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2012-13 Record: 0-0  2012-13 Record: 0-0
 SBC Record: 0-0 MAC Record: 0-0
Head Coach: Brian Boyer  Head Coach: Tricia Cullop
  Career Record: 219-151 (13)    Career Record: 211-185 (13)
  Record at ASU: Same    Record at Toledo: 96-41 (5)

STATISTICAL LEADERS STATISTICAL LEADERS
  Points: Jane Morrill - 6.2  Points: Andola Dortch - 13.6
  Rebounds: Jane Morrill - 5.5  Rebounds: Yolanda Richardson – 4.8
  Assists: Ashley Olvera - 3.4 Assists: Andola Dortch – 4.8


QUICK SHOTS
• This season will mark the 39th for women's basketball at Arkansas State.
• The Red Wolves are 21-17 all-time in season-opening games, with a record of 8-15 when
   opening the season on the road.
• Jane Morrill averaed 14.0 points per game during ASU's two exhibition contest. She also led
   the team with a 7.5 rebounds per game average.
• Brian Boyer 100-90 all-time against non-conference opponents.
• ASU will open the 2012-13 season with nine newcomers on the roster, the most during the
   Brian Boyer era.
• Junior Jane Morrill was voted a second-team SBC All-Conference selection after leading ASU
    in both scoring and rebounding last season.
• The Red Wolves return four of five starters from last season, inlcuding Ashley Olvera,
    Quinishia McDowell, Andi Watson and Jane Morrill.
• Jane Morrill was the first A-State player to lead the team in both scoring and rebounding
   since Adrianne Davie did it in 2006-07.
• ASU finished with an overall record under .500 for just the fourth time in Brian Boyer's 13
    seaons at ASU.
• ASU outscored its opponents 954-914 at the Convocation Center last season on its way to a 9-
    6 record on its home court.
• Brian Boyer begins his 14th season as the head coach of the ASU women's basketball team.
   He is the only coach in ASU history (men's or women's) to win 200 games and is the school's
   all-time winningest basketball coach.
• Junior forward Jane Morrill was selected as a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection by
   College Sports Maddness.
• Seven of ASU's 15 players are from the state of Arkansas. The list includes Hanna Qedan, Andi
   Watson, Jessica Flanery, Sandy Jackson, Xena King, Lindsey Killough and Brittney Gill.
• Sonja Tate joined the ASU coaching staff over the summer, returning to ASU where she played
   from 1990-93. She still holds records in six statistical categories at ASU.

ASU/TOLEDO SERIES HISTORY
• ASU and the Rockets have met on two previous occasions with ASU holding an all-time series
   lead of 2-0.
• ASU defeated Toledo 64-56 in Jonesboro last season. The Rockets were the defending WNIT
   champions and ASU led by as many as 13 points on their way to the 12-point win.
• The only other meeting between the two schools occurred during the 1993-94 season when
   the two faced off in the first-round of the WNIT in Amarillo, Texas.

ASU IN SESASON OPENERS
• The Red Wolves are 21-17 all-time in season-opening games, with a record of 8-15 when
   opening the season on the road.
• Under head coach Brian Boyer ASU is 7-6 in season openers, including 4-6 when opening on the
   road.

SCOUTING THE ROCKETS
• The Rockets went 24-10 last season and advanced to the "Elite Eight" of the WNIT.
• Toledo finished as the MAC West Division Co-Champions after going 13-3 in conference play.
• Tricia Cullop is entering her fifth season as head coach of the Rockets, going 96-41 during that
    span.
• The Rockets return four starters, including junior Andola Dortch who led the team with 13.6
    points per game.
•  Toledo also returns leading rebounder Yolanda Richardson, who averaged 6.7 boards per night.

PRESEASON AWARDS
• Junior forward Jane Morrill was named to the College Sports Madness Preseason First-Team
   All Sun Belt Conference team.
• Jane Morrill was named a a second-team All-SBC Preseason selections by the league's 11 head
   coaches.

NEW FACES
• ASU has nine newcomers on the team, but returns four starters including Jane Morrill, Ashley
   Olvera, Andi Watson and Quinishia McDowell.
• Among the nine newcomers six are freshman including Lindsey Killough, Jalen O'Bannon, Xena
   King, Sandy Jackson, Khadija Brown-Haywood and Jessica Flanery.

HIDDEN TALENTS
• Freshman Jessica Flanery excelled as a two-sport athlete at Mountain Home. Not only did she
   excell at basketball, but also holds the state record for most points score by a female in football.

SUCCESS AT THE CHARITY STRIPE
• ASU shot over 60 percent from the free throw line 27 times during the 2011-12 season.
• The three games ASU did not shoot at least 60 percent resulted in losses.

STARTERS LEAD THE WAY
• ASU had at least two or more starters score in double-figures 23 times last season.

SPREADING THE WEALTH
• Ashley Olvera has a 15 game active assist streak dating back to the 2011-12 season.
• She had a career-high 10 assists against UT-Martin last season.
• Olvera recorded an assist in all but one of A-State's 30 games last season.

MORRILL CONSISTENTLY CONSISTENT
• Jane Morrill scored in double-figures in all but two of ASU's games last season.
• She scored at least 15 points in 16 of those games, and topped the 20-point mark eight times.
• Morrill has recorded double-digit point totals in her last nine games.

HITTING THE BOARDS
• ASU recorded at least 30 rebounds in 22 games last season.
• The Red Wolves went over 40 rebounds two times, including a season-high 45 against
    UT-Martin.
• ASU had a season high 29 defensive rebounds against UT-Martin last season.
• A-State had a season high 20 offensive rebounds against Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

STREAKING BEYOND THE ARC
• ASU has knocked down a 3-pointer in 89 straight games.
• The last time A-State did not make a ‘3' was on Nov. 20, 2011 against Virginia Commonwealth
    when the Red Wolves went 0-11 from behind the 3-point line.

 RIGHT ON Q
• Q McDowell has started in 75 straight games.
• Her last non-start was on Dec. 30, 2009 against Denver.

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