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2013-2014 Women's Basketball Roster

Shanice Cason

Class: JR-2L
Position: G
Height: 5-6
Previous School: Siegel HS
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tenn.

2013-14 (JUNIOR)
Played all 34 games, starting in a career best 32 … Averaged 7.7 points and 3.1 rebounds … Led MT with 82 assists and was second on the squad with 56 steals … Reached double figures in 11 games … Recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against No. 4 Tennessee (Nov. 8) … Made a career-best seven field goals and career-high 20 points in the win over Austin Peay … Logged a season-long 39 minutes, snatching five steals in the win at UCF (Dec. 16) … Hit seven free throws in the win at Clemson on Dec. 29 … Handed out a season-high six assists at Southern Miss … Went 4-of-5 for 80 percent shooting against Marshall … Hit back-to-back triples in wins over East Carolina (Feb. 26) and UAB (Mar. 1) … Tallied double-digits in four straight games dating from Feb. 19 until March 1 … Named team captain for 2014-15 season … She is 14 starts away, 374 minutes, 58 assists and 13 steals from reaching MT’s all-time career lists.

2012-13 (SOPHOMORE)
One of five players to see action in all 33 games ... Tied a career-best with 33 games played ... Started in 24 contests, including a stretch of 18 games dating from Dec. 4 until Feb. 16 ... Was third on the team in rebounding with 4.0 boards per game and fourth in scoring with 4.2 points a contest ... Led the Raiders with a career-best 71 rebounds ... Set personal marks in offensive rebounds (32), defensive rebounds (101) and total rebounds (133) ... Had a season-best performance vs. FIU with six makes and 15 points on Dec. 20, 2012 ... Grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds in the overtime win at Tennessee Tech on Nov. 20, 2012 ... Logged a personal best 44 minutes in the OT loss at nationally ranked Tennessee (Nov. 28) ... Dished out seven assists in the victory against North Texas on Dec. 27 ... Reached double figures against Memphis (10), Tennessee (13), FIU (15), Florida Atlantic (14) and South Alabama (10) ... Made a pair of triples in the win over South Alabama (Feb. 20) ... Collected the second most steals of the season with six swipes vs. Kennesaw State ... Drained eight free throws vs. Florida Atlantic on Jan. 9 ... Had a block in five games.

2011-12 (FRESHMAN)
Garnered a spot among the starting five in 30 of the 33 games … Became just the fifth freshman in the Rick Insell era (since 2005-06) to start the season opener, and the second in as many years … Reached double-figure scoring eight times … Poured in a career-high 16 points at North Texas (Feb. 2) … Contributed 14 points in the next outing, at Denver (Feb. 4), to match her effort against Tennessee State (Dec. 18) … Dropped in all six of her free throws against the Pioneers … Tallied 13 points against Georgia Tech (Dec. 11), at FIU (Jan. 12) and against Arkansas State (Jan. 18) … Posted a dozen points against South Alabama (Dec. 31) and 11 against Louisiana (Jan. 7) … Hit a career-best six field goals against Tennessee State … Attempted a career-high 14 field goals against Georgia Tech, nine of which came from behind the 3-point arc … Recorded two 3-pointers in eight games, including three times in Sun Belt action … Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against Louisiana … Registered six boards in five-straight contests, from at Denver through at ULM (Feb. 23) … Finished as one of three players with at least 100 caroms, including 99 on the defensive glass … Placed second on the team with 132 assists and 67 steals … Handed out career-best nine assists at Xavier (Dec. 9) … Distributed eight assists in the previous game against Austin Peay (Dec. 6) … Also credited with eight assists in the regular-season finale at Western Kentucky (Feb. 26) … Posted seven assists with zero turnovers against Tennessee State … Notched blocked shots in the season opener versus UNC Wilmington (Nov. 11) in the Lady Lion Classic and at ETSU (Nov. 26) … Swiped a career-high six steals against South Alabama and at Denver … Played a career-best 42 minutes at Troy (Jan. 5) … Saw action for the full 40 minutes in eight contests, including the NCAA Tournament game at Vanderbilt (March 18).

Earned an 87 scouts grade by ESPN HoopGurlz ... Tabbed to the 2011 Tennessee Sports Writers Association's All-State Team ... Picked as a member of the East team for the Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee All-Star Game ... Named to the all-region and all-district teams all four years ... Led her high school team to a 24-8 overall and 6-4 district record as a senior ... Averaged 13.2 points, 6.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game as a junior ... Helped lead her AAU team, Tennessee Flight Silver, to the 2010 Premier 64 and Battle of the Boro showcase titles.

Born Shanice Yvonne Cason on Nov. 16, 1992, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. ... Daughter of Melissa Locke and Elliott Locke ... Has two siblings: Justin Locke and Shantika Cason ... Majoring in sports management.

2011-2012 Game-by-Game Stats
2012-2013 Game-by-Game Stats
2013-2014 Game-by-Game Stats