Junior All-MVC center Dyana Pierre was named Team MVP.
Southern broke the MVC Tournament record for team rebounds in a single game with 57.
SIU has not advanced to the conference tournament semifinals since 1996-97.
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.
Photos from the 2015 SIU Women's Basketball Awards Banquet from April 12, 2015
SIU WBB vs. UNI, MVC Quarterfinals
Photos from Senior Day vs. Illinois State; March 7, 2015
Photos by Lewis Marien
Photos courtesy of Lewis Marien.
At Southern Illinois
2014-15 (Junior Season)
2013-14 (Sophomore Season)
Played in all 30 games, starting 28 ... Ranked second on the team in scoring (9.6) and rebounding (6.8) ... Posted career-high 27 points and 15 rebounds in double-overtime win vs. Bradley ... Scored 289 points (9.6 per game) and grabbed 205 rebounds (6.8 per game) ... Also posted nine assists, blocked 16 shots and grabbed 29 steals. OVERALL MVC RANKINGS: Seventh in defensive rebounding (5.0), ninth in rebounding (6.8) and 10th in field-goal percentage (.457). MVC-ONLY RANKINGS: 10th in rebounding (6.5 per game).
2012-13 (Freshman Season)
Saw action in 31 games, making 16 starts averaged 5.8 points per game and ranked second on the team with an average of 5.2 rebounds per game had her best game of the season with season-highs of 17 points and 17 rebounds against Chicago State (Dec. 29) named MVC Newcomer of the Week Dec. 31 following the Chicago State game led the team with a .409 field goal percentage scored in double figures in six games also had a 14-rebound game against Drake (Jan. 5) also had 28 steals and 20 assists.
At Blue Springs High School
Named All-State following junior season after leading Blue Springs to a 29-3 record and a state runner-up finish ranked 71st overall and 12th among power forwards by the Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report ranked a three-star recruit as the 58th-best prospect at her position by ESPN Hoopgurlz.
Full name is Azia E. Washington Majoring in journalism-advertising and minoring in marketing daughter of Paul and Monty Washington born Dec. 22, 1993 has one sister, Ariana, and one brother, Aaron.