Women's Basketball Caps Year at James Madison
Georgia Southern (1-9) vs. James Madison (5-6)
Date: Dec. 31, 2012 - 2 p.m.
Site: JMU Convocation Center (7,156 capacity) - Harrisonburg, Va.
Audio: No GSU broadcast
Video: Live on MadiZONE
Web sites: GSEagles.com, JMUSports.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (1-9, 1st season), Kenny Brooks (232-101, 11th season)
Full game notes (PDF) // Live Stats
■ Georgia Southern plays its final non-conference game of the season at James Madison Monday.
■ The game is the fifth in a six-game road swing for the Eagles.
■ GSU is in the midst of a stretch where the Eagles play 10 of 11 away from home. The Eagles are 0-6 in true road games this season.
■ The Eagles have lost their last seven and are coming off a 54-53 setback at George Mason Saturday.
■ 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.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring this season at 13.7 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 seven 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.
■ The Dukes have won their last two and are coming off an 88-34 home win over Maine Dec. 28.
■ Tarik Hislop leads JMU in scoring at 17 points a game, while Kirby Burkholder averages 13.8 points and 7.5 rebounds a contest.
■ JMU is 3-3 at home this season.
■ James Madison was picked to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Coaches Poll behind Delaware.
■ The Dukes advanced to the final game of the WNIT and finished with an RPI of 29 last season.
■ The teams have met just once, a 65-62 James Madison victory Jan. 3, 1988.
■ The contest was on a neutral floor as part of the Florida International Fun & Sun Classic.
■ 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 (104) is tied for 10th with Tarsha Askew in all-time 3-pointers at Georgia Southern.
■ DuBose has scored 20 or more points in three games this season.
■ DuBose played all 40 minutes at George Mason 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.
■ 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).
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Sunday, 30 December 2012 11:19