Women's Basketball Caps Road Trip at Elon
Georgia Southern (4-14, 3-6) vs. Elon (10-8, 7-2)
Date: Jan. 28, 2013 - 7 p.m.
Site: Alumni Gym (1,607 capacity) - Elon, N.C.
Audio: Live on GSEagles.com and 91.9 FM
Video: Live on ElonPhoenix.com
Web sites: GSEagles.com, ElonPhoenix.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (4-14, 1st season), Charlotte Smith (26-22, 2nd season)
Full game notes (PDF) // Live stats
■ Georgia Southern returns to action at Elon Monday in a Southern Conference contest.
■ Following the contest against the Phoenix, seven of the Eagles' last 10 games of the season will be at home. Seven of GSU's first 10 SoCon games this season have been on the road.
■ GSU is coming off a 63-56 victory at UNCG Saturday, its first true road win of the season. It was GSU's first road SoCon win since a 35-34 victory at College of Charleston Jan. 18, 2012 (10 games). The Eagles are 1-5 in road SoCon games this season.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring at 14.9 points a game. The junior ranks ninth on the GSU career list in 3-pointers (119) and has scored 20 or more points in six games.
■ DuBose has led the Eagles in scoring in 14 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 98 points away from the 1,000 mark for her career.
■ Anna Claire Knight is averaging 9.1 points and a team-high 5.8 rebounds a game. The sophomore has led the team in scoring three times.
■ Elon saw a six-game win streak come to an end with a 77-62 loss at Davidson Saturday. The Phoenix trailed 60-57 with just under five minutes to go but were outscored 17-5 the rest of the way.
■ The Phoenix are 7-2 at home and 4-1 in home conference games.
■ SoCon Player of the Year candidate Ali Ford leads Elon in scoring with 16.7 points a game and has scored 20 or more in three of the last four games.
■ Kelsey Evans averages 13.9 points and 9.1 rebounds an outing, and Kelsey Harris averages 9.7 points and 6.3 rebounds.
■ The Eagles were picked ninth in the Southern Conference Preseason Coaches and Media Polls. Elon, which currently sits in third place in the league standings, was picked fifth in both polls.
■ The Eagles lead the all-time series, which began in the 2003-04 season when the Phoenix joined the SoCon, 11-8.
■ GSU is 4-5 against Elon in Alumni Gym.
■ The Phoenix won both meetings last season and dealt the Eagles their worst loss in the series, an 83-53 decision in the last meeting, which took place at Hanner Fieldhouse last February.
■ Aiesha Harper led Elon with 21 points, and Kelsey Evans scored 14. The Phoenix shot 50 percent for the game.
■ Meredyth Frye led the Eagles with 13 points, and MiMi DuBose scored 11.
■ Ali Ford scored 15 points to lead Elon to a 61-60 win in the last meeting at Alumni Gym. Kelsey Harris added 12 points and seven rebounds.
■ Frye posted 14 points and six rebounds for Georgia Southern, and DuBose scored 14.
■ Four Eagles who have started multiple games this season have missed at least one game because of an injury. Three of those players saw games played streaks of 40 or more come to an end (Danielle Spencer, Meredyth Frye, Anna Claire Knight).
■ The Eagles are 44-25 in Hanner Fieldhouse in the last six seasons.
■ The Eagles' six-game road trip this season is their longest since a seven-game stretch in the 2010-11 campaign.
■ GSU played 10 of its first 12 games on the road. The Eagles played seven of their first 10 SoCon games on the road.
■ The Eagles have tallied double-digit steals in four games.
■ GSU has held five opponents under 35 percent field goal shooting.
■ MiMi DuBose (119) ranks ninth in all-time 3-pointers at Georgia Southern.
■ DuBose has scored 20 or more points in six games this season.
■ Meredyth Frye played in her 100th career game vs. Western Carolina Jan. 7.
■ With 11 rebounds at College of Charleston Jan. 5, Frye surpassed 400 caroms for her career.
■ Frye has led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding in each of the last two campaigns, becoming the first Eagle since Tiffany Brown to lead the team in scoring in back-to-back seasons (2006-08).
■ Frye posted her third career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds at College of Charleston Jan. 5.
■ 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.
■ Anna Claire Knight hit the game-winning shot as the buzzer sounded in the Eagles' 61-58 home win over Wofford Jan. 20. It's the second game-winning buzzer-beater of the sophomore's career (at Mercer, 11/17/11).
■ 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' first three league games were 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 11 losses by five points or less. The Eagles have suffered three losses by four points or less this season.
■ GSU finished the 2012-13 campaign with a 1-8 record in non-conference games. Five of those opponents (James Madison, Stetson, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Mercer) have winning records, and those squads have combined for a 57-36 mark (as of 1/26).
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Sunday, 27 January 2013 12:09