ASU Women's Basketball battles USC Wednesday night

From Arkansas State University

Game 5: USC (1-1) at Arkansas State (0-4)

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012
Tip-Off: 9:05 p.m. CST
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Arena: Galen Center (10,258)
Radio: East Arkansas Broadcasters
            95.3 FM The Ticket (Jonesboro)
            970 AM KNEA (Jonesboro)
Radio Talent: Brad Bobo (Play-by-Play)

Series: 1-0, ASU
Series (In L.A.): First Meeting
Current Streak: ASU, 1 Win
Last Meeting: Dec. 15, 2011
                         (ASU 58-56)
Boyer Record vs USC: 1-0

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Quick Shots
• Brian Boyer is 100-93 all-time against non-conference opponents.
• Q McDowell has started in 79 straight games.
• A-State has knocked down a 3-pointer in 93 straight games.
• Jane Morrill recorded her second career double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds
    against Southeast Missouri State.
• Sophomore Hanna Qedan knocked down a career-high three, 3-pointers against Wichita St.
   and also poured in a career-high nine points.
• Jane Morrill scored 10 points in the first half in ASU's season opener against Toledo and then
    scored 14 in the first half against SEMO. She has reached double-figures in the first half five
     times in her career.
• ASU failed to score at least 50 points in a season-opening game for just the third time in the
   Brian Boyer era against Toledo.
• ASU opened 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, including 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.
•  This season will mark the 39th for women's basketball at Arkansas State.
• 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 and the Trojans have met on just one previous occasion, last season with the Red Wolves
    holding a 1-0 series edge.
• ASU defeated USC 58-56 in the only meeting between the two schools in Jonesboro last season.
• This will be the Red Wolves' first trip to the USC campus.
• Coach Boyer is 3-3 all-time against schools from the state of California.
• This will be only the third time ASU has faced a school from the PAC-12.

• The Trojans come into the game with a 1-1 record, having defeated Pepperdine 65-56 in their
    previous game on Nov. 18.
• USC finished third in the PAC-12 with a 12-6 record and an 18-12 record overall.
• Michael Cooper is in his fourth season as coach of the USC Lady Trojans, having compiled over
   60 wins during that time.
• USC returns three starters, including Cassie Harberts who averaged 11.9 points and 6.2
    rebounds per game last season.

• Jane Morrill recorded her second career double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds against
   Southeast Missouri State.
• Her 11 rebounds were also a career-high.
• For the second time this season, Morrill was in double-digit point totals by halftime. Morrill
   scored 10 points in the first half at Toledo and then scored 14 in the first half against SEMO.
• Morrill has recorded double-digit point totals in her last 13 games.

• Redshirt sophomore Hanna Qedan knocked down a career-high three, 3-pointers against
    Wichita State.
• She also scored a career-high nine points against Wichita State.
• Qedan hit her first three shots from beyond the arc before finally missing one late in the game
   against the Shockers.

• The ASU bench has scored in double-digits in each of the Red Wolves three of ASU's first four
   games this season.
• The bench had a season-high 29 points against UT-Martin.
• Carlisha Wyatt has been the leading option off the bench, averaging 11.3 points per game.

• This is the first time in the Brian Boyer era that A-State has not registered a win in its first four

• Over 52 percent of ASU's points have come from in the paint this season. Of ASU's 198 points,
   103 of them have been scored in the painted area.

• Junior Carlisha Wyatt had a breakout performance against UT-Martin on Nov. 12. The junior
   college transfer from Angelina Community College scored 19 points and went 9-of-11 from the
   field against the Skyhawks. She hit her first nine shots and had 10 points at halftime.

• ASU has knocked down a 3-pointer in 93 straight games.
• The streak has come to close to ending in ASU's first two regular season games. Jessica Flanery
    kept the streak alive with a '3' against Toledo with just six seconds left in the game and Jane
    Morrill knocked down ASU's first '3' of the game against UT-Martin with just 28 seconds left in
    the game.
• Flanery's '3' against Toledo was the first field goal of her career.
• 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.

• Jane Morrill is the only ASU player to play in at least 30 minutes through A-State's first four

• Redshirt Sophomore guard Hanna Qedan made the first start of her career in ASU's season
   opener against Toledo. In her previous 19 games she had come off the bench.
• Qedan also recorded a career-high six rebounds against Toledo.

• Q McDowell has started in 79 straight games.
• Her last non-start was on Dec. 30, 2009 against Denver.

• Ashley Olvera has a 21 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.

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

• 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.

• Q McDowell was held scoreless for the first time in her career against Toledo. In her previous
    93 games she scored at least one point.

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

• The Red Wolves went over 40 rebounds two times, including a season-high 45 against
• 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.

• 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.

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