The Kentucky State University women’s basketball team pulled off a come-from-behind overtime victory over Albany State University last night to advance to the SIAC conference tournament semifinals today at 5:30 p.m. CST in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Thorobrettes trailed by as many as 16 points but rallied to tie the game 61-61 at the end of regulation. Kentucky State overpowered Albany State in overtime for a 71-65 victory.

Brittani Rizzi had a game-high 22 points for Kentucky State and Brooke Wallace had a 14-point, 16-rebound performance.

Kentucky State opened the tournament with an 81-58 victory over Paine College.

The Thorobrettes face rival Central State University today in the conference semifinals. Central State is the top-seeded team in the SIAC West division.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and all fans are encouraged to make the trip to Birmingham today to help lift the Thorobrettes to victory over Central State. Cheer on Kentucky State to a berth in the conference tournament championship Saturday at 4 p.m. CST! Click here to live stream the game.