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Louisiana, South Alabama Advance to New Orleans with Quarterfinal Wins in Sun Belt Tournament

GAME 1 – Trojans Top Mountaineers in Stunning Comeback
LAFAYETTE, La. – Appalachian State must feel as if they are in the movie Groundhog Day. For the fourth consecutive year, the Mountaineers faced Little Rock in the Sun Belt Tournament. And for the fourth consecutive year, Little Rock ended the game atop the mountain.

The fifth-seeded Trojans (12-18) rallied back from a 15-point deficit to claim a 48-47 win over the eighth-seeded Mountaineers (11-19), scoring 13 points off seven turnovers in the final quarter to eclipse App State.

GAME 2 – Ragin’ Cajuns Use Big First Quarter to Upend Eagles
LAFAYETTE, La. – No. 4 Louisiana jumped out to a 27-15 lead after one quarter on No. 9 Georgia Southern as the Ragin’ Cajuns advance to the Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Championship quarterfinals with a 81-64 win on Tuesday night at the Cajundome. Jomyra Mathis chipped in 18 points for the Cajuns and Brandi Williams posted 16 for Louisiana.

GAME 3 – @UTAMavsWBB Uses Balanced Effort To Advance To Sun Belt Quarterfinals
ARLINGTON – The third-seeded UTA women’s basketball team extended its winning-streak to eight games with a 74-50 win over No. 10 Texas State (13-17) in the first round of the 2020 Sun Belt Championship Tuesday night at College Park Center.

The Lady Mavs (21-10) knocked down 50.8 percent (31-of-61) of their shots from the field and buried seven triples on the night, while holding Texas State to 38 percent (19-of-50) shooting. The Lady Mavericks registered 25 assists on 31 made baskets.

GAME 4 – Jaguars Trio Leads South Alabama Past Arkansas State in First Round
ARLINGTON – Savannah Jones, Shaforia Kines and Antoinette Lewis totaled 63 of South Alabama’s 82 points on Tuesday as the sixth-seeded Jaguars knocked of seventh-seeded Arkansas State, 82-71, in the first round of the Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Championship.

GAME 5 – Louisiana Staves Off Little Rock, 49-46, to Advance to Tournament Semifinals
 – Little Rock’s Sydney Chastain had an opportunity to force overtime with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but it did not fall as Louisiana secured a spot in the Sun Belt Conference Semifinals with a gritty 49-46 win over the Trojans on Wednesday night in the Cajundome.

GAME 6 – Second-Half Rally Puts USA Women’s Basketball in Sun Belt Semifinals
 – Shaforia Kines poured in 28 points and the University of South Alabama women’s basketball team limited host and No. 3 seed UTA to just four second-half field goals to rally for a 55-47 victory in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Wednesday at the College Park Center.



Semifinals at Smoothie King Center

Saturday, March 14
Game 7 – No. 4 Louisiana vs. No. 1 Troy (ESPN+), 5 p.m.
Game 8 – No. 6 South Alabama vs. No. 2 Coastal Carolina (ESPN+), 7:30 p.m.

Championship Game at Smoothie King Center

Sunday, March 15
Game 9 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner (ESPN3), 6 p.m.

All Times are Central and Subject to Change


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