Eagle Women's Basketball Hosts Furman Wednesday
Georgia Southern (2-11, 1-3) vs. Furman (4-8, 0-3)
Date: Jan. 9, 2013 - 7 p.m.
Site: Hanner Fieldhouse (4,358 capacity) - Statesboro, Ga.
Audio: Live on GSEagles.com and 91.9 FM
Video: Live on GSEagles.com
Web sites: GSEagles.com, FurmanPaladins.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (2-11, 1st season), Jackie Carson (33-40, 3rd season)
Full game notes (PDF) // Live stats
■ Georgia Southern plays its third game in five days as the Eagles host Furman Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ The Eagles are in the middle of a stretch where they play five games in 10 days, culminating in this weekend's trip to Chattanooga and Samford.
■ The remaining 16 games on the Eagles' slate are all SoCon games, and nine will be in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ Georgia Southern ended a nine-game losing skid with a 52-50 home win over Western Carolina Monday. It was the Eagles' first conference win and first home win of the season.
■ Three of GSU's last four games have been decided by a basket or less.
■ Georgia Southern is 1-2 at home this season.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring at 15.1 points a game. The junior ranks ninth on school career list in 3-pointers (111) and posted career highs of 27 points and eight rebounds at CofC last Saturday.
■ DuBose has led the Eagles in scoring in 10 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 143 points away from the 1,000 mark for her career.
■ Frye had season highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds at College of Charleston Saturday. She had a season-high five assists against Western Carolina Monday.
■ Furman is searching for its first SoCon win of the season and is coming off a 66-52 home loss to Appalachian State Monday. The Paladins' other two league losses have been at Chattanooga and Samford, two teams picked in the top-4 in the league's preseason polls.
■ Furman has lost seven of its last eight, which includes the two SoCon setbacks as well as losses to SEC opponents Georgia, South Carolina and Arkansas.
■ Teshia Griswold leads the Paladins in scoring at 14.3 points a game and shoots 49 percent from 3-point land.
■ Sarah Durdaller averages 12.5 points and 5.7 rebounds, but has only played in half the team's games. Brittany Hodges averages 8.5 points and a team-high 7.4 rebounds.
■ The Eagles were picked ninth in the Southern Conference Preseason Coaches and Media Polls. Furman was tied for fifth in the Coaches' Poll and picked sixth in the Media Poll.
■ Georgia Southern leads the all-time series, which began in 1986, 28-21, but Furman has won the last four.
■ The Eagles preceded that stretch with a six-game win streak in the series, dating back to 2008.
■ The Paladins have swept the season series in each of the last two campaigns.
■ Furman posted a 67-57 victory at home in the last meeting despite a career-high 30-point performance by Eagle Meredyth Frye. MiMi DuBose and Anna Claire Knight each scored nine points.
■ Brigid Morrissey led the Paladins with 15 points off the bench and added five assists. She made 12-of-16 from the free-throw line.
■ Raegan Thompson scored 12 points, and Kaitlin Murphy added 10.
■ Furman won the last meeting in Hanner Fieldhouse, 66-60, behind 19 points from Teshia Griswold. Murphy posted 18 points and seven assists.
■ DuBose scored 18 to lead the Eagles, and Janay Wilson netted 11.
■ GSU shot 42 percent in the game, but Furman had a 22-9 advantage in free-throw attempts and outscored the Eagles 17-5 from the charity stripe.
■ The Eagles are 43-24 in Hanner Fieldhouse in their 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 this season 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 (111) ranks ninth in all-time 3-pointers at Georgia Southern.
■ DuBose has scored 20 or more points in five 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.
■ 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. Four of those opponents (James Madison, Stetson, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State) have winning records, and those squads have combined for a 34-19 mark.
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 14:35