JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 27, 2016) – After dropping the last two games by a combined nine points the ETSU women’s basketball team looks to bounce back on Monday, Nov.29 as they host Murray State inside Brooks Gym. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Nov.28 • 7:00 p.m.
Murray State (4-2, 0-0 Ohio Valley)
vs. ETSU (2-3, 0-0 SoCon)
Scouting the Buccaneers
The Bucs are 2-3 on the season and are coming off a 62-56 defeat on the road at Northern Kentucky. On Monday, it will be the first of three Ohio Valley conference teams that ETSU will face this season
Heroes’ Appreciation Day
Monday’s contest will serve as Heroes’ Appreciation Day as one FREE ticket will be given to veterans, active service military, police, firefighters, doctors and EMT’s with a professional ID or are in-uniform.
Views from the Six – Three-Pointers
Senior Shamauria Bridges (Miramar, Fla.) was on fire from beyond three-point line against Northern Kentucky knocking down six three’s, which is fourth most in a single-game in ETSU history. On the night, Bridges scored a game-high 23 points.
Three’s Coming at a Premium
The Buccaneer defense has been stifling opponents from beyond the three-point line this season as ETSU is holding its opponents to a .253 shooting percentage from three this season. The .253 shooting percentage ranks first in the SoCon and 54th in the NCAA.
The Dynamic Duo
Senior Shamauria Bridges and junior Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) have combined to score 147 of ETSU’s total 312 points this season while averaging a combined 29.4 points per game. Tarter and Bridges each rank in the top ten in scoring in the SoCon, one of only two schools to have that honor.
In all five games this season the blue and gold have scored at least 20 points inside the paint.
Inside the Numbers
Since 2015, ETSU has an 11-2 record when scoring the first basket of the game … In the past three seasons the Bucs are 9-3 when games are decided by less than three points … On this day in history (Nov.28), ETSU is 2-7 all-time with the last victory coming in 2001.
Scouting the Murray State Racers
Murray State has raced out to a 4-2 start this season but it coming off a 79-70 loss at the hands of the two-time Mid-American Conference champion Ohio on Saturday. The Racer offense is led by Ke’Shuna James who is averaging 21.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest.
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