Women's Basketball Returns to SoCon Play at CofC
Georgia Southern (1-10, 0-2) vs. College of Charleston (6-5, 2-0)
Date: Jan. 5, 2013 - 2 p.m.
Site: TD Arena (5,100 capacity) - Charleston, S.C.
Audio: Live on GSEagles.com and 91.9 FM
Video: Live on CofC Network
Web sites: GSEagles.com, CofCSports.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (1-10, 1st season), Natasha Adair (6-5, 1st season)
Full game notes (PDF) // Live stats
■ Georgia Southern caps a six-game road trip at Southern Conference opponent College of Charleston Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. in TD Arena.
■ The remaining 18 games on the Eagles' slate are all SoCon games and 10 will be in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ The contest against the Cougars opens a stretch in which the Eagles play three games in five days and five in 10 days.
■ GSU is in the midst of a stretch where the Eagles play 10 of 11 away from home. The Eagles are 0-7 in true road games this season.
■ The Eagles have lost their last eight and are coming off a 93-44 loss at James Madison Monday.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring this season at 13.5 points a game. The junior hit two 3-pointers against James Madison to move into 10th on the GSU career list (106).
■ DuBose has led the Eagles in scoring in eight contests this season and passed the 500-point mark for her career with 21 in a win over Kent State Nov. 24.
■ Meredyth 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.
■ College of Charleston has won its last two games and four of its last five. CofC is coming off a 76-45 victory at Charleston Southern Monday.
■ The Cougars are 2-1 at home this season. Their two league wins came on the road in December.
■ Latisha Harris leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.2 points and 9.4 rebounds a game.
■ Alyssa Frye averages 12.4 points a game and shoots 42 percent from 3-point range.
■ The Eagles were picked ninth in the Southern Conference Preseason Coaches and Media Polls. College of Charleston was picked eighth in the Media Poll and 10th in the Coaches Poll.
■ Georgia Southern leads the all-time series, which began in 1978, 25-15, but the Cougars have won three of the last four meetings.
■ Five of the last seven contests in the series have been decided by four points or less, and three of those were decided by a point.
■ The teams split the season series last year with each winning on the other's home floor.
■ Georgia Southern posted a 35-34 win at College of Charleston Jan. 18, and the Cougars returned the favor 10 days later with a 47-44 win at Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ College of Charleston finished that game with a 7-0 run to overcome a four-point deficit with 3:46 to play.
■ The Cougars scored 13 second-chance points off of 21 offensive rebounds.
■ MiMi DuBose led the Eagles with 10 points.
■ Latisha Harris scored 11 for CofC, and Megan Fischer added 13 points off the bench.
■ Georgia Southern overcame 29 turnovers for a 35-34 win in the last game at TD Arena.
■ DuBose led the Eagles with nine points and tied for the team lead with five rebounds. Meredyth Frye posted five points, five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and three steals.
■ Cathryn Hardy scored 10 points and added seven rebounds for CofC, while Harris scored seven points and added a team-best nine boards. The Cougars saw a 10-point second-half lead slip away after shooting just 5-for-20.
■ The Eagles' current six game road trip is their longest since a seven-game stretch in the 2010-11 season.
■ The Eagles have tallied double-digit steals in four games this season.
■ GSU has held four opponents under 35 percent field goal shooting this season.
■ MiMi DuBose (106) ranks 10th in all-time 3-pointers at Georgia Southern.
■ DuBose has scored 20 or more points in three games this season.
■ Meredyth Frye has played in 98 career games.
■ 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).
■ DuBose played all 40 minutes at George Mason (12/29) to become the first Eagle to play 40-plus minutes since Jamie Navarro played 41 against Chattanooga Dec. 18, 2010.
■ 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.
■ Since the 2010-11 season, Georgia Southern has five losses by one point and 10 losses by five points or less.
■ GSU finished the 2012-13 campaign with a 1-8 record in non-conference games.
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Thursday, 03 January 2013 17:03