23 Tee'Ara Copney
23 Tee'Ara Copney
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Asheville, N.C.
Position: G
Major: Sociology
Last School: T.C. Roberson HS
gp 30
pts/g 13.0
fg % 42.6
3pt % 34.4
ft % 89.2
reb/g 4.1
a/g 2.3

2012-11: Played in all 30 games for the Spartans, making 23 starts as a junior … Earned All-Atlantic Sun Conference First Team honors, averaging 15.7 points per game and playing 35.2 minutes per contest … Ranked third in the A-Sun in scoring average (15.7) … Tallied her 1,000th career-point at the Hodge Center Jan. 7 against Kennesaw State off of a jumper with 42 seconds left in the first period … Ranks ninth all-time at Upstate with 1,244 points … Led the league in free throw percentage with an 88.6 mark, ranking 13th in the nation and helping the Spartans to a 76.7 team percentage at the line to claim 11th in the NCAA statistics … The 88.6 free throw percentage tops the single-season list in the Upstate record books … Posted 24 double-digit scoring contests and had seven games recording 20-plus points … Led the squad in scoring 20 times … Named College Sports Madness A-Sun Player of the Week Jan. 23 and earned A-Sun Co-Player of the Week honors Jan. 24 … Posted a career-high 34 points and 13 field goals made at UNC Asheville Nov. 30 … Snagged a career-high 11 rebounds against ETSU Jan. 28 … Registered a double-double against ETSU Jan. 28 with 11 boards and 17 points … Swiped a career-best eight steals against Lipscomb Jan. 19 … Made a career-high 13 free throws at Mercer Feb. 4.  

2010-11: Named to the All-Atlantic Sun Second Team as a sophomore … Played and started in 29 games … Ranked second in the team in scoring and fourth in the A-Sun with 15.1 points per game … Averaged 4.1 rebounds per contest … Ranked fifth in the conference in free throw percentage with .791, second in steals with 2.38 per game and sixth in assists with 4.00 per contest … Averaged 2.10 three-pointers per game to finish seventh in the league in three-balls made … Posted 21 double-digit scoring efforts, including nine 20-point scoring games … Recorded a season-high 28 points at Marshall Nov. 17 and then again at Lipscomb Feb. 21 … Dished out a career-best 10 rebounds at Indiana State Dec. 12 …  Snagged a career-best nine boards at Mercer Jan. 29 … Tallied 116 assists, 69 steals and seven blocks … Shot .347 percent from the floor and .324 from behind the arc.

2009-10: Named the Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year and was a unanimous selection to the All-Freshmen team after averaging 11.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 2.0 apg... Appeared in all 29 games and made nine starts... Scored six points in collegiate debut against North Greenville (11/13)... First double-digit outing came at Longwood with 16 points on 7-for-12 shooting... Ranked in the top-10 in two conference statistical categories, finishing second with 67 steals and 10th in 3-point field goals made (46)... Was 11th in the A-Sun with a field-goal percentage of 41.8, 12th in points per game (11.6) and 15th in 3-point field goal percentage (.341)... Averaged 13.2 ppg in conference games, which was ninth-best in the league... Also ranked in the top-10 of three other categories (conference games only), second in steals (47), fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (39.6), fifth in 3-point field goals made (40), while ranking just outside the top-10 (11th) in field goal percentage (.445)... Led the Spartans with six 20-plus point performances, the first coming at South Carolina State (11/24), with 21 points on a 9-for-11 effort from the floor, including a perfect 3-for-3 mark from beyond the 3-point line... Scored 20 points against Mercer (1/14)... Scored a career-best 29 points at North Florida (1/21)... Had two 23-point outings against Jacksonville, the first in Jacksonville, Fla. (1/23) and the second at the Hodge Center (2/1)... Posted 22 points at Mercer (2/8) behind 8-for-16 shooting from the floor, including a 6-for-11 effort on 3-pointers...  Final 20-plus point outing came against Florida Gulf Coast (22) on Feb. 25... Led the Spartans in scoring the final four games of the season, at Campbell on Feb. 20 (17), at ETSU on Feb. 22 (17), against Florida Gulf Coast on Feb. 25 and in the season-finale against Stetson on Feb. 27 (17).

Before USC Upstate: Started for four seasons at T.C. Roberson... Completed her career with more than 1,600 points, setting the school record... Also led her team to a Mountain Athletic Conference title and to the 3-A Western Regional finals... Earned the Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina Girls' Basketball Player of the Year and earned Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors for the second time in three years after averaging 16.2 points, 4.6 assists and 4.6 steals a game as a senior... Team won 100 of their 118 games in her four years with the Rams... Ranked 219th in the nation by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and 729th in the nation amongst high school seniors by the All-Star Girls' Basketball Report... Ranked 42nd amongst point guards in the class of 2009 by CGBR.

Personal: Born on Jan. 23, 1991 in Asheville, N.C... Daughter of Roy Mills, Juanita Gilliland and Renee Copney... Has two older brothers, Roy Gilliland and Shawn Mills and three sisters, Keca Gilliland, Anea Copney and Kerone Mills... Majoring in sociology... Enjoys shopping and hanging out with her teammates... Member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee... Lists chicken alfredo as her favorite food... Favorite movies are "Love & Basketball" and "The Color Purple"... Favorite TV shows are "Law & Order" and "Criminal Minds"... Claims fall is her favorite season... Favorite sports figures are her coach Tammy George and Lebron James... Names Secret Life of Bees as her favorite book... Hero growing up was her father... Admires her parents... Her favorite quote comes from Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things throught Christ, who strengthens me."

Recent Games
Feb 16 Kennesaw State W, 57-48
Feb 18 Mercer L, 55-54
Feb 23 at North Florida W, 61-57
Feb 25 at Jacksonville L, 73-54
Mar 2 at ETSU W, 60-56
Mar 7 vs. North Florida L, 50-48
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 30 18
Games started 19 7
Minutes 907 536
Minutes per game 30.2 29.8
FG 144-338 88-211
FG Pct 42.6 41.7
3PT 45-131 30-83
3PT Pct 34.4 36.1
FT 58-65 39-45
FT Pct 89.2 86.7
Off rebounds 11 9
Def rebounds 111 69
Total rebounds 122 78
Rebounds per game 4.1 4.3
Personal fouls 66 33
Disqualifications 1 0
Assists 68 43
Turnovers 90 48
Assist to turnover ratio 0.8 0.9
Steals 74 40
Blocks 5 2
Points 391 245
Points per game 13.0 13.6
Points per 40 min 17.2 18.3
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 10 at Purdue L, 82-47 1 34 7-11 63.6 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 16
Nov 13 at Old Dominion L, 77-46 1 25 0-5 0.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 15 at Norfolk St. W, 71-64 1 40 5-11 45.5 2-3 66.7 4-4 100.0 16
Nov 17 at West Virginia L, 75-45 1 29 4-6 66.7 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 9
Nov 19 St. Andrews W, 83-26 1 19 7-8 87.5 2-3 66.7 3-3 100.0 19
Nov 21 George Washington L, 48-37 1 39 1-10 10.0 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 2
Nov 25 at Kentucky L, 100-34 1 16 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Nov 27 at Western Carolina W, 51-48 1 29 8-12 66.7 2-6 33.3 0-0 - 18
Dec 3 UNC Asheville W, 54-52 1 33 5-15 33.3 0-4 0.0 2-2 100.0 12
Dec 16 High Point L, 77-67 1 40 8-16 50.0 3-5 60.0 3-4 75.0 22
Dec 29 Furman L, 85-80 1 32 6-13 46.2 3-5 60.0 7-7 100.0 22
Jan 2 ETSU W, 90-79 1 39 4-11 36.4 1-6 16.7 8-8 100.0 17
Jan 5 at Northern Kentucky L, 70-62 1 38 5-17 29.4 2-8 25.0 0-1 0.0 12
Jan 7 at Lipscomb L, 57-56 1 39 8-20 40.0 3-7 42.9 4-4 100.0 23
Jan 12 Stetson L, 84-66 1 21 4-8 50.0 2-4 50.0 1-1 100.0 11
Jan 14 Florida Gulf Coast L, 77-54 1 34 2-7 28.6 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 4
Jan 19 at Mercer L, 72-55 1 27 2-8 25.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 5
Jan 21 at Kennesaw State W, 61-52 - 30 8-14 57.1 3-6 50.0 2-2 100.0 21
Jan 26 Jacksonville W, 72-53 - 28 5-16 31.3 3-7 42.9 0-1 0.0 13
Jan 28 North Florida W, 64-52 - 32 8-10 80.0 5-6 83.3 2-2 100.0 23
Feb 2 Northern Kentucky L, 81-61 - 25 4-10 40.0 2-5 40.0 2-2 100.0 12
Feb 4 Lipscomb W, 78-62 - 31 9-16 56.3 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 21
Feb 9 at Florida Gulf Coast L, 72-49 - 28 4-8 50.0 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 9
Feb 11 at Stetson L, 79-55 - 11 0-4 0.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 16 Kennesaw State W, 57-48 1 34 6-13 46.2 1-2 50.0 7-9 77.8 20
Feb 18 Mercer L, 55-54 - 28 4-11 36.4 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 8
Feb 23 at North Florida W, 61-57 - 33 3-12 25.0 1-6 16.7 6-6 100.0 13
Feb 25 at Jacksonville L, 73-54 - 30 7-17 41.2 2-6 33.3 2-2 100.0 18
Mar 2 at ETSU W, 60-56 - 28 5-9 55.6 1-2 50.0 4-5 80.0 15
Mar 7 vs. North Florida L, 50-48 1 35 5-19 26.3 0-8 0.0 0-0 - 10
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 10 at Purdue L, 82-47 1 34 0 3 3 0 6 0.0 3 0 3 0
Nov 13 at Old Dominion L, 77-46 1 25 0 3 3 2 3 0.7 1 0 1 0
Nov 15 at Norfolk St. W, 71-64 1 40 0 5 5 1 7 0.1 3 0 3 0
Nov 17 at West Virginia L, 75-45 1 29 0 1 1 4 4 1.0 3 0 2 0
Nov 19 St. Andrews W, 83-26 1 19 0 2 2 3 0 - 4 0 2 0
Nov 21 George Washington L, 48-37 1 39 0 4 4 1 4 0.3 1 0 4 0
Nov 25 at Kentucky L, 100-34 1 16 0 2 2 1 4 0.3 0 0 3 0
Nov 27 at Western Carolina W, 51-48 1 29 1 5 6 0 2 0.0 0 0 2 0
Dec 3 UNC Asheville W, 54-52 1 33 0 2 2 3 2 1.5 8 1 3 0
Dec 16 High Point L, 77-67 1 40 0 5 5 4 3 1.3 5 2 4 0
Dec 29 Furman L, 85-80 1 32 0 5 5 3 5 0.6 5 0 5 1
Jan 2 ETSU W, 90-79 1 39 0 5 5 8 6 1.3 2 0 0 0
Jan 5 at Northern Kentucky L, 70-62 1 38 1 6 7 2 2 1.0 3 1 0 0
Jan 7 at Lipscomb L, 57-56 1 39 2 7 9 2 2 1.0 3 0 3 0
Jan 12 Stetson L, 84-66 1 21 0 1 1 1 4 0.3 2 0 2 0
Jan 14 Florida Gulf Coast L, 77-54 1 34 0 3 3 1 5 0.2 2 0 0 0
Jan 19 at Mercer L, 72-55 1 27 0 7 7 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Jan 21 at Kennesaw State W, 61-52 - 30 1 7 8 1 3 0.3 2 0 1 0
Jan 26 Jacksonville W, 72-53 - 28 0 2 2 2 5 0.4 2 0 3 0
Jan 28 North Florida W, 64-52 - 32 0 2 2 2 4 0.5 2 0 2 0
Feb 2 Northern Kentucky L, 81-61 - 25 2 2 4 3 1 3.0 2 0 3 0
Feb 4 Lipscomb W, 78-62 - 31 0 5 5 3 2 1.5 1 0 4 0
Feb 9 at Florida Gulf Coast L, 72-49 - 28 1 3 4 1 1 1.0 3 0 2 0
Feb 11 at Stetson L, 79-55 - 11 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 2 0
Feb 16 Kennesaw State W, 57-48 1 34 0 3 3 6 0 - 5 1 2 0
Feb 18 Mercer L, 55-54 - 28 1 1 2 4 4 1.0 1 0 3 0
Feb 23 at North Florida W, 61-57 - 33 0 4 4 3 1 3.0 4 0 1 0
Feb 25 at Jacksonville L, 73-54 - 30 1 3 4 2 2 1.0 4 0 3 0
Mar 2 at ETSU W, 60-56 - 28 0 7 7 2 5 0.4 2 0 2 0
Mar 7 vs. North Florida L, 50-48 1 35 1 5 6 3 2 1.5 1 0 1 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 30 19 30.2 4.8-11.3 42.6 1.5-4.4 34.4 1.9-2.2 89.2 13.0
Conference 18 7 29.8 4.9-11.7 41.7 1.7-4.6 36.1 2.2-2.5 86.7 13.6
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 14 9 31.1 5.2-11.7 44.5 1.8-4.4 41.0 2.5-2.8 89.7 14.7
Away 15 9 29.1 4.4-10.3 42.6 1.3-4.1 32.3 1.5-1.7 88.5 11.7
Neutral 1 1 35.0 5.0-19.0 26.3 0.0-8.0 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 10.0
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Wins 12 6 31.3 6.1-12.2 49.7 2.0-4.8 42.1 3.2-3.5 90.5 17.3
Losses 18 13 29.5 3.9-10.6 37.2 1.2-4.1 28.4 1.1-1.3 87.0 10.2
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November 8 8 28.9 4.0-8.0 50.0 1.1-3.2 34.6 0.9-0.9 100.0 10.0
December 3 3 35.0 6.3-14.7 43.2 2.0-4.7 42.9 4.0-4.3 92.3 18.7
January 9 6 32.0 5.1-12.3 41.4 2.2-5.6 40.0 1.9-2.1 89.5 14.3
February 8 1 27.5 4.6-11.4 40.7 1.1-3.9 29.0 2.2-2.6 85.7 12.6
March 2 1 31.5 5.0-14.0 35.7 0.5-5.0 10.0 2.0-2.5 80.0 12.5
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 30 19 907 144-338 42.6 45-131 34.4 58-65 89.2 391
Conference 18 7 536 88-211 41.7 30-83 36.1 39-45 86.7 245
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 14 9 435 73-164 44.5 25-61 41.0 35-39 89.7 206
Away 15 9 437 66-155 42.6 20-62 32.3 23-26 88.5 175
Neutral 1 1 35 5-19 26.3 0-8 0.0 0-0 - 10
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Wins 12 6 376 73-147 49.7 24-57 42.1 38-42 90.5 208
Losses 18 13 531 71-191 37.2 21-74 28.4 20-23 87.0 183
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November 8 8 231 32-64 50.0 9-26 34.6 7-7 100.0 80
December 3 3 105 19-44 43.2 6-14 42.9 12-13 92.3 56
January 9 6 288 46-111 41.4 20-50 40.0 17-19 89.5 129
February 8 1 220 37-91 40.7 9-31 29.0 18-21 85.7 101
March 2 1 63 10-28 35.7 1-10 10.0 4-5 80.0 25
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 30 19 30.2 6.4-14.9 42.6 2.0-5.8 34.4 2.6-2.9 89.2 17.2
Conference 18 7 29.8 6.6-15.7 41.7 2.2-6.2 36.1 2.9-3.4 86.7 18.3
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 14 9 31.1 6.7-15.1 44.5 2.3-5.6 41.0 3.2-3.6 89.7 18.9
Away 15 9 29.1 6.0-14.2 42.6 1.8-5.7 32.3 2.1-2.4 88.5 16.0
Neutral 1 1 35.0 5.7-21.7 26.3 0.0-9.1 0.0 0.0-0.0 - 11.4
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Wins 12 6 31.3 7.8-15.6 49.7 2.6-6.1 42.1 4.0-4.5 90.5 22.1
Losses 18 13 29.5 5.3-14.4 37.2 1.6-5.6 28.4 1.5-1.7 87.0 13.8
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November 8 8 28.9 5.5-11.1 50.0 1.6-4.5 34.6 1.2-1.2 100.0 13.9
December 3 3 35.0 7.2-16.8 43.2 2.3-5.3 42.9 4.6-5.0 92.3 21.3
January 9 6 32.0 6.4-15.4 41.4 2.8-6.9 40.0 2.4-2.6 89.5 17.9
February 8 1 27.5 6.7-16.5 40.7 1.6-5.6 29.0 3.3-3.8 85.7 18.4
March 2 1 31.5 6.3-17.8 35.7 0.6-6.3 10.0 2.5-3.2 80.0 15.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 30 19 30.2 0.4 3.7 4.1 2.2 0.0 2.3 3.0 0.8 2.5 0.2
Conference 18 7 29.8 0.5 3.8 4.3 1.8 0.0 2.4 2.7 0.9 2.2 0.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 9 31.1 0.2 3.0 3.2 2.6 0.1 3.1 3.2 1.0 3.0 0.3
Away 15 9 29.1 0.5 4.3 4.7 1.9 0.0 1.4 2.9 0.5 2.1 0.1
Neutral 1 1 35.0 1.0 5.0 6.0 1.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.0
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Wins 12 6 31.3 0.2 4.1 4.3 2.1 0.0 2.8 3.1 0.9 2.9 0.2
Losses 18 13 29.5 0.5 3.4 3.9 2.3 0.1 1.9 2.9 0.6 2.2 0.2
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November 8 8 28.9 0.1 3.1 3.3 2.5 0.0 1.5 3.8 0.4 1.9 0.0
December 3 3 35.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.3 3.3 3.3 1.0 6.0 1.0
January 9 6 32.0 0.4 4.4 4.9 1.2 0.0 2.1 3.6 0.6 2.0 0.1
February 8 1 27.5 0.6 2.8 3.4 2.5 0.0 2.8 1.4 2.0 2.5 0.1
March 2 1 31.5 0.5 6.0 6.5 1.5 0.0 2.5 3.5 0.7 1.5 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 30 19 907 11 111 122 66 1 68 90 0.8 74 5
Conference 18 7 536 9 69 78 33 0 43 48 0.9 40 2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 9 435 3 42 45 37 1 44 45 1.0 42 4
Away 15 9 437 7 64 71 28 0 21 43 0.5 31 1
Neutral 1 1 35 1 5 6 1 0 3 2 1.5 1 0
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Wins 12 6 376 2 49 51 25 0 34 37 0.9 35 2
Losses 18 13 531 9 62 71 41 1 34 53 0.6 39 3
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November 8 8 231 1 25 26 20 0 12 30 0.4 15 0
December 3 3 105 0 12 12 12 1 10 10 1.0 18 3
January 9 6 288 4 40 44 11 0 19 32 0.6 18 1
February 8 1 220 5 22 27 20 0 22 11 2.0 20 1
March 2 1 63 1 12 13 3 0 5 7 0.7 3 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 30 19 30.2 0.5 4.9 5.4 2.9 0.0 3.0 4.0 0.8 3.3 0.2
Conference 18 7 29.8 0.7 5.1 5.8 2.5 0.0 3.2 3.6 0.9 3.0 0.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 9 31.1 0.3 3.9 4.1 3.4 0.1 4.0 4.1 1.0 3.9 0.4
Away 15 9 29.1 0.6 5.9 6.5 2.6 0.0 1.9 3.9 0.5 2.8 0.1
Neutral 1 1 35.0 1.1 5.7 6.9 1.1 0.0 3.4 2.3 1.5 1.1 0.0
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Wins 12 6 31.3 0.2 5.2 5.4 2.7 0.0 3.6 3.9 0.9 3.7 0.2
Losses 18 13 29.5 0.7 4.7 5.3 3.1 0.1 2.6 4.0 0.6 2.9 0.2
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November 8 8 28.9 0.2 4.3 4.5 3.5 0.0 2.1 5.2 0.4 2.6 0.0
December 3 3 35.0 0.0 4.6 4.6 4.6 0.4 3.8 3.8 1.0 6.9 1.1
January 9 6 32.0 0.6 5.6 6.1 1.5 0.0 2.6 4.4 0.6 2.5 0.1
February 8 1 27.5 0.9 4.0 4.9 3.6 0.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 3.6 0.2
March 2 1 31.5 0.6 7.6 8.3 1.9 0.0 3.2 4.4 0.7 1.9 0.0

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