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TU Women's Basketball: Two named to All-Freshman team

Tulsa’s Shug Dickson and Kendrian Elliott were named to the American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball All-Freshman Team, as announced today by the league office.

Dickson, a guard from St. Louis, Mo., has played in 29 games and earned 12 starts. She has nine double-figure scoring games on the season, while averaging 8.7 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game, and tallying 48 assists, 14 steals and seven blocks. Dickson has career-highs of 22 points against UCF (1-21-17), five three-point field goals made against #1 UConn (1-17-17), nine rebounds against both SMU (1-28-17) and East Carolina (1-31-17), and five assists against UCF (1-21-17). She was the first freshman and sixth overall player in school history (dating back to the 1996-97 season) to score 20+ points in three-straight games. Dickson was named the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week on January 23 and January 30.

A forward from Wichita, Kan., Elliott has started in 24 of 26 games, and has four double-doubles, nine double-digit scoring games and seven double-figure rebounding contests on the season. She has a team-high .492 field goal percentage, while averaging 9.1 points and a team-best 7.9 rebounds per game, and has recorded 24 assists, 16 steals and a team-high 24 blocks. Elliott ranks 137th in the nation in rebounds per game; and ranks second in blocks and rebounds (205), third in field goal percentage (.492) and fifth in free throw percentage (.769) in the Tulsa Freshman Single-Season Records list. She has career-highs of 27 points against East Carolina (1-31-17), 15 rebounds against Houston (2-15-17) and four blocks at Houston (1-1-17). Elliott was named the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week on November 14 and February 5.

The No. 9 seed Tulsa women's basketball team will face No. 8 seed Memphis in the American Athletic Conference Championship First Round on Friday, March 3 beginning at 3:00 pm Central at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The TU-Memphis game will be televised live on ESPN3.com.

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