Women's Basketball Meets George Mason Saturday
Georgia Southern (1-8) vs. George Mason (4-5)
Date: Dec. 29, 2012 - 3 p.m.
Site: Patriot Center (10,000 capacity) - Fairfax, Va.
Audio: No GSU broadcast
Video: Live on Patriot Vision (subscription)
Web sites: GSEagles.com, GoMason.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (1-8, 1st season), Jeri Porter (203-212, 15th season)
Full game notes (PDF) // Live stats
■ Georgia Southern continues its six-game road trip at Colonial Athletic Association opponent George Mason Saturday.
■ The Eagles will play at CAA opponent James Madison on New Year's Eve.
■ The trip to Virginia is the homecoming for senior forward Meredyth Frye and student assistant coach Briana Scott. Scott won three letters for the Eagles before an injury forced her out of action.
■ The two contests will be the final non-conference games of the season for Georgia Southern.
■ GSU is in the midst of a stretch where the Eagles play 10 of 11 away from home. The Eagles are 0-5 in true road games this season.
■ The Eagles have lost their last six and are coming off a 53-39 loss at Kennesaw State Dec. 21.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring this season at 12.8 points a game. The junior hit two 3-pointers against Bethune-Cookman Dec. 19, to go over 100 for her career.
■ DuBose has led the Eagles in scoring in six contests this season and passed the 500-point mark for her career with 21 in a win over Kent State Nov. 24.
■ Frye has led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding in each of the last two seasons. The senior is 170 points away from the 1,000 mark for her career.
■ The Eagles were picked ninth in the Southern Conference Preseason Coaches and Media Polls.
■ George Mason has lost its last three contests and is coming off a 60-52 loss at George Washington Dec. 22.
■ The Patriots are 3-1 at home this season.
■ George Mason was tied for seventh in the CAA Preseason Coaches Poll.
■ Rahneeka Saunders leads the team in scoring with 14 points a game, and Janaa Pickard averages 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds.
■ This will be the first meeting between Georgia Southern and George Mason.
■ The Eagles have tallied double-digit steals in four games this season.
■ The Eagles opened SoCon play at Davidson Dec. 1. It's the fourth straight season GSU has opened league play on the road.
■ The Eagles' 13 steals at Georgia State were the most since posting 17 against Wofford Jan. 24, 2011.
■ GSU's 71 points against Kent State were the most the Eagles have scored against a Division I opponent since a 72-49 win over Jacksonville State Nov. 26, 2011.
■ The Eagles' 24-point margin of victory over the Golden Flashes was their most over a Division I opponent since topping Mercer 76-45 Dec. 11, 2009.
■ Meredyth Frye has led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding in each of the last two seasons, becoming the first Eagle since Tiffany Brown to lead the team in scoring in back-to-back seasons (2006-08).
Last Time Out
■ Ashley Holliday scored 14 points, including 12 in the second half, to lead Kennesaw State to a 53-39 victory over Georgia Southern Dec. 21, in the KSU Convocation Center.
■ Anna Claire Knight led Georgia Southern with 14 points, and Aishya Wofford tallied four points and a team-high eight rebounds.
■ The Eagles led 20-12 with time winding down in the first half, but Chantel Kennedy got an offensive rebound for the Owls, and Holliday scored a runner as the buzzer sounded. That bucket ignited a 13-0 run for KSU as Holliday hit three consecutive 3-pointers, and the Owls opened a 25-20 lead early in the second period.
■ Georgia Southern broke its drought with a Knight jumper, and after a free throw by MiMi DuBose, Knight hit another jumper to tie the score 25-25. The Eagles pushed ahead and led 27-26 on another DuBose free throw, but KSU responded with a 10-0 run to take control of the contest.
■ DuBose briefly trimmed the lead to seven with a jumper, but Wells scored six points in a 12-6 KSU run that made the margin 48-35 and put the game out of reach.
The 2012-13 Schedule
■ Seven games against teams that finished the 2011-12 season with RPIs in the top-100 highlight the Georgia Southern women's basketball schedule.
■ A total of seven squads on the schedule played in the NCAA Tournament or WNIT a season ago. Defending Southern Conference champion Samford played in the "Big Dance," while Florida Atlantic, Stetson and James Madison were in the WNIT along with SoCon members Chattanooga, Appalachian State and Davidson.
■ James Madison (29) and league opponents Chattanooga (62), Appalachian State (63) and Davidson (88) all finished with NCAA RPIs in the top-100.
■ Meredyth Frye, MiMi DuBose and Aishya Wofford are the team captains this season.
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:31