Feb. 28, 2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss women's basketball prepares for its second meeting with Tulane as the Lady Eagles close out the home portion of their schedule on Saturday at 4 p.m., in addition to preparing to honor the seniors in a postgame ceremony.
Senior point guard Jamierra Faulkner will play in her final home appearance. Also honored will be Niesha and Nitesha Pierce, whose careers were cut short because of injuries.
First 250 fans receive a Jamierra Faulkner Mini Poster. Fans will also be able to purchase $1 Hot Dogs. The Children`s Center will be our special guests for the game and will have a special presentation during halftime.
Southern Miss Preview
The Lady Eagles (22-5, 11-3) are coming off a come-from-behind 72-70 victory over UAB on Wednesday night. Senior Jamierra Faulkner and freshman Kierra Jordan scored a team-best 16 points apiece. Tamara Jones came off the bench to score 12 points while Markia Nix and Jerontay Clemons added 10 points each. Clemons also pulled down a team-high six rebounds.
Faulkner continues to lead the team in scoring and assists, averaging 17.1 points and 8.4 assists per game. Jones is next at 14.1 points and a team-best 6.0 rebounds per game while Clemons is averaging 11.4 points.
The Lady Eagles are averaging 79.1 points and 39.7 rebounds per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 67.9 percent from the line.
Tulane (20-7, 11-3) is coming off 65-61 over Tulane on Wednesday night. Jamie Kaplan led the Green Wave with 17 points while Danielle Blagg added 13 points. Adesuwa Ebomwonyi chipped in 12 points and a team-best nine rebounds.
Tulane returns seven letterwinners including three starters from last season's team that finished 24-9.
Blagg leads the team in scoring at 12.4 points followed by Jamie Kaplan and tiffany Dale with 11.7 and 11.6 points per game, respectively. Dale also leads the team in rebounding at 8.1 rebounds per game. Tulane is averaging 69.9 points and 41.5 rebounds per game while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 68.1 percent from the line.
Coach Lisa Stockton is in her 20th season at Tulane as head coach.
Series History: Southern Miss vs. Tulane
This is the 64th meeting between the two teams dating back to the 1977 season. This is one of the longer running series of any opponent. Southern Miss leads the overall series, 34-29, but Tulane has won three out of the last five meetings including the last two.
Following the Tulane game, Southern Miss will close out the regular season on the road at North Texas on March 5 at 7 p.m.