BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University women's basketball will travel to Statesboro, Georgia to face Southern Conference foe Georgia Southern University for the second time this season at 7:00 p.m. on Monday at Hanner Fieldhouse.
The Mountaineers (13-5, 7-3 SoCon) cruised past Elon in a 80-62 defeat, while the Eagles dropped a 61-73 loss against Davison (4-16, 3-8) on Saturday.
Earlier in the season, Appalachian handed Georgia Southern a 79-47 final at the Holmes Center, and will look to continue the momentum with a second victory against the Eagles. Both teams fell victim to SoCon front-runner Chattanooga and a top-ranked Samford in January play.
• Monday's matchup will be the second time the Mountaineers and Eagles meet this season, and the 49th time the two teams have met since the series began in women’s basketball’s inaugural season in 1970.
• Georgia Southern sits in ninth place in the SoCon after accumulating 16 losses, including eight in conference play.
• The Mountaineers are 5-5 in road games, posting a 3-3 record in Conference road games.
• The Black & Gold average 71.7 points-per-game, while pulling down 39.8 rebounds compared to GSU, who averages 50.8 points-per-contest and 36 boards.
• Anna Freeman leads App State in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17.1 points per game and 8.6 rebounds.
• A. Freeman is one of three players to average double digits for App. Others include Maryah Sydnor, with 15.2, and Courtney Freeman, whoa verages 13.7. The trio are also Appalachian's leading rebounders.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
• The Phoenix stand at 4-16 overall, and 3-8 in SoCon play; making GSU one of eight teams who have won less than half of their conference matchups.
• The Eagles made the national rankings in only one-of-elevent ranked categories, coming in at No. 97 in three-point field goal defense.
• Top returnees for GSU include Mimi Dubose, Meredyth Frye, and Anna Clare Knight.
• DuBose leads GSU scoring, putting up an average of 15 points per game, and is the only Eagles player who averages double-digits.
• The Eagles have won just three games on their home court this season, when they hosted Kent State, Western Carolina, and Wofford.
• GSU suffered it's longest losing streak from December 1 through January 5, when it collected nine straight losses; three against conference opponents Davidson, College of Charleston, and the Mountaineers.
• Georgia Southern leads the series 33-16 against Appalachian State, the Apps have won the last four regular season meetings.
• The Mountaineers’ longest unbeaten streak against the Eagles spanned from 2000-2005, when they lost 14 in-a-row to GSU, including a 71-82 overtime loss in 2003 post-season play.
• The Moutaineers return home for a three game series; first up will be Davidson on Feb. 9, followed by Furman on Feb. 11.
• Women’s basketball will wrap up its home series with its annual Play 4Kay game against Wofford on Feb. 16, when the Mountaineers promote breast cancer awareness and Play 4Kay, the Mountaineers’ annual community initiative.