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: