jefferson's 15.0 points per game rank fifth in the conference.

-- Eli Lederman

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