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Women’s Basketball Opens Season with Crosstown Tilt

Nov. 9, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss women’s basketball opens the 2017-2018 season with a crosstown matchup against William Cary at 11 a.m. The game will also serve as Education Day for the Lady Eagles and grade school children from across the Pine Belt will be in attendance.

“It all starts for us at 11 a.m. in Reed Green Coliseum against William Carey,” said Southern Miss Head Coach Joye Lee-McNelis. “Education Day has always been very dear to me. It gives the children in our community an opportunity to see a college basketball game and get to walk around a college campus. It always great to have William Carey be a part of Education Day because we are truly one in the city of Hattiesburg.”

The two teams have met 14 times since a two game series during the 1977-1978 campaign and Southern Miss is 13-1 all-time against William Carey. The Lady Eagles have never dropped a home contest to the Crusaders.

Southern Miss opened last year’s schedule with a 92-39 win over William Carey on Education Day. The Lady Eagles forced the Crusaders to turn the ball over 46 times, setting a program record for turnovers forced in a single game.

Active and retired military personnel will be admitted free to the game in honor of Veterans’ Day. Tickets for the upcoming season can be purchased online at, or by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-844-TICK (8425) as well as visiting the Pat Ferlise Ticket Center. With the pregame show starting 30 minutes prior tip, the game can be heard on WFOR 1400 AM The Score.

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