Nov. 11, 2013
The Last Meeting
November 16, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss women's basketball team will host South Alabama on Tuesday night in a 7 p.m. tip in Reed Green Coliseum.
This game has been designated as Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night. Faculty/Staff can buy one and get one free tickets. If faculty and staff want to be an honorary fan, please call Leigh Ann Holland at (601) 266-6629.
Southern Miss Preview
The Lady Eagles (1-0) are coming off a 101-44 win over West Alabama in the season opener. Freshman guard Brittanny Dinkins led the way with a game-high 28 points while junior Tamara Jones was next with 21 points. Freshman Ashley Folsom added 16 points while Voche' Martin chipped in 11 points off the bench. Senior Jamierra Faulkner dished out a career and school-record 17 assists to go with six rebounds and four steals.
The 101 points scored in the season opener ties the most points scored in a game. Dinkins' 28 points is the best scoring performance in a Lady Eagle debut.
Dinkins earned her first Freshman of the Week honor after her opening day performance.
Scouting the South Alabama
South Alabama (0-1) comes into the game following a 53-40 loss at Indiana State. Colby Davis led the way with eight points for the Jaguars. Ronneka Robertson grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
USA finished the 2012-13 season with a 17-13 overall record. Head Coach Terry Fowler is in his first season with the Lady Jags. South Alabama returns eight players from last season including one starter. Fowler welcomes four newcomers to the 2013-14 squad.
Series Record: Southern Miss vs. South Alabama
Southern Miss leads the all-time series against South Alabama at 15-11 dating back to the 1975-76 season.
The Lady Eagles hit the road for the first time, traveling to Hampton University for a 1 p.m. (CT) game.