College of Charleston (8-11, 4-6 SoCon) vs. Furman (7-11, 3-6 SoCon)
January 28, 2013, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston women's basketball will try to build on the momentum of their win over Western Carolina on Saturday as they host Furman Monday at 7:00 p.m. at TD Arena.
COFC HEAD COACH NATASHA ADAIR FOLLOWING 70-47 WIN OVER WESTERN CAROLINA
On the win and team effort in the game
"They came out with this fire and determination. We played 40 full minutes tonight. Our team has always competed even if we didn't win. The big word was finishing. We finished plays and down the stretch kept up the energy and played well from start to finish."
"I'm really excited for her and I told her how proud of her I was. Before the game we talked about what she needed to do. It was rebound, defend, score in transition and let everything else come to her. She did that tonight. She made a lot of hustle plays for us and shared energy with the rest of our team."
Furman leads the all-time series 24-15. The Cougars have won seven of the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
Furman comes in with a 7-11 overall record and 3-6 mark in Southern Conference play. After their triple-overtime loss to Western Carolina last Wednesday they responded with a 70-61 victory over Wofford at home on Saturday. Kaitlin Murphy was the Paladins' leading scorer with 20 points in the game. Brittany Hodges added 18 in the contest.
FRYE CATCHING FIRE...AGAIN
Junior Alyssa Frye matched her school record for three-pointers in a single game with seven against Wofford. Frye broke the previous school record of six on 11/17 in the Cougars win at East Carolina. Frye has 58 three-pointers this season, compared to 35 all of last season. Frye is five three-pointers from tying the school record for threes made in a single season.
The Cougars have combined to grab double-digit offensive rebounds as a team in each of their 19 games this season. The Cougars are second in the SoCon in offensive rebounds per game and senior Cathryn Hardy leads the conference individually at four offensive rebounds per game.
COUGARS HAVING CAREER GAMES
Sophomore Jazz Green made the start on Saturday and made the most of it as she set career-highs in points (14), assists (4) and minutes (33) in the win vs. Western Carolina. Sophomore Courtney McKenzie, who didn't play last year, scored a career-high eight points and has 29 points this season.
The Cougars have registered 15 or more assists in seven games this season and are 6-1 when doing so. Junior point guard Jillian Brown has already equaled her assist total from last season (124), which is third on the school record list for assists in a single season. The Cougars had 19 assists vs. 12 turnovers in their win against Western Carolina.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TO HOST EDUCATION DAY
The College of Charleston women's basketball team will host Education Day on Monday Feb. 4. The Cougars will play UNCG at 11:30 and will have lots of fun and educational activities for the kids. For more information visit the CofC women's basketball page on CofCSports.com.