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Lady Bucs look to hand Purple Aces a royal flush Saturday
Friday, November 23, 2007
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 23, 2007) - Coming off a one-point heartbreaking loss to in-state rival Chattanooga on Tuesday night, the ETSU women's basketball will look to rebound and get back into the win column when they host Evansville Saturday afternoon. Tip is set for 1:30 p.m. inside
Below is breakdown of Saturday's match-up:
Lady Bucs Last Game
For the game, ETSU shot a season-high 45.6 percent from the field (26-57); while
Like the Lady Bucs,
The Purple Aces return all five starters from last year's 19-12 squad and 12 players overall. Coach Tricia Cullop's team is picked to finish fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference in 2007-08; while senior guard Rebekah Parker was chosen as a preseason all-conference choice. Parker was one of only two players in Division I to lead her team in scoring, rebounding and steals last season.
This marks the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
ETSU vs. The MVC
The Lady Bucs are 1-1 overall against current members of the Missouri Valley Conference with ETSU's lone win coming against
Senior guard Kelly Turman has been a spark plug for the Lady Bucs. Turman scored 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting Tuesday night versus
Fans can view the ETSU/Evansville game live via video streaming by clicking the ASun.TV link located above.
A Look Ahead
The Lady Bucs will have a week off before concluding their three-game and 2007 home swing, when ETSU hosts 2007 Big South Tournament Champion UNC Asheville Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1:30 p.m. The game marks the 17th meeting in the series, with the Lady Bucs winning 15 of the 16 contests.
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