A-State Women’s Basketball Hosts UTA Wednesday

For Starter’s

The Arkansas State women’s basketball returns home for the first time in three games for to take UT Arlington, Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7:05 p.m. at the Convocation Center. A-State has 1.5 game lead in the Sun Belt Conference standings over Texas State, who fell to Georgia State in a SBC game on Monday night. The Red Wolves are coming off a heartbreaking 1-point loss at Louisiana-Lafayette. A-State held an advantage with 17 seconds to play, but gave up a 3-point play and then missed 1-of-2 free throws with 0.1 seconds to go that would have sent the game into overtime. Despite the setback, the Red Wolves have maintained their lead in the league standings.

After playing five out of six games on the road over the last month, Arkansas State will end the regular season by playing the remainder of its games in the state of Arkansas. UTA and Texas State will embark to the Convocation Center this week, and the Red Wolves will make a trip to UALR on March 1 before ending the season with home games against Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Mavericks come into the game having lost two straight games and are in 10th place in the SBC standings with a 3-10 league record.

 

ARKANSAS STATE/UTA HISTORY

• This will be the 15th meeting all-time between A-State and UT Arlington with the Red Wolves holding an 9-5 record against the Mavericks.

• The Red Wolves have won five straight against UT Arlington with the most recent victory coming earlier this season at UTA.

• Arkansas State and UT Arlington were Southland Conference members from the 1982-83 through the 1986-87 seasons.

• A-State trailed the Mavericks by 10 with just over 12 minutes to play on Jan. 2 but erased the deficit for a 66-62 victory.

 

THRICE AS NICE

• Sophomore forward Jalen O’Bannon has now recorded a double-double in three straigh games, making her the first players since Shay Scott in 2010-11 to have a streak of at least three doubles-doubles in a single season.

• O’Bannon have five career double-doubles, all of which have come this season.

• Her three straight double-double games have all come on the road at Georgia State, at South Alabama and at Louisiana-Lafayette.

 

BRACKETOLOGY 101

• A-State was ranked 15th in the Lincoln region of ESPN latest Bracketology report put out by Charlie Creme on ESPN.com.

• Creme currently has the Red Wolves slated to play Baylor in Waco, Texas.

 

#ASTATEWB IS #NOLABOUND

• Arkansas State has secured itself a berth in the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Tournament after its victory over South Alabama on Feb. 12.

• This will be A-State’s 22nd trip to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament which is scheduled to run March 12-15 in New Orleans at Lake Front Arena.

 

BOYER EYES SBC RECORD

• Brian Boyer has the second most wins in Sun Belt Conference history with 133 for his career.

• He needs just 2 more conference wins to tie the record for most wins by a coach. Former La. Tech Leon Barrmore and FIU coach Cindy Russo currently hold the record at 135.

• He needs 3 more to become the all-time leader in the category.

 

QEDAN CHASING HISTORY

• Redshirt junior Hanna Qedan is pace to become A-State’s all-time single season leader in free throw percentage. She currently is making 92.6 percent of her attempts.

• The current record is held by Amy Towne who shot 90.5 percent in 1997-98.

 

MORRILL JOINS ELITE CLUB 

• Arkansas State senior forward Jane Morrill became the 13th player in school history to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career on Jan. 8.

•  Morrill needs just 6 more blocks, along with the rebounds, to become the sixth player in school history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 50 blocks in a career.

 

GILL NETS CAREER HIGHS AT SOUTH ALABAMA

• Redshirt sophomore guard Brittney Gill had a career-highs in points (12) and steals (6) in the Red Wolves recent victory over South Alabama on Feb. 12.

• Gill scored eight of her 12 points in the second half and had three steals in each half to help A- State clinch a berth to the SBC Tournament.

 

A LATE BLOOMER

• Senior forward Jane Morrill has been making it habit to score big points in the second half of games this season.

• Over her last two contests, Morrill has scored 32 points in the second half to help the Red Wolves to a pair of road victories. She scored 15 in A-State’s victory over South Alabama on Feb. 12 and also had 17 in the second half in its previous game against Georgia State.

 

OVERTIME GAME 

• Arkansas State has had an impressive run of overtime victories under head coach Brian Boyer and are now 15-6 in OT games.

• A-State’s 78-75 victory over WKU on Feb. 5 was its first OT game since 2011-12 and its fourth straight victory in OT.

 

Overtime Games Under Boyer

2013-14—A-State 78, WKU 75

2011-12—A-State 70, North Texas 64

2010-11—A-State 73, @ Troy 69

2010-11—A-State 62, @ North Texas 59

2010-11—WKU 75, A-State 74

2010-11—@SMU 86, A-State 80 (2OT)

2010-11—A-State 59, UTA 55

2009-10—@WKU 83, A-State 78

2009-10—A-State 67, UTA 60

2009-10—A-State 65, @Northern Arizona 62

2009-10—A-State 80, @Kansas State 79

2008-09—A-State 76, @Indiana State 68

2007-08—A-State 72, FIU 64

2006-07—A-State 65, ULL 58

2004-05—A-State 85, FIU 74

2003-04—A-State 86, @UALR 79

2003-04—N. Mexico St. 71, A-State 56 (2OT)

2002-03—A-State 69, UNO 63

2002-03—A-State 63, Belmont 62

2001-02—A-State 86, Ole Miss (4OT)

2001-02—UNO 51, ASU 47

2000-01—ASU 79, @McNeese 74

 

Courtesy of astateredwolves.com