College of Charleston (3-4, 1-0 SoCon) at UNCG (1-4, 0-1 SoCon)
December 3, 2012, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Fleming Gym, Greensboro, N.C.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – After winning their SoCon opener at Elon Saturday, the College of Charleston women’s basketball team continues their road trip with a game at UNCG Monday at 7:00 p.m.
CofC head coach Natasha Adair
On being down nine points in the second half at Elon
“These kids are resilient and they fight hard. We called a timeout and we talked about what it was going to take to win the game. We used choice words and we didn’t talk any other way, we just talked about winning. We talked about who needed to step up for us to win.”
On getting the win at Elon
“It was a team win. The versatility of our team and players, we go so deep into our bench now. With nine minutes to go we gutted it out and we made the necessary stops we needed to make. We capitalized on those stops to convert on scoring opportunities and finishing plays.”
College of Charleston
Career Record: 3-4 (1st year)
CofC Record: 3-4 (1st year)
Career Record: 5-29 (2nd year)
UNCG Record: 5-29 (2nd year)
UNCG leads 22-12.
The Spartans are 1-4 on the season and opened SoCon play Saturday as they dropped a game at Western Carolina 47-44. UNCG is led by Lucy Mason who is averaging 14.8 points per game.
LAST TIME VS. UNCG
The most recent game was Feb. 18, 2012 when the Cougars fell 54-60 at home to Elon.
INSIDE COFC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WITH NATASHA ADAIR
The Charleston Sports Network has launched a new coach’s show called Inside CofC Women’s Basketball with Natasha Adair. Each week assistant director of athletics communications Jeremy Rosenthal talks to Coach Adair about past and future games as well as a variety of topics and player features. The show can be viewed on CofCSports.com.
QUESTIONS FOR COACH ADAIR?
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The Cougars will be on the road for much of November and December as they play eight of their first 11 games away from TD Arena.
STRONG SUPPORTING CAST
The Cougars have gotten key minutes from their bench over the last three games especially. In the Cougars last three contests the reserves are averaging 19 points per game.
IT’S RAINING THREES
Junior guard Alyssa Frye set a new CofC single-game record for three-pointers in a game with seven in the win at East Carolina last Saturday. Frye connected on seven-of-10 from beyond the arc.
BROWN CRACKS TOP-10
With her first assist Wednesday against Winthrop junior guard Jillian Brown broke the tie and now stands alone in 10th on the Cougars all-time career assist list. Brown has 252 assists and is two from the ninth spot.
ON THE GLASS
In the Cougars win at Elon the team had 21 offensive rebounds and converted them into 16 second chance points.
COUGARS IN NCAA RANKINGS
Two College of Charleston players are in the top 20 in individual categories as junior Alyssa Frye is 14th in three-pointers made per game at 3.4 and Brown is 17th in assists per game at 6.4 a contest. As a team the Cougars rank 38th among NCAA DI teams in steals per game at 12.4.
In the Cougars game at Miami (Ohio) last Friday seven different players recorded at least one blocked shot.
SHARING THE BALL
Against East Carolina the Cougars recorded 18 assists in the contest, the most since 21 assists January 16, 2010 in an 84-78 victory at Davidson.
Senior Latisha Harris opened the season with a double-double (17 points and 14 rebounds) in the Cougars home opening win over Coastal Carolina. Against ECU Harris got her second double-double of the season with 21 points and 15 rebounds. Harris registered eight double-doubles during the 2011-12 season.