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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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