Milligan (Tenn.)

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The No. 24 ranked Milligan Buffaloes, who have been coached by Rich Aubrey for the past 23 seasons, are coming into the NAIA DII Women’s Basketball National Championship with a 23-7 record overall. The Buffaloes are located in Milligan College, Tennessee and are a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference. As the Appalachian Athletic Conference regular season champions, they hold a 17-3 record in the AAC, losing to Truett-McConnell College and Point University twice.

The Buffaloes average a score of 71 points per game compared to their opponents’ 64. They have three players who average over 12 points a game in guard Hayley Wyrick (15.1), forward (13.9) and forward Sarah Robinson (12.8). The Buffaloes rank number 5 in DII in defensive rebounds per game with 30.8.

The Buffaloes last appearance at National Championship was in 2013 where they lost in the first round to College of the Ozarks in overtime.

Milligan College (Tenn.) 2016 Roster

Player ImageNumberNamePositionHeightYearHome Town ()
Kelsey Persinger0Persinger, KelseyG5-8Jr.Jonesborough (TN)
Rich AubreyAubrey, RichHead Coach24th Season ()
Jeff BournBourn, JeffAssistant Coach2nd Season ()
Hayley Wyrick1Wyrick, HayleyG5-9Jr.Coeburn (VA)
Allison Jones2Jones, AllisonF5-9Sr.Morristown (TN)
Cassidy Anderson3Anderson, CassidyG5-5Fr.Alcoa (TN)
Andi Lamb4Lamb, AndiG5-9Fr.Chuckey (TN)
Kelsey Stoops5Stoops, KelseyG5-4Fr.Bristol (TN)
Kelly Barnett10Barnett, KellyG5-5Jr.Asheville (NC)
Casey Jones11Jones, CaseyG5-8Sr.Elizabethton (TN)
Morgan Gose12Gose, MorganG5-9So.Gate City (VA)
McKenzie Trujillo14Trujillo, McKenzieG5-4Fr.Gray (TN)
Courtney Wilson15Wilson, CourtneyF5-10So.Roan Mountain (TN)
Callie Cox21Cox, CallieG5-7Sr.Oak Ridge (TN)
Lindsee Price22Price, LindseeG5-8Jr.Rogersville (TN)
Kasey Gordon23Gordon, KaseyG5-9Fr.Jonesborough (TN)
Sarah Robinson24Robinson, SarahF5-10Fr.Elizabethton (TN)
Madison Wilson25Wilson, MadisonG5-8So.Roan Mountain (TN)
Breah Keim31Keim, BreahG5-3So.Marshall (Ill.)
Savannah Raizor32Raizor, SavannahF6-0Fr.Shelbyville (KY)
Caitlyn Cain33Cain, CaitlynC6-0Sr.Kingsport (TN)
Jordan Gose35Gose, JordanF5-9So.Gate City (VA)
Kathryn Pryor40Pryor, KathrynF5-10Jr.Walland (TN)
Kaley Persinger41Persinger, KaleyG5-8Fr.Jonesborough (TN)
Lexi Weddle42Weddle, LexiF5-9Fr.Andover (MN)
Mackenzie Raizor43Raizor, MackenzieF6-0Fr.Shelbyville (KY)
Hannah Morgan44Morgan, HannahC5-11Jr.Midway (KY)
Rebecca Maxwell45Maxwell, RebeccaG5-9Fr.Tolono (Ill.)
Megan Pietrowski51Pietrowski, MeganC6-1Fr.Elizabethton (TN)