Furman Hosts Women's Basketball Monday
Georgia Southern (6-20, 5-12) vs. Furman (11-15, 7-10)
Date: Feb. 25, 2013 - 7 p.m.
Site: Timmons Arena (3,000 capacity) - Greenville, S.C.
Audio: No GSU broadcast, Furman broadcast on FurmanPaladins.com
Video: Live on FurmanPaladins.com
Web sites: GSEagles.com, FurmanPaladins.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (6-20, 1st season), Jackie Carson (40-47, 3rd season)
Full game notes (PDF) | Live stats
■ Georgia Southern plays its final road game of the regular season as the Eagles travel to Furman Monday for a 7 p.m. contest.
■ Furman defeated Georgia Southern 56-42 in the season's first meeting back on Jan. 9.
■ Georgia Southern has won two of its last three and is coming off a 68-59 road win over Wofford Saturday.
■ The Eagles are tied with Western Carolina for eighth place in the SoCon standings, and Furman occupies the seventh spot.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring at 13.1 points a game. The junior is tied for fifth on the GSU career list in 3-pointers (131) and has scored 20 or more points in seven games.
■ DuBose has led the Eagles in scoring in 16 contests this season and is now 184 points shy of 1,000 for her career.
■ Meredyth Frye has led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding in each of the last two seasons. The senior scored 17 points at Wofford Saturday to go over 1,000 for her career.
■ Anna Claire Knight is averaging 10.8 points and a team-high six rebounds a game. The sophomore has led the team in scoring five times and is 68 points away from 500 for her career.
■ Furman is coming off a 74-71 victory over Elon Saturday and is 3-3 in its last six.
■ The Paladins are 7-5 at home and 4-4 in home league games.
■ Teshia Griswold leads the team in scoring with 12.9 points a game, while Brittany Hodges averages 10.2 points and 6.8 rebounds.
■ Georgia Southern leads the all-time series, which began in 1986, 28-22, but Furman has won the last five.
■ 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.
■ The Eagles are 11-11 against Furman on the road and 6-8 in Timmons Arena.
■ Last meeting: Kaitlin Murphy scored 15 points, and Furman held Georgia Southern scoreless for the last 5:58 of the game to earn a 56-42 victory over the Eagles.
■ MiMi DuBose led the Eagles with 11 points, and Sierra Kirkland collected a career-high 10 points and seven rebounds. Danielle Spencer added eight points, four rebounds and blocked two shots.
■ Murphy was 5-of-10 from the floor and 4-of-7 from the free-throw line for the Paladins, while Brittany Hodges contributed 13 points and 11 boards.
■ The Eagles cut a seven-point Furman lead to 46-42 on a Meredyth Frye putback with 5:58 to play. GSU got the defensive stops it needed but hit an offensive dry spell, missing on two odd-man fast-break opportunities, a couple of putbacks and the front end of a 1-and-1 at the free-throw line.
■ Hodges scored four straight points, Erica Norwood added two free throws and Murphy nailed a jumper to push the margin to 12 points with 1:38 remaining and put the game out of reach.
■ Georgia Southern was held to 18 percent shooting in the second half.
■ Last meeting in Timmons Arena: Furman posted a 67-57 victory in the last meeting in Timmons Arena 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.
■ Four Eagles who have started multiple games this season have missed at least one contest 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).
■ Georgia Southern won two SoCon games on the road this season for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign.
■ The Eagles are 45-29 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 seven games.
■ GSU has held five opponents under 35 percent field goal shooting.
■ MiMi DuBose (131) is tied for fifth in all-time 3-pointers at Georgia Southern, three away from fourth.
■ DuBose has scored 20 or more points in seven games this season.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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 12 losses by five points or less. The Eagles have suffered four losses by five 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, 24 February 2013 13:08