Trojan Arena the Site for Monday’s Selection Show Party

Troy Athletics will host a selection show viewing party on Monday for Troy women’s basketball, the 2016 Sun Belt Tournament Champions, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Trojan Arena.

TROY, Alabama – Troy Athletics will host a selection show viewing party on Monday for Troy women’s basketball, the 2016 Sun Belt Tournament Champions, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Trojan Arena.

 

Fans are encouraged to join the Trojans as they watch ESPN’s NCAA Women’s Selection Special, where the NCAA Championships field of 64 teams will be announced, beginning at 6 p.m.  ESPNU will offer further bracket analysis following the show at 7 p.m.

 

First round games will be held on Friday and Saturday at 16 campus sites, with second round games to follow next Sundayand Monday.  Ticket information will be available after Monday’s selection show.

 

The Trojans won the Sun Belt championship game on Saturday night, knocking off Little Rock, 61-60, at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.  It was the first Sun Belt championship for the Trojans, who will be making their second NCAA tournament appearance, and the first since 1997.

 

Troy, under fourth-year head coach Chanda Rigby, has the nation’s sixth best scoring offense at 81.8 points per game.  The Trojans are led by their lone senior, Sun Belt Championships MVP Ashley Beverly Kelley, who averages 20.3 points per game.

 

Beverly Kelley made the eventual game-winner with 20 seconds remaining in Saturday night’s title game.  The shot was set up by ArJae’ Saunders steal on the previous possession, and it was held up by Caitlyn Ramirez’s last-second block of Little Rock’s attempt at a game-winner.  Beverly Kelley, Saunders and Ramirez were all named to the Sun Belt Championships All-Tournament team.

 

The Trojans have now won eight straight games, and 10 of their last 11 after a mid-season six-game losing skid.  Troy (20-12) has also posted back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in program history.

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