College of Charleston (5-5, 2-0 SoCon) at Charleston Southern (5-4, 0-1 Big South)
December 31, 2012, 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Buc Dome, Charleston, S.C.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston women's basketball team will close out 2012 with a New Year's Eve game at Charleston Southern Monday at 1:00 p.m.
College of Charleston
Career Record: 5-5 (1st year)
CofC Record: 5-5 (1st year)
Career Record: 16-27 (3rd year)
CSU Record: 5-4 (1st year)
College of Charleston leads all-time series 44-10.
SCOUTING CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Charleston Southern is 5-4 on the season and 0-1 in Big South play. The Cougars and Buccaneers have one common opponent with Charleston Southern beating UNCG 60-57 in their first game of the season. The Bucs come into the contest on a two-game winning streak following a three-game losing streak, with wins against Trinity Baptist and Western Carolina. Charleston Southern has three players that are averaging in double-figures in scoring with Lakeitha Alston averaging 14.7 points per game.
IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME
With their 82-74 win over Richmond on Friday night the Cougars beat an Atlantic 10 conference opponent for the first time since a win against Charlotte in the 1980-81 season.
BROWN DROPPING DIMES
Junior point guard Jillian Brown has three 10 assist games this season and five double-digit assist games in her career. Brown currently ranks seventh on the Cougars all-time list with 275 assists and is 28 shy of the sixth spot. Brown ranks 12th among all NCAA DI players in assists per game at 6.5.
FOUR IN DOUBLE FIGURES
For the second time this season the Cougars had four players score in double figures in the win vs. Richmond. Seniors Megan Fischer (18), Latisha Harris (15), Cathryn Hardy (13) and junior Alyssa Frye (15) all scored in double-figures. Hardy and Harris also posted double-digit rebounding games to register double-doubles in the games. For Hardy it was her first career double-double, for Harris her 12th career double-double.
The Cougars will be on the road for much of November and December as they play eight of their first 11 games away from TD Arena.
STRONG SUPPORTING CAST
The Cougars have gotten key minutes from their bench over the last five games especially. In the Cougars last seven contests the reserves are averaging 18.3 points per game.
SHARING THE BALL
Against Richmond the Cougars had 20 assists on 27 field goals. The team has nearly doubled their assist total from last year through the first 10 games of the season, and has had 18 or more assists twice.
INSIDE COFC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WITH NATASHA ADAIR
The Charleston Sports Network has launched a new coach's show called Inside CofC Women's Basketball with Natasha Adair. Each week assistant director of athletics communications Jeremy Rosenthal talks to Coach Adair about past and future games as well as a variety of topics and player features. The show can be viewed on CofCSports.com.
QUESTIONS FOR COACH ADAIR?
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