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The Mountaineers will host Samford on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Holmes Center.
Courtesy: Dave Mayo (Appalachian, '83)
Mountaineers Return Home to Host Samford
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Friday 01/10/2014 (ET)
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BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State women's basketball will play its first home game in the Holmes Center since Nov. 26 on Saturday when they host Samford at 2 p.m.

The Mountaineers (4-9, 1-2 SoCon) will host the Bulldogs (3-12, 1-3) on Saturday after notching their first conference win of the season last week against Wofford. Samford comes off a close loss to SoCon foe Georgia Southern this past Monday.

App vs. SU
• The Mountaineers are set to play Samford on Saturday, after starting conference play 1-2 this season.
• This will mark the 14th meeting between the Mountaineers and Bulldogs.
• Samford currently holds an 8-5 all time record over the Mountaineers.
• The all time record is the same record under head coach Darcie Vincent, as Samford joined the Southern Conference during the 2008-09 season.
• The Bulldogs have won the past three meetings between the teams, with the first of those wins coming in the 2011-12 SoCon Championship game.
• In their last meeting, Samford hit a buzzer-beater to win the game, 63-60 at the Holmes Center.
• 2013-14 returner Maryah Sydnor had 16 points and six rebounds in the loss.

All About the Apps
Appalachian State • 4-9, 1-2
• The Mountaineers will play Samford after taking the game against Wofford on Jan. 6 with a score of 63-43.
• Sydnor led the team in the win, recording 21 points and 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season.
Joi Jones had 10 points and dished out five assists in the win for the Apps.
KeKe Cooper tallied eight points and four blocks, while grabbing 13 rebounds on the game.
• Sydnor continues to lead the SoCon in scoring, averaging 19.9 points per game.
• Sydnor is also ranked first in free throw percentage with a percentage of 86.9 this season.
• Cooper holds the top spot in the conference in field goal percentage with a mark of 59.0.
• Cooper also ranks first in the SoCon in blocked shots with an average of 2.4 per game.
• Appalachian State currently ranks first in the Southern Conference in rebounding margin (+4.5) and steals (8.9).
• The Mountaineers are shooting 41.1 percent from the floor this season while opponents have shot 40.8 percent.

Scouting the Bulldogs
Samford • 3-12, 1-3
• The Bulldogs will match up against Appalachian on Saturday after beginning SoCon play 1-3.
• Samford lost to Georgia Southern on Monday in a close 64-61 game.
• Freshman Hannah Nichols led the Bulldogs in the loss, recording 16 points.
• The Bulldogs feature a young team this season, consisting of 11 freshman and sophomores.
• Shelby Campbell leads the team in points this season, averaging 8.7 per game.
• Krista Stricklin is the leading rebounder for Samford with an average of 5.0 rebounds per game.
• The Bulldogs have shot 39.5 percent fromt the floor this season, while opponents have 40.3 percent against them.
• Samford ranks first in the conference in 3-point field goals made, averaging 5.9 per game.
• In the last meeting between the Mountaineers and Bulldogs, Taylor Reece tallied 20 points while Stricklin recorded 16 points and the buzzer-beating shot to the win the game.
Up Next
• The Mountaineers will stay in the High Country to host SoCon opponent Chattanooga on Monday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m.

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