Mustangs to play Memphis in first round of AAC Tournament

The SMU women’s basketball team ended its regular season with a 60-53 comeback win Monday at Memphis. The Mustangs finished with a 7-22 record and 3-15 in the American Athletic Conference, which earned them the No. 10 seed in the AAC tournament and a rematch with the seventh-seeded Tigers (13-16, 7-11) on March 6.

The game on Monday was the first meeting between the two teams this year. SMU used a 17-4 run that started with 9:06 left to pull away. Memphis would get no closer than five points the rest of the way. Freshman forward Alicia Frolling scored 13 points and junior forward Destynee Hives-McCray had 11 as SMU outscored the Tigers in the paint 26-14 and forced 22 turnovers.

Memphis had 18 points from sophomore guard Mooriah Rowser and 14 points and seven rebounds from junior guard Ariel Hearn. Hearn and Rowser are the team’s two leading scorers at 15.8 and 10.2 points per game, respectively.

Friday’s first round game tips off at 5 p.m. central time from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The winner plays second-seeded South Florida on Saturday at 5 p.m. central. All Friday and Saturday games can be viewed on ESPN3.com.

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