ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES
at Saint Louis Billikens
Monday, November 30, 2009 7:00 p.m.
Chaifetz Arena (10,600) St. Louis, Missouri
Radio: KWHF 95.9 FM "The Wolf" & AStateRedWolves.com
LiveStats Available at AStateRedWolves.com
TIPPING IT OFF: The Arkansas State Red Wolves begin a two-game road trip Monday night when they travel to St. Louis, Mo. to take on the Billikens of Saint Louis in a 7:00 p.m. game at Chaifetz Arena. The game may be heard on KWHF 95.9 FM "The Wolf" and through the StateZone portion of AStateRedWolves.com. LiveStats will also be available at AStateRedWolves.com.
THE TEAMS: Arkansas State will be trying to put an end to a four-game losing streak when the Red Wolves take the court Monday night against the Billikens. The Red Wolves were defeated at home by Missouri State and Louisiana Tech in their last two games. Prior to that, ASU went 0-2 against Virginia Commonwealth and Seton Hall at the Nov. 20-21 Seton Hall Classic in South Orange, N.J. Saint Louis stopped a three-game skid Saturday when the Billikens came through with a 72-55 victory over Montana at the Marriott Los Angeles Westside Classic. Before their victory over Montana, the Billikens were defeated by Loyola Marymount, Butler and Missouri State after opening their season with a 71-45 home victory over Southern Illinois.
THE SAINT LOUIS SERIES: Arkansas State holds a 6-0 advantage in the series, but the two teams have not met since the 1989-90 season when ASU won 70-37 in Jonesboro. Arkansas State is 3-0 against the Billikens in games played in St. Louis and 3-0 in games played in Jonesboro.
THE COACHES: Arkansas State head coach Brian Boyer is in his 11th season at the helm of the Red Wolves program. Boyer holds a career record of 170-140 and has directed the Red Wolves to the Women's National Invitation Tournament four times, including three of the past five years. Boyer is assisted by Tanya Ray, Rebecca Peoples and Jennifer Sullivan. Shimmy Grey-Miller is in her fifth season as head coach at Saint Louis, holding a career record of 43-78.
BOYER CLIMBING: With 89 Sun Belt Conference victories, ASU head coach Brian Boyer is now fourth all-time in Sun Belt Conference wins. Boyer trails FIU head coach Cindy Russo, who is in third place with 94 wins to her credit. Former Louisiana Tech head coach Leon Barmore tops the list with 135 SBC victories. With 168 overall victories to his credit, Boyer is in second place on the Arkansas State all-time wins list, trailing only Jerry Ann Winters, who finished with 196 victories in 11 seasons at ASU.
ALL-TOURNAMENT HONORS: Senior Ebonie Jefferson was named to the all-tournament team at the Anaconda Sports & The Rock Seton Hall Classic last weekend following her performance in ASU's two games. Jefferson scored in double figures in both of ASU's games, finishing with 11 points against Virginia Commonwealth in the Red Wolves' opening game before repeating the effort in Saturday's consolation game against Seton Hall. Jefferson also had five steals and eight rebounds in the two-game classic. Jefferson was joined on the team by Kandice Green of Seton Hall, Corin Adams and Erin Hawkins of Morgan State and La'Tavia Rorie and D'Andra Moss of VCU, with Moss earning MVP honors.
DOUBLE-DOUBLE-DOUBLES: Senior forward Lyndsay Schlup and junior forward Shay Scott both recorded double-doubles against Arkansas-Pine Bluff to mark the Red Wolves' first game with two double-doubles since Scott and senior guard Ebonie Jefferson each doubled-up against North Texas during the 2007-08 season. Schlup finished the UAPB game with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Scott scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Schlup's double-double was the second of her career while Scott has now piled up 13 double-doubles.
RAISING THE BAR: Senior guard Ebonie Jefferson scored a career-high 27 points in ASU's 73-65 loss to Missouri State Nov. 27. Jefferson went to the line 12 times against the Lady Bears, where she connected on a career-high 11 free throws...Senior forward Lyndsay Schlup connected on her first career three-pointer against the Lady Bears and played a career-high 37 minutes... Sophomore guard NeNe Hurst logged a career-high 38 minutes against Missouri State...Junior transfer Breaunna Ellison recorded her first career assist and steal. Ellison also grabbed a career-best three rebounds in the game.