College of Charleston (7-10, 3-5 SoCon) at Wofford (5-10, 0-7 SoCon)
January 23, 2013, 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Benjamin Johnson Arena, Spartanburg, S.C.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s basketball team travels to Wofford for a Wednesday game at 12:00 p.m. as part of Wofford’s Education Day.
College of Charleston
Career Record: 7-10 (1st year)
CofC Record: 7-10 (1st year)
Edgar Farmer Jr.
Career Record: 73-177 (11th year)
Wofford Record: 73-177 (11th year)
College of Charleston leads the all-time series 27-8 and have won eight of the last 10 games.
LAST TIME VS. WOFFORD
The Cougars last played Wofford in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament with the Terriers prevailing, 64-53.
The Wofford Terriers come into the game with a 5-10 overall record and 0-7 mark in SoCon play. Most recently the Terriers lost to Georgia Southern on a three-point buzzer beater, 61-58. Wofford is led in scoring by Morgan Wrightson and Daniella Motley, who are both averaging nearly 12 points per game. Motley led the Terriers with 22 points and 11 rebounds against Georgia Southern.
Against Appalachian State the Cougars grabbed 23 offensive rebounds, which they converted into 19 second chance points. On the other side Appalachian State had 10 offensive rebounds, which they converted into six second chance points.
STRONG SUPPORTING CAST
The Cougars have gotten excellent production from their reserves this season as they have combined to score in double-figures in 12 straight games, including 18 or more points in eight of those 12 games. In the Cougars game at Samford they had 20 bench points, led by 12 from junior Afreyea Tolbert.
ON THE RUN
Down by five points in the first half the Cougars used a 16-0 run to jump ahead 26-15 on Appalachian State and held the Mountaineers scoreless for almost eight minutes.
SHARING THE BALL
Against Richmond the Cougars had 20 assists on 27 field goals. The team has nearly doubled their assist total from last year through the first 15 games of the season, and has had 15 or more assists three times.
Senior Cathryn Hardy is leading by example on the court. Hardy leads the Southern Conference in offensive rebounds per game at 4.0. Hardy has also scored in double figures in four of the Cougars last five games. Against Appalachian State Hardy had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, including seven offensive rebounds. Fellow senior Megan Fischer had a career-high five offensive rebounds and led the Cougars in scoring vs. Appalachian State with 12 points.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TO HOST EDUCATION DAY
The College of Charleston women’s basketball team will host Education Day on Monday Feb. 4. The Cougars will play UNCG at 11:30 and will have lots of fun and educational activities for the kids. For more information visit the CofC women’s basketball page on CofCSports.com.