Women's Basketball Hosts CofC Saturday
Georgia Southern (4-17, 3-9) vs. Coll. of Charleston (9-12, 5-7)
Date: Feb. 9, 2013 - 5 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, CofCSports.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (4-17, 1st season), Natasha Adair (9-12, 1st season)
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■ Georgia Southern caps a three-game homestand by hosting College of Charleston in their second meeting of the season this Saturday in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ College of Charleston defeated Georgia Southern 58-56 Jan. 5, in TD Arena.
■ It's a doubleheader with the GSU men's team, and fans who purchase a ticket to the women's contest gain entry to the men's game.
■ It's the eighth annual Pack the House in Pink event. Activities surrounding the game will focus on raising awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer and for life-saving research.
■ Pink decorations will welcome patrons inside Hanner Fieldhouse, and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the games in the spirit of the event.
■ Both Eagle basketball teams will sport pink shoelaces and socks to show their support, and pink towels will be used during the game on the benches.
■ The Susan G. Komen Foundation will be on hand distributing information about breast cancer, and Georgia Southern will honor local breast cancer survivors during halftime of both games.
■ The Eagle women's team is 2-3 in its last five and coming off a 67-54 home loss to Appalachian State Monday.
■ The Eagles play five of their final eight regular-season games in Hanner Fieldhouse, where they own a 2-5 record this season.
■ GSU sits in ninth place in the SoCon standings.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring at 14.3 points a game. The junior ranks eighth on the GSU career list in 3-pointers (124) and has scored 20 or more points in seven games.
■ DuBose has led the Eagles in scoring in 15 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 68 points away from the 1,000 mark for her career.
■ Anna Claire Knight is averaging 9.9 points and a team-high 5.9 rebounds a game. The sophomore has led the team in scoring four times.
■ College of Charleston has won two of its last three and is coming off a 63-43 home win over UNCG Monday.
■ The Cougars are tied for sixth with Furman in the conference standings.
■ CofC is 4-7 on the road and 2-3 in road SoCon games.
■ Latisha Harris leads the Cougars in scoring and rebounding with 13.5 points and 8.9 boards a game.
■ Alyssa Frye averages 12.9 points and shoots 36 percent from 3-point range.
■ Georgia Southern leads the all-time series, which began in 1978, 25-16, but the Cougars have won four of the last five meetings.
■ Six of the last eight contests in the series have been decided by four points or less, and three of those were decided by a point.
■ The teams split the season series last year with each winning on the other's home floor.
■ Georgia Southern is 13-5 against College of Charleston at home.
■ Last meeting: College of Charleston's Latisha Harris hit a go-ahead lay-up from the left side with 33.3 seconds left, while Georgia Southern's MiMi DuBose had a left-handed runner roll off the rim as the buzzer sounded, and the Cougars hung on to beat the Eagles 58-56 in TD Arena Jan. 5, 2013.
■ The Eagles overcame a 19-point second-half deficit and took a 56-55 lead on a DuBose driving lay-in with 45 seconds remaining. Harris' basket put the Cougars back in front, and DuBose was whistled for an offensive foul while trying to drive baseline on the Eagles' trip down the floor.
■ GSU fouled Jillian Brown, who made 1-of-2 from the free-throw line with 6.7 seconds left. The Eagles got the ball to DuBose on the left wing and she drove to the basket and tried the runner as the help defense slid over.
■ With the Eagles trailing by 13 after a Harris layup with 4:04 to go, Meredyth Frye hit a layup and followed it with a pair of free throws on GSU's next possession to ignite a 14-0 run. DuBose got into the act and scored the last 10 of the spurt to give the Eagles a brief lead.
■ DuBose finished with a career-high 27 points, including 20 in the second half after being saddled with foul trouble and playing eight minutes in the first period. Frye added season highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Alexis Sams scored eight. Anna Claire Knight had a career-high 15 boards.
■ Harris finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for College of Charleston, and Cathryn Hardy posted 11 points and nine rebounds. Brown finished with 11 assists, while Deidre Ramer and Alyssa Frye each scored eight.
■ Last meeting in Hanner: College of Charleston finished the game with a 7-0 run to overcome a four-point deficit with 3:46 to play and post a 47-44 victory Jan. 28, 2012.
■ The Cougars scored 13 second-chance points off of 21 offensive rebounds.
■ MiMi DuBose led the Eagles with 10 points.
■ Latisha Harris scored 11 for CofC, and Megan Fischer added 13 points off the bench.
■ 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 have held two opponents without a 3-point field goal this season - Kent State, Nov. 24 (0-for-5), Appalachian State, Feb. 4, (0-for-7).
■ The Eagles are 44-27 in Hanner Fieldhouse in the 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 played seven of their first 10 SoCon games on the road.
■ The Eagles have tallied double-digit steals in six games.
■ GSU has held five opponents under 35 percent field goal shooting.
■ MiMi DuBose (124) ranks ninth in all-time 3-pointers at Georgia Southern.
■ DuBose has scored 20 or more points in seven 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.
■ Anna Claire Knight hit the game-winning shot as the buzzer sounded in the Eagles' 61-58 home win over Wofford Jan. 20. It's the second game-winning buzzer-beater of the sophomore's career (at Mercer, 11/17/11).
■ Knight has two double-doubles this season - 20 pts, 11 reb at Georgia State (11/23) and 17 pts, 10 reb at Elon (1/28).
■ 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.
■ The Eagles' 63-56 victory at UNCG Jan. 26, snapped a 10-game SoCon road losing skid. It was GSU's first road SoCon win since a 35-34 victory at College of Charleston Jan. 18, 2012.
■ 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.
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Sunday, 31 December 1899 19:00