Junior All-MVC center Dyana Pierre was named Team MVP.
With the loss, SIU is locked in as the No. 5 seed for the MVC Tournament in St. Charles, Mo., on March 12-15. Southern will play No. 4 UNI at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13.
Tipoff is set for 2:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.
At plus-12 wins, the Salukis have now recorded the largest turnaround in school history.
Azia Washington recorded her fourth double-double of the season and sixth of her career on a 16-point, 16-rebound performance on 7-of-19 shooting.
Photos from the 2015 SIU Women's Basketball Awards Banquet from April 12, 2015
Photos from Senior Day vs. Illinois State; March 7, 2015
Saluki women's basketball's win over Evansville at the Ford Center on Feb. 13, 2015. Photos courtesy of Lewis Marien.
Photos from the SIU-Bradley women's basketball game on Salukis Go Pink Day on Feb. 1, 2015.
2014-15 SIU Women's Basketball Team
2014-15 (Senior Season)
Played in 20 games for SIU...Averaged 1.5 points in 4.9 minutes per game...Scored a season-high seven points vs. Illinois State in the senior day home finale on March 1...Finished her career with 44 starts in 108 games played (13.6 minutes per)...Shot .310 over her career, including .270 from three...Scored 257 points (2.4/game) and hauled in 239 rebounds (2.2/game).
2013-14 (Junior Season)
Played in all 30 games, starting seven ... Totaled 102 points (3.4 per game) and grabbed 89 rebounds (3.0 per game) ... Also dished 22 assists, blocked nine shots and grabbed nine steals ... Totaled a season-high 12 points vs. Eastern Illinois ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds at Wichita State ... Tied a career-high with three assists at Marshall ... Played a career-high 36 minutes vs. Eastern Illinois.
2012-13 (Sophomore Season)
Played in 29 games, making 15 starts • averaged 1.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game • matched a career high with 10 points against Bradley (March 1) • matched a career high with seven rebounds at Northern Iowa (Jan. 31).
2011-12 (Freshman Season)
Played in 29 games, making 21 starts as a true freshman • averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game • scored a season-high 10 points twice, at Austin Peay (Nov. 11) and at Creighton (Jan. 14) • posted a season-high seven rebounds at Northern Iowa (Jan. 7) • ranked third on the team with 16 blocks • led the team in free throw percentage at .889 (8-for-9).
At Bogan High School
Ranked a four-star, top-100 recruit by ESPN HoopGurlz • ranked 94th overall and 18th at her position by HoopGurlz. • named All-City and honorable mention All-State senior year • scored more than 700 career points, averaging 9.8 per game for her four-year varsity career • also averaged eight rebounds per game during varsity career.
Full name is Ariel Denise Bell-Haynes • major is social work • daughter of Samuel Hill and JoAnne Bell-Hill • has two brothers • born Nov. 1, 1992.