Lady Hawks down by 11 with one minute left, get to one possession but cannot close gap
Alexis Udoji hit layup with 16 seconds left in regulation to tie, UMES outscores SSU 16-5 in OT
UMES led 48-41 in the second half, Udoji finishes with near double double
UMES was down 11 in the second half, outscored MSU 24-9 in final 13:31
Lady Hawks tip off at 5:30 p.m. at the Hytche Athletic Center
UMES takes on in-state rival Morgan State in the first round of the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk. (Photos by Mark Sutton)
See Megan Raymond's shots from Think Pink 2.20.13
High School/Club: Four-year varsity starter at Eastern High School ... led Eagles to the 20th District finals and regionals ... named team captain and member of All-Tournament team in Louisville Invitational ... four-year member of the National Honor Society and Honor Roll ... played AAU ball with KY Lady Retros, Louisville Sting and KY Blast ... led Louisville Sting to Kentucky AAU state championship from 2007 through 2009, again in 2010 with KY Blast ... earned AAU State Championship co-MVP.
Personal: Born July 16, 1994 in Idaho ... daughter of Chris and Liane Taylor ... has a sister, Chanelle, and a brother, Chris ... majoring in business ... pregame routine includes eating a small meal, practicing shooting and listening to music ... personal best sports moment is earning runner-up in the 2007 AAU National Championship ... lists her family as people who influence her most for pushing her to be the best on and off the court ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating high school with a 3.925 GPA ... plans to earn an MBA and Ph.D in business upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Don't wish things were easier, wish you were better" ... hobbies include hanging out with family and friends ... favorite moves include "Lion King 2", "Man on Fire", "Love and Basketball", "Rio" and "Despicable Me" ... personal athletic goals this season are to gain a starting position, average at least a 3:1 assist/turnover ratio and win the MEAC Championship ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to earn First Team All-MEAC and make the NCAA Tournament.