Women's Basketball Visits Kennesaw State Friday
Georgia Southern (1-7) vs. Kennesaw State (3-7)
Date: Dec. 21, 2012 - 7 p.m.
Site: KSU Convocation Center (4,600 capacity) - Kennesaw, Ga.
Audio: Gabriel Quintero calls the action on GSEagles.com and 91.9 FM
Video: Live on ASun.tv
Web sites: GSEagles.com, KSUOwls.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (1-7, 1st season), Nitra Perry (3-7, 1st season)
■ Georgia Southern continues its six-game road trip at in-state rival Kennesaw State Friday at 7 p.m.
■ The game will be the third in four days for the Eagles.
■ GSU is in the midst of a stretch where the Eagles play 10 of 11 away from home. The Eagles are 0-4 in true road games this season.
■ The Eagles have lost their last five and are coming off a 59-48 setback to Bethune-Cookman in the Hatter Classic Wednesday afternoon.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring this season at 13.8 points a game. The junior hit two 3-pointers against Bethune-Cookman 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.
■ 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 and coming off scoring a season-high nine against the Lady Wildcats.
■ The Eagles were picked ninth in the Southern Conference Preseason Coaches and Media Polls.
■ Kennesaw State is 3-3 in its last six and coming off a 75-61 setback at Texas State Tuesday.
■ The contest will be the Owls' second home game of the campaign. KSU beat Troy 72-65 in its first home game Nov. 21.
■ The Owls were picked third in the A-Sun media poll and sixth in the coaches poll.
■ KSU will be the Eagles' third A-Sun opponent this season. GSU fell 48-44 to Mercer at home and lost 70-39 at Stetson.
■ The Eagles and Owls have met just twice on the hardwood with each team claiming victories on its home floor.
■ The last meeting was exactly three years ago, and GSU posted an 80-67 win in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ J'Lisia Ogburn collected 20 points and eight rebounds to lead the Eagles, while Carolyn Whitney scored 17.
■ Gia Lockett scored 19 points to lead KSU.
■ GSU drilled eight of 19 3-pointers in the contest and made 20-of-24 free throws.
■ The series began the previous season as the Owls topped the Eagles 82-61 at home.
■ The Eagles have tallied double-digit steals in three 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
■ Shakeyia Colyer scored 13 points, including 11 in the second half, to lead Bethune-Cookman to a 59-48 victory over Georgia Southern in the Hatter Classic Wednesday afternoon in the Edmunds Center.
■ Alexis Sams and MiMi DuBose each scored 10 points for the Eagles, while Meredyth Frye added nine points and four rebounds, and Maggie Davis posted eight points and six rebounds. DuBose was named to the all-tournament team.
■ The Eagles led 39-36 with 9:47 left in the game, but Bethune-Cookman used a 14-0 run over the next 5:07 to take control of the contest. Neal scored five points during the stretch, and the Lady Wildcats opened a 50-39 cushion.
■ A pair of free throws by DuBose and Anna Claire Knight helped cut the lead to 51-44 with four minutes to go, but Colyer connected on a jumper, and the Eagles came up empty on their next possession. GSU battled on defense on B-CU's trip down the floor, but the Lady Wildcats were able to secure two offensive rebounds, forcing the Eagles to foul with 2:02 to play. Colyer made six consecutive free throws to seal the win.
■ Bethune-Cookman shot 52 percent in the second half and had 10 steals in the contest, forcing 18 Eagle turnovers that led directly to eight B-CU fast-break points.
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.
Hear the Eagles, See the Eagles
■ Video for all home games will be streamed live for free on GSEagles.com. Click the "watch and listen" link on the front page.
■ Audio for select games will broadcast live on GSEagles.com. Click the "watch and listen" link on the front page.
■ A selection of games will be available on WVGS 91.9 FM, the Georgia Southern student radio station.
■ Gabriel Quintero will call the action all season.
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Thursday, 20 December 2012 17:51