McNelis and staff handed out individual awards
East Carolina Sails Into Semis With 89-60 Win Over Southern Miss In C-USA Women's Basketball Championship
Faulkner paces Eagles with game-high 18 points.
Southern Miss will face Memphis on Wednesday at 7;30 p.m.
Seniors Tanecka Carey and Ance Celmina go out on high notes.
Faulkner added her sixth double-double of the season.
The championship title was the first since 2007.
Faulkner records a double-double.
Women's Basketball vs SF Austin
Carey, Pierce and Faulkner lead the way for Southern Miss.
Faulkner and Carey combine for 40 points.
Played in 31 games with 27 starts ... Averaged 7.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game ... Posted 10 double-figure scoring games ... Averaged 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in the C-USA tournament ... Tossed in 11 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals against UTEP (3/8) ... Scored 18 points and hauled in eight rebounds against UCF (3/7) ... Dished out four assists against ECU (3/3) ... Had six points and four assists against UAB (2/26) ... Tossed in six points and grabbed eight rebounds against Marshall (2/23) ... Had only four points and five rebounds against UCF (2/16) ... Scored 13 of her 15 in the second half against SMU (2/12) on 7-of-8 shooting ... Had six points, two assists and two steals against East Carolina (2/5) ... Scored six points and grabbed six rebounds against Memphis (2/2) ... Had nine points and a team-high six rebounds against UAB (1/29) ... Tallied 13 points, four rebounds, an assists, a block and steal against UTEP (1/26) ... Scored six points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds against Rice (1/22) ... Had a bucket to go with two blocks and a steal against Memphis (1/19) ... Scored a season-high 16 points against UCF (1/15) to go with two rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal ... Tossed in four points to go with two rebounds, an assists and steal against Marshall (1/11) ... Scored four points to go with four rebounds against Houston (1/8) ... Had four points and five rebounds against Tulsa (1/5) ... Came off the bench to score 11 points and grab a team-high nine rebounds against Idaho (12/30) ... Had nine points, three assists and three steals against Jackson State (12/21) ... Tallied a season-high 13 points against Mississippi State ... Scored 10 points against ULM (12/10) ... Collected two steals and scored two points against FAMU (11/29) ... Pulled down five rebounds and scored two points against SFA (11/26) ... Had six points to go with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals against Jacksonville State (11/25) ... Tossed in 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Kentucky (11/19) ... Also had two assists ... Scored four points and had two rebounds off the bench against UTM (11/16) ... Earned her first start of the season and scored four points ... Hauled in five rebounds ... Came off the bench to score 10 points in the exhibition game ...
Finished the season averaging 5.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game ... Played in 28 games and started 17 contests ... Was one of six newcomers to see substantial playing time, averaging 23.8 minutes per game ... Scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in her Southern Miss debut against McNeese State (11/12) ... Posted her first double-figure scoring game against UNO with 10 points (11/21) ... Was 1-of-2 from the field against La.-Lafayette (11/26) with two steals ... Scored four points against Kentucky (11/27) ... Missed two games with an ankle injury ... Played nine minutes against Tennessee State (12/11) ... Hit a three-pointer against St. John's (12/18) ... Was 1-of-1 from the field against Fresno (12/19) ... Scored a basket against Alabama (12/28) ... Pulled down five rebounds against Louisiana Tech (1/2) ... Came off the bench to score four points and grab two rebounds against UAB (1/6) ... Scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds against Houston (1/13) ... Earned her fourth start against Tulsa (1/16) ... Scored four points to go with five rebounds, four assists and three steals ... Had seven points and three rebounds against Tulane (1/20) ... Tied her season high in points with 10 against East Carolina (1/23) ... Tossed in a season-high 17 points against SMU (1/27) ... Scored eight points against Memphis (1/30) ... Dished out a season-high seven assists to go with four rebounds and four points against Marshall (2/6) ... Tossed in 10 points to go with three assists and two steals against East Carolina (2/10) ... Had five points and two rebounds against UAB (2/13) ... Scored five points to go with five rebounds, two assists and two steals against Memphis (2/17) ... Scored only five points against Rice (2/20) ... Tallied eight points and grabbed three rebounds against UTEP (2/24) ... Played 35 minutes against UCF (2/27) and scored six points while dishing out five assists and grabbing seven rebounds ... Also had two steals ... Recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Marshall (3/2) ... Tossed in nine points and grabbed four rebounds against Memphis in the C-USA Tournament ... Had 35 assists and 23 steals on the year.
A four-year letterwinner at Harrison Central High School for Coach Nancy Ladner ... Averaged 14.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game as a senior ... Named Biloxi Sun Herald All-Coast Player of the Year ... 2009 Clarion Ledger Dandy Dozen member ... Earned all-state honors ... Helped her team advance to the semifinals of the 5A State championship, finishing with a 22-2 record ... Named to the North-South Junior All-Star Team ... Member of the all-Sun Herald team ... Class 5A Division 8 MHSAA All-Star Team member ... Named her team's MVP and best defensive player for two years ... Averaged 18.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists as a junior
Daughter of Patricia Pierce-Fairley and Winston Fairley ... twin sister Nitesha is also a member of the Lady Eagle team ... An exercise science major.