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Women’s hoops finishes strong

SMUs Janielle Dodds (left) tries to block a Houston player.
Lindsey Perkins
SMU’s Janielle Dodds (left) tries to block a Houston player.

SMU’s Janielle Dodds (left) tries to block a Houston player. (Lindsey Perkins)

The Mustangs ended the season on a high note Saturday night with a come-from-behind 68-58 victory over the UTEP Miners. SMU (17-11, 9-7) handed UTEP just their second Conference USA loss of the season and first at home.

After a tough game against Tulane, where junior guard Katy Cobb scored no points in 23 minutes and was removed from the starting lineup, Cobb came back with authority. Playing 22 minutes off the bench, Cobb scored 20 points and was second on the team with four assists.

Cobb’s 20 helped the Mustangs erase a seven-point halftime deficit, and a 13-point deficit with 15:07 left in the game.

Joining Cobb in double-digit scoring was Jillian Samuels with 15 points and Janielle Dodds with 12 points. Dodds, Sharee Shepherd and Delisha Wills led the team with seven rebounds.

After tying the game at 55 with just over seven minutes left, the Mustangs took control of the game and never looked back.

The win makes SMU the sixth seed in the C-USA Tournament and pits the team against 11th seed University of Central Florida at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

The conference tournament will start on Thursday night in Tulsa, Okla. The tournament will continue through Sunday with the championship game at 4:30 p.m.

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