Women’s Basketball Set for Round Two of WBI at Detroit
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s basketball team will take on The University of Detroit Mercy in round two of the Women’s Basketball Invitational on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
College of Charleston (16-15, 11-9 SoCon) at Detroit (18-13, 9-7 Horizon League)
March 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Calihan Hall, Detroit, Mich.
College of Charleston
Career Record: 16-15 (1st year)
Record at CofC: same
Career Record: 80-78 (5th year)
Record at Detroit: same
THOUGHTS FROM HEAD COACH NATASHA ADAIR
“I think we are very focused and we have had two great days of practice in Detroit. Detroit is a very good team and they are a No. 1 seed, playing at home where they have only lost one game this season. This time of year it is going to be very competitive, but we talked about what we need to do to be successful. I anticipate it being a very intense game, because at this time of year nobody wants to lose. For us we have made it to the elite eight of this tournament and we are hoping to advance to the final four. To advance, we have to value the ball and take it one possession at a time.”
This is the first meeting between the two teams.
The Detroit Titans are 18-13 and finished the season 9-7 in the Horizon League. The Titans finished fourth in the Horizon League standings and advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament before losing to conference champion Green Bay. The Titans are led in scoring by Shareta Brown, who is averaging 20.4 points per game and scored 30 points in the Titans most recent win over Belmont.
LAST TIME OUT FOR COUGARS
On Wednesday the Cougars won at Northern Kentucky, 72-70 to advance to the quarterfinals of the WBI. Junior Alyssa Frye led the Cougars with 20 points and junior Jillian Brown tallied nine of the Cougars 20 assists for the game.
COUGARS IN THE RECORD BOOKS
With her six three-pointers at Northern Kentucky Frye tied the Southern Conference record for threes made in a season with 92. With her nine assists, Brown, who already has set the CofC school record, moved into fifth-place on the SoCon record list for assists in a season at 198. Senior Cathryn Hardy pulled down two offensive rebounds at Northern Kentucky to tie the CofC DI record for single season offensive boards at 114.