Western Carolina Hosts Women's Basketball Wednesday Night
Georgia Southern (4-18, 3-10) vs. Western Carolina (6-17, 4-10)
Date: Feb. 13, 2013 - 7 p.m.
Site: Ramsey Activity Center (7,826 capacity) - Cullowhee, N.C.
Audio: Live on GSEagles.com and 91.9 FM
Video: Live on Catamount All-Access
Web sites: GSEagles.com, CatamountSports.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (4-18, 1st season), Karen Middleton (36-69, 4th season)
Full game notes (PDF) | Live stats
■ Georgia Southern makes a quick road trip to Western Carolina Wednesday for the second meeting between the teams this season.
■ The Eagles topped Western Carolina 52-50 Jan. 7.
■ Following the game against the Catamounts, the Eagles play four of their final six regular-season games in Hanner Fieldhouse, where they own a 2-6 record this season.
■ The Eagles are 2-4 in their last six games and coming off a 65-60 home loss to College of Charleston Saturday.
■ GSU sits in ninth place in the SoCon standings.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring at 13.9 points a game. The junior ranks eighth on the GSU career list in 3-pointers (125) 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 54 points away from the 1,000 mark for her career.
■ Anna Claire Knight is averaging 10.2 points and a team-high 5.9 rebounds a game. The sophomore has led the team in scoring four times.
■ The game against GSU will be Western Carolina's third contest in five days.
■ The Catamounts have lost their last three and are coming off a 54-50 setback at Wofford Monday. Two of those losses have been by four points or less.
■ Western Carolina is 3-8 at home this season and 2-5 in home SoCon games.
■ Rena Wakama leads the team in scoring with 7.2 points a game, and Lindsay Simpson is averaging 7.1 points.
■ Diamond Hunnicutt averages 6.8 points, and Ali Lane averages six points an outing.
■ The Eagles lead the all-time series 33-16, but Western Carolina has won four of the last six games.
■ Six of the last seven meetings have been decided by six points or less and two have gone into overtime.
■ The series began with a 73-65 Eagle win at Western Carolina Jan. 16, 1982. GSU won the first eight meetings.
■ The Eagles are 14-7 on the road against Western Carolina.
■ Last meeting: MiMi DuBose scored 20 points and hit all five of her free-throw attempts down the stretch to lead Georgia Southern to a 52-50 victory over Western Carolina Jan 7.
■ Western Carolina whittled an 11-point second-half deficit down to two points on three occasions in the last six minutes of the contest, but the Eagles answered the bell each time.
■ The last came on a Janae' McKinney layup that made the score 47-45 with 2:20 to go. After two Eagle offensive rebounds, DuBose was fouled on a 3-point try and hit all three free throws to push the lead back to five. Two McKinney free throws made the score 50-47, and the Catamounts got a steal on GSU's trip down the floor.
■ After a timeout with 18 seconds left, Western Carolina opted to go for the tie, but Anna Claire Knight was there to block Makensey Campbell's 3-point shot. DuBose got the rebound, was fouled and added two more free throws, finishing the game 11-for-11 from the charity stripe.
■ Campbell got a 3-pointer to go with 0.6 seconds left, and WCU called a timeout. The Eagles inbounded safely to Knight, and the buzzer sounded.
■ Last meeting in the RAC: A 16-2 run to start the second half proved to be too much for Georgia Southern to overcome in a 55-46 loss to Western Carolina Feb. 25, 2012. GSU rallied to cut the deficit to three, but could not erase a 15 point lead.
■ Samantha Williams led the Eagles with 11 points in 19 minutes, and Meredyth Frye added nine points. Nine players scored as the Eagles connected on 15 of 47 field goals, and shot 46 percent from 3-point range. Turnovers and offensive rebounding eventually doomed GSU as 17 miscues and 17 offensive boards led to 26 WCU points.
■ 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 44-28 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 (125) 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).
■ Danielle Spencer collected her first career double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds against College of Charleston Feb. 9.
■ 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 Tuesday, 12 February 2013 18:28