#ASunWBB - Four Games in Monday Night Hoops

Monday, January 21, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Stetson and FGCU are still perfect in conference play at 7-0 with home contests in Monday night action.

The Hatters are in search of their 11th straight win as they host Northern Kentucky, while the Eagles play host to Lipscomb.

Also in tonight's Atlantic Sun Women's Hoops play, USC Upstate travels to Kennesaw State and Mercer hosts ETSU.

ETSU (4-9; 2-4) at Mercer (10-7; 4-2) - ASun.TV - 2 PM
• The Bears averaged 67.8 points in their last four contests, compared to just 53.4 PPG in their first 13 games.
• ETSU is 14-9 vs. Mercer all-time and currently holds a seven game winning streak against the Bears.
• Mercer has two players in the top-four in the A-Sun in scoring; Precious Bridges (17) and Kendra Grant (12.4)
• The Bucs lead the league in blocks (4.4) and have three players ranked in the top-15 in the league in blocks per game
• The Bears have won their last three conference games and have only suffered losses to undefeated Stetson and FGCU
• The Buccaneers out-rebounds its opponents by an average of 4.3 rebounds per game; the best in the A-Sun

USC Upstate (5-12; 1-5) at Kennesaw State (4-14; 0-6) - ASun.TV - 7 PM
• The Owls Sametria Gideon ranks nationally in double-doubles with nine this season.
• The Spartans are 3-3 vs. the Owls in the last three seasons. Four of those games were decided by eight points or less
• KSU has three players ranked in the top-ten in the league in rebounding; the most in the A-Sun.
• The Spartans Tee’Ara Copney currently ranks second in the league in steals per game, averaging 2.6 a contest.
• Four Kennesaw State players rank in the top-ten in minutes played; The most in the A-Sun
• Copney ranks No. 25 in the A-Sun record books with 1,450 career points; the most of the active A-Sun players

Northern Kentucky (6-9; 3-3) at Stetson (14-4; 7-0) - ASun.TV - 7 PM
• Stetson's ten straight wins is the longest in the A-Sun and ranks tied at No. 6 in the nation for the longest current streak.
• NKU is the best team in the league at defending the three point shot, holding its opponents to .271 from behind the arc
• The Hatters lead the league in scoring (71.2). Against conference opponents they averaging 74.6 points per game.
• Northern Kentucky's Kayla Thacker leads the league in minutes played, averaging 36.1 minutes per game.
• Stetson is defending a 13 game home win streak; ranks tied at No. 9 in Division I women’s basketball.
• The Norse are No. 3 in the A-Sun in assists per game averaging 12.6 in their contests.

Lipscomb (2-14; 1-5) at FGCU (14-5; 7-0) - ASun.TV - 7:05 PM
• FGCU has won its last 25 conference games; One of longest streak in the country (Baylor, 28) and Princeton, 25)
• The Bisons have started three to four freshmen in all of their conference games this season.
• The Eagles have held their conference opponents to an average 48.5 points with a scoring margin of 26.6 points
• LU has two players in the top-five in three-pointers per game with Hannah Phillips (1.9) and Presley Stastny (1.9)
• The Eagles lead the league in steals (11.2) and have three players ranked in the top-15 in steals per game
• Lipscomb is No.3 in the A-Sun in three-point field goal percentage at .317

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