SEWANEE, Tenn. - The 2019 Southern Athletic Association Women's Basketball Tournament will take place this weekend from the Hangar Dome in Jackson, Miss.
SAA TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: The Tigers will enter postseason competition as the 7-seed with a 4-10 conference record and will take on 2-seed and defending SAA Tournament Champion Oglethorpe (20-5, 11-3) Friday at 6 p.m.
The winner of the Tigers/Petrels game will play the winner of No. 7Centre/No. 2Berry Saturday at 6 p.m.
The tournament final will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.
Millsaps, who finished the season with a 12-2 conference record, is the hosts of the tournament.
SEWANEE IN THE SAA TOURNAMENT: The Tigers will look to win their first game in the SAA Tournament in program history. Sewanee will play its seventh conference tournament game. Sewanee and Oglethorpe will meet for the second time in the conference tournament.
Below is the list of games in postseason play:
2/22/13 | Millsaps L, 33-64 | SAA Quarterfinal
2/28/14 | Rhodes L, 50-70 | SAA Quarterfinal
2/27/15 | Berry L, 64-67 | SAA Quarterfinal
2/25/16 | Millsaps L, 53-59 | SAA Quarterfinal
2/24/17 | Oglethorpe L, 62-88 | SAA Quarterfinal
2/23/18 | Rhodes L, 61-76 | SAA Quarterfinal
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Sewanee has won one conference championship, coming in 2001 with the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). The Tigers finished 18-7 that season.
RECORDS WATCH: Sewanee has two student-athletes climbing up the record books:
Entering the season with the fifth-most assists in program history with 259, the Knoxville, Tenn. native has dished out a career-best 110 dimes in her senior season. Averaging 4.4 per game, she leads the SAA in the category.
In the last four years, either Kim or Bella Taylor have been the conference leader in assists.
Bella Taylor - Points
Currently with 1,579 points, Taylor needs 10 points to tie Sophie Brawner (C'83) for second all-time in program history with 1,589 career points.
The Sparta, Tenn. native has hit 30 points in a game 10 times in her career, and she holds the school record for most points in a game with 40 last season at Berry and the most points in a season with 526 which also happened a year ago.
STEALING ... AND SCORING: Sewanee has been one of the best in taking the basketball away from the opposition. Leading the conference with 276, averaging 11.0 per game, the Tigers enter the postseason ranked 61st and 55th, respectively, in each category.
Additionally, the Tigers have been taking advantage of scoring when contributing a steal. In 25 games, the Tigers are averaging 16.7 points per game off turnovers.
Sewanee has recorded 20+ points off turnovers in six games, including two of the final three games. Against Berry, the Tigers recorded 29 of the team's 80 points off turnovers, and against Centre, the Purple and Gold scored 28 of the team's 73 points off a turnover.
Sewanee leads the conference in turnovers forced with 19.56 per game.
LOOKING FOR A REPEAT FROM LAST WEEKEND: Sewanee will look to repeat an accomplishment from Feb. 16's 73-54 win over Centre. The Tigers snapped a five-game losing streak to the Colonels in the win.
Friday against Oglethorpe, the Stormy Petrels have won the last five meetings over the Purple and Gold. Oglethorpe leads the series, 31-24.
BRINGING DOWN THE THREE: Sewanee has been one of the best three-point shooting teams in the nation. The Tigers are ranked in the top-25 nationally in three-pointers made (203) and per game (8.1).
Ranked 23rd and 18th, respectively, in each category, Sewanee drained 11 triples on Feb. 16 vs. Centre.
RESERVATION AT THE FREE THROW LINE: Sewanee's Ellie Treanton has been slowly climbing up the ranking at the charity stripe. In conference play, the freshman posted an 86.7 percentage in conference play.
The Clarksville, Tenn. native is shooting 77.3 percent from the charity stripe this season. She has made 58 shots from the line.