Women's Basketball White Out vs. Wofford Set for Sunday
Georgia Southern (2-14, 1-6) vs. Wofford (5-9, 0-6)
Date: Jan. 20, 2013 - 1 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, WoffordTerriers.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (2-14, 1st season), Edgar Farmer (73-176, 10th season)
Full game notes (PDF) // Live stats
■ Georgia Southern returns home to face SoCon opponent Wofford Sunday at 1 p.m. in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ Georgia Southern is sponsoring a "White Out," and fans are encouraged to wear white in support of the Eagles.
■ It's the Eagles' eighth SoCon game and third league contest at home.
■ The Eagles finished off a stretch in which they played five games in 10 days with a 56-41 loss at Samford Monday and have had almost a full week between games.
■ Including today's game, eight of the remaining 13 contests on the Eagles' slate will be in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ Three of GSU's last seven games have been decided by a basket or less.
■ Georgia Southern is 1-3 in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring at 14.8 points a game. The junior ranks ninth on school career list in 3-pointers (116) and posted career highs of 27 points and eight rebounds at CofC (1/5).
■ DuBose has led the Eagles in scoring in 13 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 118 points away from the 1,000 mark for her career.
■ Frye had season highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds at College of Charleston (1/5). She posted a season-high five assists against Western Carolina (1/7).
■ Wofford has lost its last six games and is coming off a 68-65 double-overtime home setback to Appalachian State.
■ The Terriers are 3-5 on the road and 0-3 in league road games.
■ Morgan Wrightson leads the Terriers in scoring with 12.6 points a game, and Daniella Motley averages 11 points and 10.1 boards an outing.
■ Rachel Brittenham averages 7.4 points and 3.5 assists.
■ The Eagles were picked ninth in the Southern Conference Preseason Coaches and Media Polls. Wofford was picked eighth in the Coaches Poll and 10th in the Media Poll.
■ GSU leads the all-time series, which began in 1998, 28-5.
■ The teams split the season series last year with each winning on its home floor.
■ The Terriers posted a 70-55 victory, their largest margin over the Eagles in the series, in the last meeting.
■ Rachel Brittenham led the Terriers with 17 points and 11 assists, and Daniella Motley posted 14 points and nine rebounds.
■ Anna Claire Knight led the Eagles with 11 points, and Aishya Wofford posted seven points and seven rebounds.
■ Meredyth Frye and Tashayla Steede each scored 11 points, and Georgia Southern posted a 56-48 win in last season's meeting in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ Daniella Motley paced Wofford with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
■ The Eagles held the Terriers to 24 percent shooting in the second half.
■ 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 43-25 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 on the road. The Eagles have played five of their first seven 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 (116) 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. Five of those opponents (James Madison, Stetson, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Mercer) have winning records, and those squads have combined for a 48-30 mark (as of 1/17).
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Friday, 18 January 2013 14:11