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CUSA Ranking
 1. W.Kentucky 16-2(24-6) 
 2. Middle Tenn.St. 15-3(20-9) 
 3. S.Mississippi 13-5(21-9) 
 4. Charlotte 12-6(20-9) 
 5. Louisiana Tech 12-6(17-12) 
 6. ODU 11-7(16-13) 
 7. UTSA 10-8(14-15) 
 8. Rice 8-10(17-1) 
 9. UAB 8-10(15-14) 
 10. N.Texas 8-10(11-18) 
 11. Marshall 5-13(13-16) 
 12. UTEP 5-13(8-22) 
 13. FIU 3-15(5-24) 
 14. Florida Atlantic 0-18(4-25) 

CUSA Men 2016-2017
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Points Per Game
 Jennie SIMMS
  ODU
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Simms, ODU26.1 
 2. Johnson, Middle T.20.2 
 3. Dinkins, S.Missis.18.4 
 4. Taylor, UTEP18.3 
 5. Petty, Middle T.17.9 
 6. Gore, Marshall17.2 
 7. Hunter, Charlotte17.2 
 8. Goodwin, UTSA16.6 
 9. Noble, W.Kentucky16.6 
 10. Tesha, UTSA16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Destinee YOUNG
  ODU
  (185-F-)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Young, ODU10.5 
 2. Seda, UTEP8.9 
 3. Hunter, Charlotte8.6 
 4. Leblanc, Louisian.8.1 
 5. Tesha, UTSA7.9 
 6. Brown, W.Kentucky7.9 
 7. Simms, ODU7.9 
 8. Farmer, UAB7.1 
 9. Malone, Louisian.7.0 
 10. King, S.Mississippi6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ty PETTY
  Middle T.
  (170-G-94)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Petty, Middle T.5.6 
 2. Noble, W.Kentucky5.3 
 3. Webster, Charlotte5.1 
 4. McKinney, UT.4.8 
 5. Raventos, Charlotte4.8 
 6. Hawkins, Rice4.8 
 7. Goodwin, UTSA4.5 
 8. Simms, ODU4.2 
 9. Hudson, FIU4.2 
 10. Sissom, Middle T.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brittanny DINKINS
  S.Missis.
  (170-G-)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Dinkins, S.Missis.3.3 
 2. Goodwin, UTSA3.3 
 3. Noble, W.Kentucky2.3 
 4. Raventos, Charlotte2.2 
 5. Webster, Charlotte2.1 
 6. Petty, Middle T.2.1 
 7. Jewett-Giles, S.Missis.1.9 
 8. Criner, N.Texas1.8 
 9. Lyon, Middle T.1.8 
 10. Chidomere, UTSA1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nyilah JAMISON-MYERS
  Charl.
  (190-F/C-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jamison-M., Charl.2.0 
 2. Hamilton, Marshall1.9 
 3. Olley, Charlotte1.8 
 4. Saintigene, Marshall1.6 
 5. Seda, UTEP1.6 
 6. Young, ODU1.6 
 7. Brown, W.Kentucky1.1 
 8. Webster, Charlotte1.1 
 9. Benson, UTSA1.0 
 10. Malone, Louisian.1.0 


WKU Claims C-USA Championship (Photo: C-USA)

Western Kentucky University 2016-17
Michelle Clark-Heard Michelle Clark-Heard Clark-Heard
Micah Jones
Jones
Kendall Noble
Noble
Kyvin Goodin-Rogers
Goodin-Rogers
Tashia Brown
Brown
Ivy Brown
Brown
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
5  Jones Micah 173 (5'8'') G 93 USA
12  Noble Kendall 180 (5'11'') G 0 USA
25  Goodin-Rogers Kyvin 188 (6'2'') F 0 USA
10  Brown Tashia 185 (6'1'') F 0 USA
23  Brown Ivy 185 (6'1'') F 95 USA
21  Price Sarah 188 (6'2'') F 0 USA
4  Givens Dee 185 (6'1'') F 0 USA
32  Smith Kayla 180 (5'11'') G/F 0 USA
20  Akpan Ima 178 (5'10'') G 0 Nigeria
 Elgedawy Raneem 193 (6'4'') C 97 Egypt
24  Coe Jaycee 180 (5'11'') G 0 USA
1  Mayes Naomi 168 (5'6'') G 0 USA
13  Frank Malaka 178 (5'10'') G 0 USA
15  Creech Whitney 173 (5'8'') G 0 USA
3  Bopp Sidnee 168 (5'6'') G 0 USA
Head Coach: Michelle Clark-Heard
Coach Assistant: Brittany Parker
Coach Assistant: Melissa Kolbe
Coach Assistant: Greg Collins


WKU Claims C-USA Championship - Mar 12, 2017

WKU opened up a 17-point halftime lead and never trailed in a 67-56 victory over Southern Miss in the Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship game. The win clinches an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament for the Lady Toppers; their 19th appearance in program history. WKU has now won two C-USA Championship titles in its three seasons in the league. WKU senior Kendall Noble (5'11''-G) was voted the championship's MVP while teammates Sidnee Bopp (5'6''-G) and Tashia Brown (6'1''-F) joined her on the All-Tournament Team. Southern Miss' Brittanny Dinkins (5'7''-G) poured in 25 points in the loss and was also named to the All-Tournament squad for her performance.

Notable
Sidnee Bopp drained four more three-pointers, giving her 12 (tied for third-most in C-USA Championship history) after knocking down a total of 19 through the regular season.
WKU saw five players score eight or more points and went 7-for-18 from behind the long line in the victory.
The Lady Toppers are now 2-0 all-time in C-USA Championship games against Southern Miss.
Dinkins knocked down a season high five three-pointers for Southern Miss, coming one away from tying a C-USA Championship game record.
This is the first time in C-USA Women's Basketball Championship history that the eventual champion won every game by double-digits.

Postgame Quotes

WKU Head Coach Michelle Clark-Heard
Opening Statement
Wow. I'm so thankful to be sitting here and to have the amazing young ladies sitting next to me and the ones in the locker-room. This is a special place to be and every day I'm pushing them to have the opportunities that we have now. We've been through so much and it's because of Micah Jones and Kendall Noble. Kendall told me after we won the regular season that we have three more coach.

On Kendall (Noble) and Micah (Jones) playing on the national stage
It's pretty special. This was all I wanted was for a chance for people to see how good this team is. They put a lot of work in. I stay on them and push them and I can't wait for people to see their names pop up. It goes back a long way to us making us relevant again, but I think people know who we are now.

On the last minute
I waited until it got to 19 seconds, I didn't know what was going to happen. This is surreal because we had goals all year and I don't know if people know how hard it is to win a regular season and conference championship. That's what makes this team so special and I'm proud of them.

Sidnee Bopp Sophomore Guard
On it sinking in
No, not really. I'm still trying to process that we just won. It's so much excitement.

On the way you played in the tournament
It's overwhelming that we won and that I was able to play like that. I knew I could and like Kendall said, I did it to them in practice and it's nice to be able to do that now in a game.

Kendall Noble Senior Guard
On how fitting it is to end your career with a conference title
It's only right. We put so much time and effort into this program and to go out on top it means the world to me.

Southern Miss Head Coach Joye Lee-McNelis
On the difference in the game
'We got off to a slow start and Western Kentucky shot the cover off of it. We tried different ways to defend them and nothing mattered. That's a true sign of a veteran team, because of the seniors that they have and they've been in this environment. They came in calm, cool and collected and they're a very good basketball team. It kind of shell-shocked us as well as they shot the basketball in the first half. That first half is the half that they killed us. That second half is when we rallied and made runs. We cut it to nine and we don't box out on the other end. We won the other two ball games (in the C-USA Championship) with toughness down the stretch and we didn't have that tonight. We weren't able to execute when we needed to.
'I would say two things: Western Kentucky is a very good basketball team, and our team did not wake up and relax and play with a sense of urgency until the second half and we were too far down to fight and make that comeback.'

On Western Kentucky's Kendall Noble
'She's a player that's going to make plays. When it's crunch time, Kendall has every opportunity to make plays. I don't know Kendall personally, but I think she would be one tough kid. She's going to grind it every day and try hard to be the best.'

On postseason hopes
'Hopefully we'll be able to get to the NIT. We've hosted two rounds in the NIT. We hope to get that opportunity to be in the postseason and play. I think we deserve that and our seniors deserve that. I thought we overachieved. These kids bought in and they worked hard and they made things work when we didn't think they would work.'

Courtesy of ConferenceUSA

C-USA Tournament Final: WKU - Southern Miss 67-56
C-USA Tournament Semifinals:
WKU - Louisiana Tech 77-53
Southern Miss - Middle Tennessee 59-54


All-C-USA Awards 2017 - Mar 12, 2017

All-C-USA 1st Team 2017
Grace Hunter
Hunter
Ty Petty
Petty
Alex Johnson
Johnson
Jennie Simms
Simms
Brittanny Dinkins
Dinkins

All-Tournament MVP: Kendall Noble (5'11''-G) of W.Kentucky
Player of the Year: Jennie Simms (6'0''-G) of ODU
Defensive Player of the Year: Brittanny Dinkins (5'7''-G) of S.Mississippi
Freshman of the Year: Rachael Childress (5'10''-G) of UAB
Newcomer of the Year: Loryn Goodwin (5'9''-G-94) of UTSA
Sixth Player of the Year: Gabby Lyon (6'0''-F-96) of Middle Tenn.St.
Coach of the Year: Joye Lee-McNelis of S.Mississippi

1st Team
G: Grace Hunter (5'9''-G) of Charlotte
G: Ty Petty (5'7''-G-94) of Middle Tenn.St.
F: Alex Johnson (6'0''-F) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: Jennie Simms (6'0''-G) of ODU
G: Brittanny Dinkins (5'7''-G) of S.Mississippi
G: Loryn Goodwin (5'9''-G-94) of UTSA
F: Ivy Brown (6'1''-F-95) of W.Kentucky
G: Kendall Noble (5'11''-G) of W.Kentucky

2nd Team
G: Lefty Webster (5'8''-G-94) of Charlotte
G: Kierra Anthony (5'6''-G-97) of Louisiana Tech
G/F: Shayna Gore (5'8''-G/F-97) of Marshall
F: Destinee Young (6'1''-F) of ODU
F: Jasmine Goodwine (6'1''-F) of Rice
G: Sparkle Taylor (5'10''-G) of UTEP
C: Smith Tesha (6'1''-C) of UTSA
F: Tashia Brown (6'1''-F) of W.Kentucky

All-Defensive Team
F/C: Nyilah Jamison-Myers (6'3''-F/C) of Charlotte
G: Lefty Webster (5'8''-G-94) of Charlotte
G: Abbey Sissom (5'8''-G-96) of Middle Tenn.St.
F: Destinee Young (6'1''-F) of ODU
G: Brittanny Dinkins (5'7''-G) of S.Mississippi
G: Kendall Noble (5'11''-G) of W.Kentucky

All-Tournament Team
G: Kendall Noble (5'11''-G) of W.Kentucky
G: Sidnee Bopp (5'6''-G) of W.Kentucky
F: Tashia Brown (6'1''-F) of W.Kentucky
G: Brittanny Dinkins (5'7''-G) of S.Mississippi
G: Jennie Simms (6'0''-G) of ODU

All-Freshman Team
G: Alexis Gordon (5'8''-G) of FIU
F: Ashley Saintigene (6'2''-F) of Marshall
G: Shonte Hailes (5'6''-G) of S.Mississippi
G: Miyah Barnes (5'5''-G) of UAB
G: Rachael Childress (5'10''-G) of UAB

All-Academic Team
G: Nikolina Todorovic (5'7''-G-94) of FIU
G: Abbey Sissom (5'8''-G-96) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: Deanna Kuzmanic (5'9''-G) of UAB
G: Loryn Goodwin (5'9''-G-94) of UTSA
G: Kendall Noble (5'11''-G) of W.Kentucky
G: Micah Jones (5'8''-G-93) of W.Kentucky


 

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