SMU 1-0 in C-USA after road win at preseason favorite Tulane
Two of C-USA's top scoring offenses to meet in New Orleans
SMU falls in first road test; Faces UT-Pan Am Saturday at 2 p.m.
Simpson recorded ninth double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds; Mahnesmith scored 15
All-C-USA selection Simpson leads SMU into conference tournament
2012-13 (Junior): Played in 26 games, averaging 7.4 minutes...Scored 22 points with a season-high five in a win at Tulsa (1/27)...Had 22 assists with a season-high four at Tulsa...Grabbed eight rebounds, with two in a game twice (11/10 vs. Alcorn State and 1/27 at Tulsa)...Also scored four points against Alcorn State...Had a 2.4 assist/turnover ratio...Had five steals, swiping two against Louisiana-Monroe (12/17).
2011-12 (Sophomore):Played in 31 games with 21 starts, averaging 19.8 minutes per game...Averaged 3.7 points per game with one rebound...Recorded 35 assists and had 20 steals...Made 40 field goals, including five 3-pointers...Shot 73.2 percent from the free throw line (30-of-41)...Scored a career-high 11 points against Memphis in the C-USA Tournament (3/8)...Reached double digits in points three times...Grabbed a season-high four rebounds at UTEP (2/23)...Matched her career-high with five assists against TAMU-CC (12/18).
2010-11 (Freshman): Averaged 12.7 minutes with action in all 30 games, including one start...Handed out 36 assists and made 11 steals...Scored 3.0 points per game, shooting 31.4-percent from the field...Made six 3-pointers and was 30-of-40 from the free throw line.
Game Highlights: Scored a season-high eight points twice (3/3 vs. Rice and 3/9 vs. UTEP)... vs. UTSA (11/21) Handed out a season-high five assists.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner and captain for coach Derik Short at Naaman Forest High School...Averaged 17.4 ppg, 4 apg and 2 three-pointers per game during her high school career...Selected MVP of District 10-5A and a member of the 5A All-Region team...Led Naaman Forest to a 99-37 record during her career.
Personal: Daughter of Dale and Ronda Johnson...Member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta in high school...Anticipates majoring in psychology while at SMU...Goal is to continue improving as a student and basketball player...Nickname is Lil' Bit.