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UALR Faces Florida Atlantic in Sun Belt Conference Tournament Semi-Finals Monday
UALR Sports Information
Release: 03/04/2012

 

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—The UALR women’s basketball team advanced to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament semi-finals for the fifth-straight season and will face Florida Atlantic Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Summit Arena. Broadcast can be seen on Comcast Sports Southeast, which is channel 23 locally, Cox Sports Television, or the ESPN Full Court Package. Fans can also watch live on ESPN3.com.

Live broadcast of the game can be heard on KARN 920 AM with Phil Elson and Ron Jumper. Live stats and live video can be seen on SunBeltSports.org.

The Trojans enter the contest 18-12 overall and defeating South Alabama for the second-straight season in the quarterfinals 60-54.

In that game, freshman Taylor Gault recorded a career-high 29 points, while sophomore Taylor Ford added ten points. Senior Marian Kursh led the team in rebounds with 14, and senior Britteni Williams added ten boards.

Overall for the Trojans, Gault continues to lead the Trojans averaging 16 points per game, while Kursh averages a team-high in rebounds with eight per game.

Florida Atlantic also received a first round bye into the tournament after finishing the regular season second in the Sun Belt Conference East Division.

The Owls won the team’s quarterfinal match-up against North Texas 56-55 as a last second rebound secured the win. FAU is now 17-11 overall for the season.

Overall for Florida Atlantic, Chenise Miller leads the team in points averaging 10.8 per game and in rebounds averaging 7.4 per game.

This will be the first meeting between the Trojans and the Owls in post-season action. UALR leads the all-time series record 6-0 against FAU.

In the team’s only meeting this season, the Trojans defeated Florida Atlantic 60-38 using a 20-0 run to end the first half and being the second. Gault led the team in points with 21, while Kursh recorded a double-double with 11 points and a team high ten rebounds. Britteni Williams added ten points and nine boards in the win.


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