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Southern Miss hosted the very first game of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament which means USM was also the very first team eliminated from the field of 64.
The Lady Eagles stumbled late versus Arkansas-Little Rock Wednesday night, losing a first round game in the WNIT for the first time in more than a decade.
It wasn’t all bad for the Black and Gold, starting at the top with head coach Joye Lee McNelis. Despite being sidelined during league play due to a personal health matter, she won Conference USA Coach of the Year for the second time in four seasons. Not to mention, four year starter Brittanny Dinkins was named the CUSA Defensive Player of the Year.
All part of proving the doubters wrong as the conference tournament runner ups after being picked to finish eighth in the league’s pre-season poll. “What a year, I mean an unbelievable year. This group has been very resilient. For us to win 10 of our final 12 games, it’s absolutely unbelievable. When you have the size that we have, we’ve played with so much heart. We have played with so much selflessness,” said McNelis.
Southern Miss ends 2017 with an overall record of 23-11 and a mark of 13-5 in league play.

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