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Tynice Martin

#5 Tynice Martin

G | So. | 5-10 | Atlanta, Ga. | Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy

2016-17 (Sophomore)

  • Team Co-Captain 
  • Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team
  • Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player 
  • Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team
  • Big 12 Conference Player of the Week (Feb. 13)
  • NCAA Starting Five (Feb. 15)
  • Savannah Invitational MVP 
  • Savannah Invitational All-Tournament Team 
  • Scored double-figures in first 21 games of the season and had a 23-game double-digit scoring streak from March 18, 2016 until Jan. 25, 2017
  • Tallied 17 points and led the team with three treys in season-opener vs. Charleston Southern (Nov. 12)
  • Tallied 27 points and set career-highs in free throws made (10) and blocks (2) in WVU’s win over Howard (Nov. 15)
  • Led the Mountaineers with 19 points, while grabbing three steals and three rebounds against Coppin State (Nov. 19) in 33 minutes played
  • In her return to Georgia, she scored 28 points and went 9-of-9 from the free throw line in the victory over North Carolina A&T
  • Streak of 30 consecutive free throws lasted from March 18, 2016 (Ohio State) to Nov. 24, 2016 (Auburn), which ranked second at WVU
  • Led the Mountaineers with 16 points against Auburn (Nov. 24) en route to Savannah Invitational MVP accolades 
  • Connected on a career-high 10 field goals and led WVU with 21 points in the win over High Point (Nov. 27)
  • Tallied 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in the win over Ole Miss (Dec. 4)
  • Finished with 14 points against USC Upstate (Dec. 10), including three treys, five rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes
  • Led the Mountaineers with 21 points, while dishing out a career-high seven assists and corralling six rebounds against Longwood (Dec. 17)
  • Paced WVU with 21 points, collected a career-high six steals and dished out five assists at TCU (Dec. 29)
  • Scored 14 points and distributed six assists at Kansas State (Jan. 1)
  • Inked first double-double with 18 points and a career-high 11 rebounds vs. No. 20 Oklahoma (Jan. 8)
  • Registered her eighth career 20-point game with 21 points and five rebounds at Kansas (Jan. 18)
  • Tallied 18 points, dished out four assists and grabbed three rebounds at No. 2 Baylor (Jan. 21)
  • Tallied 13 points and five assists against Iowa State (Feb. 4)
  • Led West Virginia with a career-high 35 points at Oklahoma (Feb. 7), ranking as the second-best single-game performance by a WVU sophomore
  • Her 14 field goals at OU tied a school sophomore single-game record, while her six three-pointers were third
  • Scored 30 points and made a career-high seven three-pointers in the win over Oklahoma State (Feb. 11)
  • Earned Big 12 Player of the Week Honors (Feb. 13) after becoming first Mountaineer since Meg Bulger (2005) to score 30 or more points in back-to-back games
  • Tied for a team-high 15 points, including 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, at Iowa State (Feb. 18)
  • Tallied 25 points and snatched eight rebounds in the win over TCU on Feb. 22
  • Scored 19 points, grabbed six rebounds and hit three triples at Oklahoma State (Feb. 25)
  • In the win over Kansas (Feb. 27), scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed six rebounds
  • Paced the Mountaineers with a game-high 21 points in the win over No. 19 Oklahoma (March 4)
  • Scored a WVU Big 12 Tournament record 29 points, grabbed five rebounds, made four triples and dished out two assists in a win over No. 12 Texas (March 5) in the Big 12 Championship semifinal
  • Scored a title game record 32 points and made a career-high 12 free throws in WVU’s Big 12 Championship final victory Baylor (March 6)
  • Named the 2017 Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player with 82 points and 12 rebounds in three games
  • Became third-quickest Mountaineer to 1,000-points after scoring 26 points including 9-of-10 from the charity stripe vs. Elon (March 17) in the NCAA Championship First Round 
  • She is the 34th Mountaineer to reach  the 1,000-point plateau

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • Just the second player in program history to earn Freshman of the Year honors, joining Meg Bulger (Big East - 2004)
  • Big 12 All-Freshman Team
  • Twice-named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Jan. 11 and Jan. 18)
  • USBWA National Freshman of the Year Finalist
  • Waco Tribune All-Freshman Team
  • Completed her freshman campaign with 362 points (10.3), 112 rebounds (3.2 rpg), 54 assists (1.4 apg) and 34 steals (1.0 spg)
  • Ranked third on the team in scoring overall and second on the team in scoring in conference-only contests
  • Led West Virginia with an 80.6 free throw percentage (54-of-67) 
  • Reached double-figure scoring in 19 games and the 20-point plateau twice
  • Led West Virginia in scoring seven times
  • Made 23 consecutive free throws from Dec. 23 to March 5
  • Tied for seventh all-time in program history with 35 games played 
  • Ranked in WVU’s top-10 in multiple freshman single season marks including: tied for second with 35 games played, fourth with an 80.6 free throw percentage, fourth with 347 field goal attempts, fifth-most points in a season (365), fifth with 140 made field goals, seventh with 110 three-point attempts and ninth with 28 made three-pointers
  • Her 10.3 points per game ranked 23rd in the Big 12, while her 11.2 points per contest were 17th in league-only contests
  • Strung together seven points, including a three pointer in her collegiate debut against Delaware State (Nov. 14)
  • Finished with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (Dec. 6)
  • Led WVU with 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the win over Marshall (Dec. 13)
  • Named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week for Dec. 14
  • Nailed four three-pointers and finished with 16 points in the win at K-State (Jan. 6)
  • Scored 15 points and dished out a season-high five assists against Texas Tech (Jan. 9)
  • Named Big 12 Freshman of the Week for Jan. 11, first WVU player since Bria Holmes in 2013 to earn that honor
  • At Oklahoma, scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out a pair of assists
  • Paced West Virginia with 18 points against Kansas (Jan. 16), while dishing out two assists and snatching two steals en route to Big 12 co-Freshman of the Week honors
  • Led WVU with 17 points in the loss to No. 4 Baylor (Jan. 30)
  • Went 4-of-8 (50.0%) from the field and finished with 12 points and four rebounds in the win over No. 20 Oklahoma (Feb. 17)
  • Collected a season-best five steals and dished out three assists in the win over TCU (Feb. 24)
  • Netted season-highs of 20 points, nine field goals and a 75.0 field goal percentage in the win over No. 22 Oklahoma State (Feb. 27)
  • Led the Mountaineers with 20 points and matched her season high at the Big 12 Championship quarterfinal against K-State (March 5) 
  • Tied three other Mountaineers with most made field goals in a Big 12 Championship game with eight vs. K-State (March 5)
  • Had 16 points and matched a season-high eight rebounds vs. Princeton in the NCAA Championship First Round (March 18)
  • Again tallied 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the NCAA Championship Second Round contest vs. Ohio State (March 20)

High School

  • Ranked as the 16th-best wing player by ESPN HoopGurlz
  • FullCourt.com listed her as the 22nd-best prospect for the Class of 2015 in the publications’ yearly Fresh 50
  • All Star Girls Report listed her as the 41st-best player in the 2015 class
  • Transferred to Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy for her senior year, playing under coach Jackie Cowan
  • Helped SACA reach the Georgia Class A Private School Championship in 2015
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution tabbed her the 2015 Class A Player of the Year and first team all-state
  • Named the 2015 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) Class A North Player of the Year and a first team All-GACA North Class A Selection
  • Garnered second team honors on the All-USA Georgia Girls Basketball Team in 2015
  • Recognized on the All-Metro Atlanta Girls Second Team in 2014 and first team in 2015
  • Played for perennial Georgia high school power Southwest DeKalb for three years
  • Named Class 5A Georgia All-State First Team
  • Garnered DeKalb All-Metro First Team honors
  • Posted 15 points and pulled in 16 rebounds to lead Southwest DeKalb to a state
  • championship over rival Miller Grove in 2013
  • The Panthers finished ranked 22nd nationally during her sophomore season
  • Helped Southwest DeKalb reach the 5A Championship game in 2014
  • Played AAU basketball for the Wallace Prather Atlantic Celtics

Personal

  • Daughter of Terry Martin and Trenisha Burnett
  • Birthday is March 26
  • Has three brothers and two sisters
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
  • Her father played basketball at Auburn in the 1980s
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll 
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll 
SeasonClassGPMinMpgFGFGAFG%3G3GA3G%FTFTAFT%OffRebRpgPFAstTOBlkStlPtsPPG
Totals 70207429.636791840.010431832.717521581.4332633.81051361151696101314.5
2016Fr3582823.714034740.32811025.5546780.6191123.246545273436210.3
2017So35124635.622757139.87620836.512114881.8141514.359826396265118.6

Mountaineers Welcome Kansas on Senior Night

By Russell Luna | February 26, 2017

West Virginia University women’s basketball seniors’ Lanay Montgomery and Desiree Rhodes will be recognized on Senior Night, Monday, Feb. 27, in a 7 p.m. contest against the Kansas Jayhawks at the WVU Coliseum.

WVU Fights Back, Falls at Oklahoma State

By Russell Luna | February 25, 2017

The West Virginia University women’s basketball team fought back from an 11-point fourth quarter deficit, but fell short in a 67-63 loss at Oklahoma State on Saturday evening at the Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Cowgirls Await as WVU Makes Final Road Trip

By Russell Luna | February 24, 2017

The West Virginia University women’s basketball team plays its final road game of the regular season with a visit to Oklahoma State on Saturday, Feb. 25. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma.