@ASUNWBB Action Heats Up in Second Week of Conference Play


Weekly Notes | Schedule

LakePoint, Ga. - ASUN Women's Basketball heads into the second week of action with a slew games beginning Saturday. 

Two games highlight the one o'clock hour as Lipscomb travels to Jacksonville. The Bisons look to snap a seven-game losing streak to the Dolphins. USC Upstate hopes to build off a record-setting performance against NJIT, as they travel to DeLand to take on Stetson. North Florida hosts Kennesaw State at UNF Arena, with the Owls winning the last six in the series. NJIT and FGCU round out Saturday's action in Fort Myers.

Martin Luther King Day will showcase a quartet of games. Action fills Monday's schedule as there is two matinee games at 1 PM. Jacksonville hosts the Owls and NJIT travels to pay Stetson a visit. In the evening slate, USC Upstate takes on FGCU at Alico Arena, while Lipscomb looks to continue their success against North Florida, as they've won three of the last four match-ups. 

All of the action this week will be aired live on ESPN3. You can also follow along on Twitter at @ASUNWBB.

ASUN Women's Basketball Schedule - Jan. 13
Lipscomb at Jacksonville - 1 PM - ESPN3
USC Upstate at Stetson - 1 PM - ESPN3
Kennesaw State at North Florida - 2 PM - ESPN3
NJIT at FGCU - 4 PM - ESPN3

ASUN Women's Basketball Schedule - Jan. 15
Kennesaw State at Jacksonville - 1 PM - ESPN3
NJIT at Stetson - 1 PM - ESPN3
USC Upstate at FGCU - 7 PM - ESPN3
Lipscomb at North Florida - 7 PM - ESPN3

Team-By-Team Breakdown
FGCU Eagles (15-3; 1-0) 
Twitter: @FGCU_WBB
- Took down Stetson, who was preseason picked to finish second in the ASUN, last Saturday 80-40
- The Eagles lead the all-time series versus NJIT with a 6-0 mark, and are 10-1 all-time against USC Upstate
- FGCU took all four meetings between Upstate and NJIT last season
- ASUN Player of the Week, Tytionia Adderly posted her sixth double-double of her career with 22 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Stetson 
- FGCU leads the nation in three-pointers made and attempted, and is second in the nation in three-pointers per game

Jacksonville Dolphins (11-5; 1-0)
Twitter: @JU_WBB 
- Jacksonville has won seven of their last eight contests, with a winning percentage of .688
- In the series, the Dolphins have defeated Lipscomb seven games in a row and nine in a row against Kennesaw State
- Kayla Gordon recorded 16 points, five rebounds and three steals in Jacksonville's victory over North Florida
- The Dolphins are the best rebounding team in the ASUN, hauling in 40.3 rebounds per game
- In addition to rebounding, Jacksonville has the best scoring defense, allowing only 61.2 PPG and holding opponents to 29% from beyond the arc

Kennesaw State Owls (4-8; 0-1) 
Twitter: @KSUOwlsWBB
- Kennesaw State leads the all-time series 26-16 against North Florida and looks snap a nine game skid to Jacksonville
- Reigning ASUN Freshman of the Week, Kamiyah Street leads all ASUN freshman in scoring at 15.7 PPG (third overall)
- The Owls are second in the ASUN in protecting the rim, blocking 2.8 shots per game. They registered six in the opener against Lipscomb
- Carlotta Gianolla is averaging 13.3 points over her last eight games, including 17 points last time out against Lipscomb
- Gionolla posted a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds against UNF last season on Jan. 23

Lipscomb Bisons (5-11; 1-0)
Twitter: @LipscombWBB 
- Lipscomb's win over Kennesaw State was their first ASUN opener victory since 2011
- The Bisons search to halt a seven game losing streak to Jacksonville on Saturday, but has won three of the last four against North Florida
- Redshirt freshman Emily Kmec notched 18 points and eight boards in Lipscomb's win over the Owls last Saturday
- Loren Cagle is the only player in the ASUN averaging at least 17.0 PPG (leads the conference), 5.0 RPG and 4.0 APG
- Lipscomb ranks second in the ASUN in three-pointers made with 129 on the season

NJIT Highlanders (2-14; 0-1)
Twitter: @NJITWBB         
- NJIT is looking to pick up their first wins against FGCU and Stetson since joining the ASUN 
- In the Highlanders' ASUN opener against Upstate, Kelly Guarino scored 10 points off the bench
- Leading scorer, Tatianna Torres also had 10 points for NJIT and recorded seven rebounds 
- The Highlanders are among the best in the ASUN in three-point defense, keeping their opponents at 31% shooting from beyond the arc
- Freshman Ellyn Stoll is fourth among ASUN freshman averaging 9.3 points per game

North Florida Ospreys (7-9; 0-1)
Twitter: @OspreyWBB 
- The Ospreys are looking to snap a six game losing streak to Kennesaw State and a three game losing streak to Lipscomb this weekend
- Senior Keonna Farmer leads the team at 15.1 points per game, which sits at fourth in the conference
- North Florida is the best team in the ASUN in three-point defense, allowing teams to shoot just 28% from long range
- The Ospreys are second in the league in free-throw shooting at 70%. They were a perfect 100% in the opener against Jacksonville
- In the ASUN, North Florida ranks second in steals, swiping 9.8 per contest

USC Upstate Spartans (6-10; 1-0) 
Twitter: @UpstateWB 
- USC Upstate's 95 points against NJIT was a program record for a conference game. They're averaging 102 points over it's last two games
- A'Lexxus Davis scored 17 points and hauled in six rebounds in Upstate's win over NJIT
- Riley Popplewell (17), Morgan Williams (14) and Anda Kuzmina (13) all scored in double-figures against the Highlanders
- The Spartans rank second in the ASUN in points (1,078), PPG (67.4), FG% (42.1%), APG (13.9) and opponents' FG% (39.9)
- Leading scorer Tamera Thorpe (12.3 PPG) ranks in the top 10 in the ASUN in FG% (2nd), FG (6th), steals (6th), points (8th) and PPG (9th)

Stetson Hatters (9-8; 0-1) 
Twitter: @StetsonWBB          
- The Hatters enter this weekend 16-6 all-time against USC Upstate and 4-0 all-time against NJIT
- The 40 points Stetson scored against FGCU was their lowest output in an ASUN game since 2015
- Senior guard Brittney Chambers is second in the ASUN in scoring at 16.2 PPG and second in FGs with 91
- Stetson is first in the ASUN in FT% at 73%; McKenna Beach leads the squad at 82.9%
- Head Coach, Lynn Bria needs 14 wins for 200 in her time at Stetson. Bria is the winningest coach in program history

ASUN Women's Basketball Standings 

School ASUN Overall
 FGCU 1-0 15-3
 Jacksonville 1-0 11-5
 USC Upstate 1-0 6-10
 Lipscomb 1-0 5-11
 Stetson 0-1 9-8
 North Florida 0-1 7-9
 Kennesaw State 0-1 4-8
 NJIT 0-1 2-14

 

 

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