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Arkansas State (5-7, 2-1) at South Alabama (7-5, 0-3)

GAME INFORMATION

Date: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012

Tip-Off: 5:05 p.m. CST

Location: Mobile, Ala.

Arena: Mitchell Center (10,000)

TV: $5.95 at USAJaguars.com

http://usajaguars.com/showcase/

Radio: East Arkansas Broadcasters

95.3 FM The Ticket (Jonesboro)

970 AM KNEA (Jonesboro)

Radio Talent: Brad Bobo (Play-by-Play)

SERIES

Series: 27-10, Arkansas State

Series (In Mobile): 11-6

Current Streak: ASU, 2 Losses

Last Meeting: March 3, 2012

(62-38, ASU)

Boyer Record vs South Ala.: 11-8

MULTIMEDIA

Online Audio: AStateRedWolves.com

Live Stats: AStateRedWolves.com

QUICK SHOTS

• This season will mark the 39th for women's basketball at Arkansas State.

• The Red Wolves have an all-time record of 191-130 against league teams.

• After starting the season with five straight losses, the Red Wolves have won five out of their last seven contests and are on a three-game winning streak.

• A-State recently completed a stretch where it played four games in seven days. ASU emerged 3-1 from the stretch, which included three straight home victories.

• This will be the the 38th meeting all-time between the Red Wolves and the Jaguards with A-State holding a 27-10 series edge.

• A-State shot a season high 59.6 percent from the field against Louisiana-Lafayette on Dec. 22. That mark missed the all-time record by just 3.6 precentage points, which was set last season against UT-Martin.

• ASU has won four straight home contest and has lost just one game in December.

• Q McDowell has moved into 13th place on ASU's all-time steals list with 155 for her career.

• Freshman guard Jalen O'Bannon made the first start of her career against Austin Peay and has started in every game since.

• Sophomore Hanna Qeden set career highs in points (12), blocks (3) and steals (3) in the

victory over Austin Peay on Dec. 17.

• Q McDowell has started in 87 straight games.

• A-State has knocked down a 3-pointer in 101 straight games.

Jane Morrill recorded her second career double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds

against Southeast Missouri State.

• Junior Jane Morrill was voted a second-team SBC All-Conference selection after leading ASU in both scoring and rebounding last season.

• ASU is in its 19th season of competition in the Sun Belt Conference.

Brian Boyer is in his 14th season as the head coach of the ASU women's basketball team. He is the only coach in ASU history (men's or women's) to win 200 games and is the school's all-time winningest basketball coach.

• Junior forward Jane Morrill was selected as a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection by College Sports Maddness.

• Seven of ASU's 15 players are from the state of Arkansas. The list includes Hanna Qedan, Andi Watson, Jessica Flanery, Sandy Jackson, Xena King, Lindsey Killough and Brittney Gill.

Sonja Tate joined the ASU coaching staff over the summer, returning to ASU where she played from 1990-93. She still holds records in six statistical categories at ASU.

Brian Boyer is 103-95 all-time against non-conference opponents.

ASU/SOUTH ALABAMA HISTORY

• This will be the the 38th meeting all-time between the Red Wolves and the Jaguards with A-State holding a 27-10 series edge.

• The Jaguars have won the last two meetings, including knocking ASU out of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament last season.

• A-State has had success in Mobile, gathering 11 wins in 17 trips to the Jaguars home arena.

Brian Boyer has a 11-8 all-time record against the Jaguars.

• The Jaguars have taken four out of the last five games in the series.

SCOUTING THE JAGUARS

• South Alabama enters the game with a 7-5 record, but has lost its last two games to Central Florida and Arkansas-Little Rock.

• South Alabama won its first four games to start the season, but has gone just 2-4 in its last six games.

• The Jaguars are off to an 0-3 start in conference play. After dropping road losses to Florida Atlantic and Florida International in November, South Alabama lost to Arkansas-Little Rock 49-40 at home on Dec. 22.

• Mary Nixon is the team's leading scorer with 13.3 points per game, but played only 23 minutes against the Trojans after missing the game against Central Florida with a knee injury.

• Ronneka Robertson is the team's leading rebounder with 7.3 boards per game.

• Head Coach Rick Pietri is in his 13th season at South Alabama and has a 210-158 career record.

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