(Nov. 30, 2007) - After enjoying a week off the East Tennessee State women's basketball team is set to return to action, as the Lady Bucs host UNC Asheville Saturday afternoon inside Memorial Center. A select number of fans entering the 3 p.m. game will receive a Phil Bachman Toyota/Scion ETSU fleece blanket.
Below is a breakdown of Saturday's matchup:
Lady Bucs Last Game
Senior Michele DeVault (
DeVault played the entire 40 minutes and shot 7-of-10 from the field, including a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line, as she broke her previous best of 22 points which was set last season at Kennesaw State. Joining DeVault in double figures was the
As a team, ETSU shot a season-high 48.4 percent (30-62) for the ballgame, while
About The Bulldogs
UNC Asheville is the defending Big South Conference champions coming off a 21-12 season and the team's first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs graduated five players off last year's tournament team but return leading scorer Ashton Barton and leading rebounder Stacy Sheppard. The Bulldogs will be young this season playing four true freshman but have their eyes on another tournament appearance.
The Bulldogs are coming off an 89-74 loss at
Senior guard Ashton Barton leads the team in scoring at 15.3 points per contest, and has connected on a team-high 19 three-point field goals.
The Lady Bucs have dominated the series versus the Bulldogs. ETSU leads the all-time series 15-1, with the Lady Buccaneers taking the most recent meeting, 91-79, last season inside the
Senior leader Michele DeVault has scored double figures in all five of ETSU's contests this season, including her career-best 25-point performance last weekend over
The Bulldogs are led by senior Ashton Barton's 15.3 points per game, which ranks third overall in the Big South. The guard from Rosman, N.C. leads the conference in three-point field goals made, averaging 2.71 a contest.
Fans can view the ETSU/UNC Asheville game live via video streaming by clicking the ASun.TV link located above. Please note this contest will not be aired on any of the Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation radio stations, due to
A Look Ahead
The Lady Bucs will begin their longest road swing of the season, as they venture out on a five-game journey beginning Thursday night at Davidson. Tip is set for 7 p.m.
UNC Asheville will have the week off before hosting Presbyterian next Saturday at 2 p.m.
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