CofC Cougars Travel to Georgia Southern, Davidson

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College of Charleston (9-12, 5-7 SoCon) at Georgia Southern (4-17, 3-9 SoCon)

Game #22

February 9, 2013, 5:00 p.m. (ET)

TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.

College of Charleston Cougars women's basketball

CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 8, 2013 - The College of Charleston women’s basketball team is back on the road this weekend as they travel to Georgia Southern for a Saturday game and play at Davidson on Monday.

OPENING THOUGHTS FROM HEAD COACH NATASHA ADAIR

On games this weekend…

“This league, this time of year there are no easy games. You anticipate games of runs and momentum. We were excited to get the win here against Georgia Southern, but when you go into someone else’s house it’s going to be intense. They want to defend their home court and we want to steal one on the road. I think we are playing well right now. I’ve told our kids how proud of them I am. The energy in practice has been good and we are coming off a great team win on Monday. I’m happy with where we are right now.”

THE COACHES

College of Charleston

Natasha Adair

Career Record: 9-12 (1st year)

CofC Record: 9-12 (1st year)

Georgia Southern

Chris Vozab

Career Record: 4-17 (1st year)

GSU Record: 4-17 (1st year)

THE SERIES

Georgia Southern leads the all-time series 25-16. The Cougars won the last meeting, Jan. 5 in Charleston with a 58-56 victory.

SCOUTING GEORGIA SOUTHERN

Georgia Southern comes in with a 4-17 overall record and 3-9 mark in SoCon play. The Eagles most recently dropped a 67-54 game at home vs. Appalachian State. The Eagles are led in scoring by MiMi Dubose, who is averaging 14.4 points per game this season.

FRYE CATCHING FIRE…AGAIN

Junior Alyssa Frye set the CofC women’s basketball DI record for threes in a season with seven against Furman and now has 67 for the season. Frye has 271 points this season compared to 198 in all of last season. She is averaging a career-high 12.9 points per game this season.

GETTING OFFENSIVE

The Cougars have combined to grab double-digit offensive rebounds as a team in each of their 21 games this season. The Cougars are leading the SoCon in offensive rebounds per game and senior Cathryn Hardy leads the conference individually at four offensive rebounds per game.

COUGARS HAVING CAREER GAMES

Sophomore Jazz Green made the start against Western Carolina and made the most of it as she set career-highs in points (14), assists (4) and minutes (33) in the win vs. the Catamounts. Sophomore Courtney McKenzie, who didn’t play last year, scored a career-high eight points and has 29 points this season.

BENCH PLAY KEY TO SUCCESS

The Cougars have been getting excellent production from their non-starting players this season. In their nine wins the bench is averaging 17.2 points per game and 14.8 points per game in all games. The Cougars bench has combined to score in double figures in 17 of their 21 games this season.

DROPPING DIMES

The Cougars have registered 15 or more assists in seven games this season and are 6-1 when doing so. Junior point guard Jillian Brown has already surpassed her assist total from last season (124), which is third on the school record list for assists in a single season. Brown currently has 138 assists and has recorded six double-digit assist games this season. The Cougars had 19 assists vs. 12 turnovers in their win against Western Carolina.

BROWN WATCH

Junior point guard Jillian Brown (Midlothian, Va.) continues to climb the CofC DI career list for assists and is also near the top of the all-time single season assists list. Brown ranks in the top-15 among all NCAA DI players in assists per game this season and has had six double-digit assist games this season and eight for her career. Brown is also in the top-10 in the Cougars DI era in steals per game and minutes played per game.

COFC DI SINGLE SEASON ASSIST LEADERS

1. 170…..Tonia GERTY………………… – 2009-10

2. 142…..Marketta TALLEY…………… – 2004-05

3. 138…..Jillian Brown………………….. -2012-13

4. 124…..Jillian Brown……………………..-2011-12

5. 119……Maria WILLIAMS……………. – 1991-92

119……Jade HUGHES…………………… – 2006-07

7. 116……Tonia GERTY………………… – 2008-09

8. 114……Tula ZECOPOULOS………. – 1989-90

114……Waynetta VENEY………………. – 1996-97

10. 109…..Jade HUGHES……………….. – 2008-09

COFC DI CAREER ASSIST LEADERS

1….460….Tonia GERTY…………………….- 2007-11

2….413….Jade HUGHES………………… – 2005-10

3….397….Marketta TALLEY…………….. – 2002-06

4….348….Jillian Brown…………….. 2010-present

5….303….Sara WEAVER………………… – 1997-01

……303….Shanna MICKENS…………… – 2000-04

7….273….Debbie TROWBRIDGE…….. – 1993-97

8….257….Rachel KING…………………… – 2001-05

9….254….Natalie SEEL…………………… – 1990-94

10..242….Maria WILLIAMS……………… – 1990-93

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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