UCA wins Southland Tournament, earns NCAA bid

KATY, Texas (AP) - Maggie Proffitt had 21 points to lead top-seeded Central Arkansas to its second straight NCAA Tournament berth with a 60-35 victory over Stephen F. Austin in the Southland Conference championship on Sunday.
 
Proffitt shot 9 of 15 from the field as Central Arkansas shot 48 percent and outrebounded SFA 39-26. Taylor Baudoin added 13 points and nine rebounds, and Kierra Jordan had nine points and 13 rebounds for the Sugar Bears (26-4), who have won 17 straight games.
 
Stevi Parker had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Taylor Ross added eight points for SFA (25-7), which is still waiting for its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2006. The Ladyjacks struggled from the field, hitting 27 percent, including 2 of 13 from behind the arc.
 
Central Arkansas outscored SFA 15-4 in the third quarter, pushing the lead to 42-24 on a jumper by Olivia McWilliams late in the quarter. Brianna Mullins had six points in the run.
 
The Ladyjacks never got closer than 16 points the rest of the way.
 
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3/12/2017 2:15:45 PM (GMT -5:00)
 

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