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Lady Bucs hope to keep perfection intact against UNF Friday night
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Conference play has treated the Lady Bucs well thus far; with ETSU posting a 4-1 mark as well as leading the league in seven statistical categories after those five games. The Lady Bucs rank first in scoring offense (77.8), scoring margin (+16.2), field goal percentage (.447), three-point field goal percentage (.424), assists (18.6), steals (14), and turnover margin (+5.2).
The ETSU marketing department is hosting Girl Scout night inside the Dome Friday. Every girl who wears their Girl Scout uniform will receive free admission into the ballgame. Also, a special giveaway will be handed out for the first 500 fans that enter through the gates.
Fans unable to attend the game can watch via the live video streaming accessed at ASun.TV or by clicking the link located above.
Below is a breakdown of Friday's match-up:
Lady Bucs' Last Game
Last season the ETSU women's basketball team came back from
With the win, ETSU snapped a four-game losing streak to the Bruins and improved to 8-10, 4-1 in the Atlantic Sun. Belmont suffered its first conference loss at home and fell to 9-9, 3-2. More importantly the Lady Bucs move into a tie for second-place in the conference standings.
ETSU was led by sophomore sensation Siarre Evans (
Head coach Mary Tappmeyer does not have a senior on the squad this season and will have only two players with more than one year of experience on the roster: Jennifer Guldager and Jennifer Bowen, both juniors. The rest of the lineup consists of five sophomores and four freshmen.
UNF begins year two of its four-year transition into the Division I ranks. Last season the team finished 11-17 overall and 9-11 in conference play, finishing seventh in the Atlantic Sun Conference. This season, the Ospreys were selected eighth in the Atlantic Sun and currently stand at 8-9, 3-2 in the A-Sun. UNF is led by Jennifer Bowen who is averaging 10 points per game and Jennifer Guldager who grabs 6.2 rebounds per contest.
As a team, UNF averages 51.8 points per game and allows only 53.9 points; however, the Ospreys have trouble holding onto the ball as they turn the ball over 24.5 times a game.
The Lady Bucs have never lost to UNF in the four prior meetings of this series. The Ospreys gave ETSU a scare last season in
Where the Lady Bucs Rank In the A-Sun
The Lady Bucs rank first in seven statistical categories among conference games only. ETSU leads the league in scoring offense (77.8), scoring margin (+16.2), field goal percentage (.447), three-point field goal percentage (.424), assists (18.6), steals (14), and turnover margin (+5.2).
The Lady Bucs are currently 6-0 against teams from the
Where's the Scoring coming from?
44 percent of the Lady Buccaneer 1,277 points scored this season has come inside the paint (558 points). However, only 18 percent of ETSU's points are coming from beyond the arc (225 points), leaving the remaining 38 percent of the scoring coming either at the free throw line (22 percent, 276 points) and the remaing 16 percent (218 points) of the scoring coming from longer jumpers.
Something has to Give...
The Lady Bucs enter Friday's game leading the conference in scoring at 70.9ppg, but
Sophomore Siarre Evans will play in her 50th Lady Buccaneer contest Friday evening. Out those 50 career games, the
Home Sweet Home
Despite being 4-3 at home this season, the Lady Bucs have enjoyed a home court advantage throughout the past couple years. Since the start of the 2005-06 season, ETSU has won 24 of its 32 (.750) games played in
A Look Ahead
The Lady Bucs will quickly pack their bags and make the eight and half hour journey to
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