College of Charleston (6-19, 5-11 SoCon) at Samford (14-9, 9-5 SoCon)
February 13, 2012, 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Pete Hanna Center (5,000)
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston women's basketball team continues its difficult stretch as they travel to Birmingham, Ala., to play Samford Monday Feb. 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Junior Megan Fischer scored the first five points of the game but the Cougars fell 57-31 at Chattanooga on Saturday. Fischer had seven points for the game and Cathryn Hardy added six points and six rebounds. The Cougars committed only 16 turnovers and had six blocks and six steals as a team. CofC struggled offensively, shooting 20.4 percent from the field in the game. The Cougars led 10-6 early in the game, but went on a long scoreless drought as Chattanooga used a 6-0 to build momentum and lead 24-14 at halftime.
College of Charleston
Career Record: 541-361 (30th year)
CofC Record: 310-212 (17th year)
Career Record: 176-117 (10th)
Samford Record: 176-117 (10th)
Samford leads the all-time series 9-0.
LAST TIME VS. SAMFORD
After falling behind by 10 points, the College of Charleston women's basketball team went on a 16-0 run to seize control of the game, but faltered down the stretch as they fell 60-54 to the Samford Bulldogs Monday at TD Arena. Three Cougars scored in double-figures, led by junior
Cathryn Hardy with 15 points. Fellow junior Latisha Harris recorded her fifth double-double
of the season with 13 points and 14 rebounds and sophomore Alyssa Frye added 14 points. Samford is led in scoring this season by Paige Johnson, who is averaging 13.1 points per game.
WINNING WITH WILSON
College of Charleston head coach Nancy Wilson will retire after this season as the winningest women's basketball coach at the College. Wilson is in her 30th year overall and 17th at the College of Charleston. Wilson has won 310 games at CofC and 541 for her career.
4 IN DOUBLE DIGITS
In the Cougars game, vs. Central Michigan four players scored in double-figures, led by junior Megan Fischer with 14 points and nine rebounds. Also scoring in double-figures were Cathryn Hardy (13), Christy Hewatt (11) and Latisha Harris (11).
Junior Latisha Harris has recorded a SoCon high six double-doubles on the season, her most recent coming against Elon with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
DOUBLE DIGIT SCORING
The Cougars have had at least one player score in double-figures in 13 of their last 15 games. In six of the 15 games multiple players have scored in double-figures. Junior Latisha Harris has the most double-digit games in that stretch, scoring at least 10 points in eight of the 15 games.
Down 13-3 early in the game vs. Samford, the Cougars came back in a hurry as they went on a 16-0 run sparked by three 3-point field goals (Hardy, Hewatt and Brown), a bucket and a foul (Hardy), two more free-throws (Hardy) and a layup (Harris), to go up 19-13.
DEFENDING THE THREE
The Cougars rank 28th in NCAA DI women's basketball in 3-point FG defense, allowing opponents to shoot just 26.0 percent (112-430).
RE-WRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
The Cougars have had several record breaking performances and top-10 marks this season. In addition to the team record of 15 blocks, in the win over Wofford junior Latisha Harris grabbed 19 rebounds, second most all-time in a single-game. In the same game junior Cathryn Hardy tied the third best mark for free-throws in a game with 13 and tied the second best mark for free-throws attempted in a game with 15.
With several players lost from last year many athletes are stepping up this year.
Player Points Last Year Points This Year
Harris 139 (29 games) 204 (25 games)
Hardy 143 (30 games) 189 (25 games)
Brown 64 (30 games) 83 (25 games)
Hicks 8 (18 games) 34 (10 games)
DISHING EM OUT
Sophomore point guard Jillian Brown plays the most minutes on the team and is a key to the Cougar offense. This season she has recorded six or more assists in eight games, including two 10 assist games (vs. Wingate-1/2 and at Wofford-1/21) Brown ranks fifth in the Southern Conference in assists per game at 4.0.
GET THE INSIDE LOOK
Follow the Cougars all season long on facebook (College of Charleston Women's Basketball) and twitter (@CofCWBasketball) for an inside look into the program. Get live updates, pictures, video and more. Fans can also submit question to head coach Nancy Wilson using the hashtag #askcoachwilson and she will answer questions throughout the year via facebook and twitter.