Women's Basketball Travels to Appalachian State Monday
Georgia Southern (1-3, 0-1) vs. Appalachian State (5-1, 0-0)
Date: Dec. 3, 2012 - 6 p.m.
Site: Holmes Center (8,325 capacity) - Boone, N.C.
Audio: Gabriel Quintero calls the action on GSEagles.com and 91.9 FM
Video: Live on GoASU.tv at GoASU.com (subscription)
■ Georgia Southern caps a four-game road trip at SoCon opponent Appalachian State Monday at 6 p.m.
■ Georgia Southern opens conference play by taking on the league's two preseason favorites on the road. Davidson, which defeated the Eagles 61-49 Saturday, was picked to win the SoCon in the coaches' poll and Appalachian State was picked first in the media poll.
■ It's the fourth straight season GSU has opened league play on the road.
■ GSU is in the midst of a stretch where the Eagles play 10 of 11 away from home.
■ Georgia Southern is led by senior Meredyth Frye and junior MiMi DuBose.
■ Frye has led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding in each of the last two seasons. She averaged 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds last year.
■ Frye is the first Eagle since Tiffany Brown to lead the team in scoring in back-to-back seasons. Brown posted 15.1 points per game in 2006-07 and an 11.5 average in 2007-08.
■ DuBose has led the Eagles in scoring in three of their four contests this season and passed the 500 mark for her career with 21 points in the win over Kent State. She has scored 21 points in each of the last two games and is six triples away from the 100 mark for her career.
■ The Eagles were picked ninth in the Southern Conference Preseason Coaches and Media Polls.
■ The contest will be the SoCon opener for Appalachian State.
■ The Mountaineers have won four in a row and are coming off a 77-73 victory at Xavier Friday night. ASU's lone loss was a 71-68 setback at Virginia Tech in the second game of the season.
■ Anna Freeman leads ASU in scoring and rebounding with 22.2 points and 8.2 rebounds a game. Courtney Freeman averages 17.7 points and 6.2 rebounds.
■ Georgia Southern leads the all-time series 33-15 but has lost the last two as the Mountaineers swept the season series in 2011-12.
■ Courtney Freeman scored 19 points in the last meeting to lead ASU to a 57-46 win in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ MiMi DuBose scored 14 points to lead Georgia Southern and Anna Claire Knight netted 10.
■ The Eagles have tallied 36 steals in the last three contests.
■ 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.
Just Eagles, Please
■ Georgia Southern no longer refers to any of its women's athletic programs as "Lady Eagles."
■ Please use "Eagles" when using the nickname for Georgia Southern women's basketball.
Last Time Out
■ Southern Conference Preseason Player of the Year Sophia Aleksandravicius tallied 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks to lead Davidson to a 61-49 victory over Georgia Southern in the league opener for both teams Saturday afternoon.
■ MiMi DuBose matched her season high of 21 points to go along with a career-high seven rebounds for Georgia Southern. The junior guard was 8-of-14 from the floor and hit four of her seven 3-point tries.
■ Turnovers were the difference as Georgia Southern committed 27, which led to 25 points for the Wildcats.
■ Davidson led by as many 15 points three different times in the second period after taking a 30-21 lead into the break. Aleksandravicius twice gave the Wildcats its biggest lead of the game at 48-33 and 50-35 on turnaround jumpers at the 9:41 and 6:19 marks.
■ DuBose got the Eagles to within nine after a trey from the wing to make it 54-45 with 3:53 remaining, but sophomore Shannon Eriksson answer that triple with one of her own on the Wildcats' next possession and the lead never went below 10 the rest of the way.
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 Sunday, 31 December 1899 19:00