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ACU to face SMU after WNIT upset of OSU

By on March 18, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Senior guard Alexis Mason calls a play while being guarded by OSU’s Katelyn Loecker.

Two days after their biggest win since beginning a transition to NCAA Division I, Julie Goodenough’s ACU team (23-8) is preparing for the second round of the postseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament and a matchup Monday night in Dallas against SMU (18-14).

Tipoff is 7 p.m. in Moody Coliseum on the SMU campus, where ACU’s opponent has a 12-3 record this season. Purchase tickets here for the game.

On Thursday night in Stillwater, ACU overcame an early run by Oklahoma State University to build a 12-point lead and eventually a 66-56 upset win over their opponent from the Big 12 Conference. The Wildcats earned a game with SMU after the Lady Mustangs beat Louisiana Tech University on Friday night.

Against OSU, the Wildcats were powered by double-digit scoring from each of their starters: seniors Lizzy (14 points) and Suzzy Dimba (12), Sydney Shelstead (12) and Alexis Mason (10), plus freshman Breanna Wright (11). Shelstead lead ACU in rebounds with seven.

Here’s a look at some of the action, shot by photographer Steven Christy, from the big win over OSU:

Sydney Shelstead outreaches teammate Alexis Mason (15) to grab a rebound against OSU.

Lizzy Dimba is one of ACU’s four seniors this season.

Suzzy Dimba drives around OSU’s Rodrea Echols.

Freshman Breanna Wright was ACU’s “X factor” in the win, according to head coach Julie Goodenough. She played 40 minutes, scoring 11 points and grabbing five rebounds.

ACU head coach Julie Goodenough was OSU’s head coach from 2002-05.

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