The No. 10 Lions start the postseason journey with the LSC quarterfinal vs. Oklahoma Christian.
COMMERCE – The 10th-ranked Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team starts its 2021 postseason journey Tuesday, hosting Oklahoma Christian in the quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference Women’s Basketball Championship.
WHO: Oklahoma Christian at A&M-Commerce
WHERE: Commerce, Texas | The Field House
WHEN: 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 2
RECORDS: A&M-Commerce is 11-2, Oklahoma Christian is 7-7
RANKINGS: A&M-Commerce sits at No. 10 in the WBCA poll and is the second seed in the LSC Tournament. Oklahoma Christian is the seventh seed in the tournament.
TELEVISION/LIVE VIDEO: LSC Digital Network
LIVE AUDIO: Lion Sports Network — KETR 88.9 FM, Commerce (http://www.ketr.org)
TAMUC set the program record for points scored against a Division II opponent last Monday in a 110-81 rout of Midwestern State. It helped the Lions close the season as the No. 1 scoring offense in the LSC at 77.8 points per game. The Lions are also the top rebounding team in league with 43.7 boards per contest and lead in steals at 12.32 per game.
Dyani Robinson won her third LSC Offensive Player of the Week award this season on Monday and finished the regular season as the league’s leading scorer at 18.4 points per game, a 1.5 point margin over second place. She also ranks eighth in field goal percentage (.438), and 14th in assists (3.2).
DesiRay Kernal ranks fourth in the conference in scoring at 16.1 points per game and eighth in rebounding at 6.8 boards per contest. Juliana Louis ranks fifth in the league in rebounding at 8.6 rebounds per game.
Chania Wright also averages 11.9 points per game, and the fourth double-digit Lion is Louis at 10.5 points per game.
On the opponent
Oklahoma Christian ranks eighth in the league in scoring (64.1) and fourth in scoring defense (61.6). The Eagles’ 36.6 field goal percentage defense is third in the league, and they are also third in the conference in three-point percentage at 33.7 percent.
Brooklin Bain is fifth in the conference in scoring at 15.1 points per game, and Maddison Collyer ranks 15th in the league at 13.3 points per game. Bain nearly averages a double-double, as her 9.4 rebounds per game rank third in the conference. She also shoots 49.1 percent from the floor to rank fourth in the LSC.
Collyear ranks first in the conference with 6.2 assists per game, and her 1.5 assist-to-turnover ratio is third-best in the conference.
In the series history
The Lions are 3-0 all-time against OC, with a one-point win early in the 1989-90 season and a series sweep last season. Since the Eagles joined the LSC the previous year, they have won by 27 at home and 16 on the road.
Lions enter the postseason as No. 10-team in WBCA Division II Coaches’ Poll.
LILBURN, Ga. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team is ranked 10th nationally in the WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches’ Poll entering the 2020-21 postseason.
The Lions are 11-2 overall in the 2020-21 season and received 324 points, moving up one spot from No. 11. This ranking includes the 110-81 victory over Midwestern State, which clinched the Lions’ second consecutive Lone Star Conference North Division championship.
A&M-Commerce is one of three Lone Star Conference teams ranked in the top 25 nationally, joined by No. 1 Lubbock Christian and No. 22 West Texas A&M.
With the NCAA announcing the South Central region’s reconfiguration for postseason qualification this season, other regional teams in the WBCA Top 25 from the Great American Conference are No. 16 Southwestern Oklahoma State and No. 17 Arkansas Tech.
Dyani Robinson claims third LSC Offensive Player of the Week honor this season.
RICHARDSON – Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Dyani Robinson has been named the Lone Star Conference’s women’s basketball offensive Player of the Week.
Robinson (Cypress – Langham Creek) scored a career-high 29 points in the Lions’ 110-81 win over Midwestern State to clinch the LSC North Division Championship A&M-Commerce for the second straight year.
Robinson’s performance included the sophomore’s 500th career point in her 41st career game. She also dished out a career-high seven assists. She shot 54.2 percent from the floor, shooting 13-of-24 in the game. Robinson finished the season as the leading scorer in the LSC at 18.4 points per game, eighth in field goal percentage (.438), and 14th in assists (3.2).
The Lions are the second seed in this week’s Lone Star Conference Women’s Basketball Championship. They will host seventh-seeded Oklahoma Christian in a quarterfinal at 6:00 pm Tuesday in the Field House.
LONE STAR CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Dec. 14||Ashton Duncan, Lubbock Christian||Anastacia Mickens, Texas A&M-Kingsville|
|Dec. 21||Dyani Robinson, A&M-Commerce||Juliana Louis, A&M-Commerce|
|Jan. 5||Lexy Hightower, West Texas A&M||Nicole Heyn, Texas A&M International|
|Jan. 11||Brooklin Bain, Oklahoma Christian||Haevyn Risley, Midwestern State|
|Jan. 18||Allie Schulte, Lubbock Christian||Abby Spurgin, West Texas A&M|
|Jan. 25||Lexy Hightower, West Texas A&M (2)||Juliana Robertson, Lubbock Christian|
|Feb. 1||Dyani Robinson, A&M-Commerce (2)||Hannah Wilson, St. Mary’s|
|Feb. 8||DesiRay Kernal, A&M-Commerce||Juliana Louis, A&M-Commerce (2)|
|Feb. 15||Emma Middleton, Lubbock Christian||Emma Middleton, Lubbock Christian|
|Feb. 22||Maighan Hedge, Cameron||Stephanie Peterson, Cameron|
|Mar. 1||Dyani Robinson, A&M-Commerce (3)||Emma Middleton, Lubbock Christian (2)|
The start time for Tuesday’s volleyball match adjusted.
COMMERCE – Coaches adjusted the start time for Tuesday’s volleyball match between Texas A&M University-Commerce, and UT-Tyler to accommodate the Lone Star Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament game.
The Lions and Patriots will now meet up at 1:00 pm Tuesday, with the women’s basketball LSC Tournament quarterfinal vs. Oklahoma Christian at 6:00 pm.
The start time for the Wednesday volleyball match will still be at 6:00 pm.
Stay tuned to LionAthletics.com and our social media channels for updates on schedules throughout the season.