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Women's Basketball Travels to South Alabama

Southern Miss plays its first road game at South Alabama.

Nov. 15, 2012

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss women's basketball team hits the road for its first road contest when the Lady Eagles visit South Alabama on Friday, Nov. 16, in the Mitchell Center in a 7 p.m. tip.

The Lady Eagle contest can be heard on WHXB-FM 96.5 or at with Josh West, voice of the Lady Eagles, providing the play-by-play action.

Southern Miss Preview
Southern Miss is coming off a lopsided 78-41 loss to Hampton on Nov. 9 in the season-opener. Only one Eagle scored in double figures, senior Tanecka Carey, who finished with a team-best 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Freshman Teri Berry led the team with six rebounds while Jamierra Faulkner dished out six assists. After a sluggish first half start, the team improved drastically in the second shooting 40 percent from the field and pulled down 40 rebounds. Six freshmen newcomers made their collegiate debuts in the contest. Berry and Pollnitz drew their first starts while Jerontay Clemons, Samirah Ali, Michelle Summersell and Caron Brown played. Four of the six played 13 or more minutes. Carey leads the team in scoring at 14.0 points per contest while Berry leads the team in rebounds. As a team, USM is averaging only 41 points and 40 rebounds per outing while shooting 30.2 percent from the field.

Scouting South Alabama
South Alabama is 2-0 on the young season following a 59-43 win over Tennessee State on Nov. 12. Mary Nixon led the team with 16 points while Brianna Wright posted a team-best 11 rebounds. Nixon leads the team with a 19.0 per game average while Wright is the team leader in rebounds at 9.0 per game. The Jaguars are averaging 71.0 points and 40.0 rebounds per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 72.4 percent from the line. South Alabama is holding its opponents 48.0 points per game on 31.1 percent shooting and 33.5 rebounds.

Series Record
This is the 26th meeting between Southern Miss and South Alabama dating back to the 1975-76 season. Southern Miss leads the overall series 15-10.

What's Next?
Following the South Alabama game, Southern Miss returns home to host its annual Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic, Nov. 23-24 with visiting teams McNeese State, Savannah State and Talladega College.

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