March 12, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Sophomore point guard Jamierra Faulkner was named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team for her two-game performance in the tournament. She becomes the first player since 2009 to the make the team.
Faulkner led the Lady Eagles in scoring in both games at the 2012 tournament. She tallied a game-high 20 points against UCF in the opening game while handing out six assists in the 71-49 win. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Knights. She also hit 6-of-8 free throws.
In the quarterfinals against UTEP, Faulkner poured in 27 points while going 10-of-16 from the field. She also dished out five assists to go with three steals.
In her two games, Faulkner averaged 23.5 points on 48.5 percent shooting from the floor including 46.2 percent from behind the arc. She also averaged 5.50 assists and 2.0 steals.
C-USA All-Tournament Team
Jamierra Faulkner, Southern Miss
Danielle Blagg, Tulane
Kayla Thornton, UTEP
Olivia Grayson, Tulane
Gloria Brown, UTEP - MVP