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Stats at a GlanceCTXUTTWBB
FG Percentage.348 (24-69) .490 (25-51)
3P FG Percentage.120 (3-25) .444 (8-18)
FT Percentage.667 (10-15) .917 (11-12)
Offensive Rebounds176
Defensive Rebounds2030
Total Rebounds3736
Turnovers1219
Steals36
Bench Points438
Statistical LeadersCTXUTTWBB
PointsDejean - 16
Spiker - 20
ReboundsEllison - 11
Matthews - 9
AssistsCullers - 3
Payne - 3
Ellison - 3
Obach - 3
StealsDejean - 1
Payne - 1
Ellison - 1
Miller - 2
BlocksDejean - 1
Cullers - 1
Payne - 1
Matthews - 1
Spiker - 1
Cumby - 1

Thursday, February 23, 2017
by Nathan Wright

BROWNWOOD – The UT Tyler women’s basketball team outscored Concordia 22-14 in the fourth quarter and went on to defeat the Tornados 69-61 Thursday in Brownwood to advance to the semifinals of the American Southwest Conference tournament.

The defending champion Patriots and Tornados were tied 47-47 going into the final period. UT Tyler started the quarter on a 7-0 run and were able to hold off Concordia for the remainder of the game. UT Tyler will play Louisiana College at 7:30 p.m. on Friday after the Wildcats upset Howard Payne with a 76-72 quarterfinal win on the Yellow Jackets home court. 

"Our team fought through a lot of adversity this game," UT Tyler coach Kendra Hassell said. "Concordia's zone makes it difficult to get the ball inside and I was really proud of the adjustments we made late in the game to feed the post and attack the basket. Our bench players really stepped up and sparked us on offense." 

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The Patriots, who improved to 20-6, will face either Howard Payne or Louisiana College Friday night for a berth in Saturday’s championship game.

Carissa Spiker came off the bench to lead the Patriots with 20 points. Alexus Bertrand added 13 and D’Onna Matthews 12. Matthews led the team with 9 rebounds, coming just one short of recording a double-double.

Dia Evans had nine points and Michelle Obach seven for UT Tyler.

The Patriots shot 49 percent from the field and 44 percent from the beyond the 3-point line compared to 39 and 12 for the Tornados. UT Tyler also shot 92 percent (11 of 12) from the free-throw line.

UT Tyler overcame a 7-point deficit in the second quarter and trailed 32-31 at halftime. The Patriots then outscored the Tornados 16-15 in the third quarter to go into the final period tied at 47-47.

The 8-point margin of victory was the Patriots’ largest lead of the game. There were three ties and 10 lead changes in the contest.

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