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Women's Basketball Returns Home to Battle Winthrop
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Release: 11/27/2012
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College of Charleston (2-3, 0-0 SoCon) vs. Winthrop (2-3, 0-0 Big South)

Games #6

November 28, 2012, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.

Live Stats/video: CofCSports.com/twitter @CofCWBasketball

CHARLESTON, S.C. - After four straight games on the road, the College of Charleston women's basketball team returns home to host Winthrop Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

OPENING THOUGHTS

CofC head coach Natasha Adair

On game at Cincinnati and road trip to Ohio

"I'm proud of my team. I got to see my kids fight and see people step up. They played hard and fought against a very good Big East team. I'm not ok with losing, but I know my team is getting better every game. I told them after the game this should sting and don't be ok with it, but understand that we are growing up and we are getting better and we are going to reap the benefits of this very soon.

On teams defense

"Defensively, our defense is dictating what we do, that takes a team that is committed and a team that is coachable. It takes a team that wants to defend and wants to get stops."  

THE COACHES

College of Charleston

Natasha Adair

Career Record: 2-3 (1st year)

CofC Record: 2-3 (1st year)

Winthrop

Kevin Cook  

Career Record: 47-56 (5th year)

WU Record: 2-3 (1st year)

THE SERIES

Cougars lead 24-1

SCOUTING WINTHROP

The Eagles are 2-3 on the season with wins against Troy and Mississippi State and losses to Ohio State, Oregon State and Gonzaga. Winthrop has three players averaging in double-figures in scoring, led by Deque McClanahan at 18.2 points per game.

LAST TIME VS. WINTHROP

The Cougars last played Winthrop back on January 8, 2004 with CofC prevailing 71-57 on the road.

ROAD WARRIORS

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.

IT'S RAINING THREES

Junior guard Alyssa Frye set a new CofC single-game record for three-pointers in a game with seven in the win at East Carolina last Saturday. Frye connected on seven-of-10 from beyond the arc.

BROWN CRACKS TOP-10

Junior points guard Jillian Brown recorded her 242nd assist Sunday at Cincinnati, moving her into a tie for 10th on the Cougars all-time list.

COUGARS IN NCAA RANKINGS

Two College of Charleston players are in the top 20 in individual categories as junior Alyssa Frye is 14th in three-pointers made per game at 3.4 and Brown is 17th in assists per game at 6.4 a contest. As a team the Cougars rank 38th among NCAA DI teams in steals per game at 12.4.

BLOCK PARTY

In the Cougars game at Miami (Ohio) last Friday seven different players recorded at least one blocked shot.

SHARING THE BALL

Against East Carolina the Cougars recorded 18 assists in the contest, the most since 21 assists January 16, 2010 in an 84-78 victory at Davidson.

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Senior Latisha Harris opened the season with a double-double (17 points and 14 rebounds) in the Cougars home opening win over Coastal Carolina. Against ECU Harris got her second double-double of the season with 21 points and 15 rebounds. Harris registered eight double-doubles during the 2011-12 season.


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