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ASU women travel to Springfield to play Missouri State

Game 9: Arkansas State (2-6, 1-1) at Missouri State (5-3, 0-0)

GAME INFORMATION
Date: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012
Tip-Off: 2:05 p.m. CST
Location: Springfield, Mo.
Arena: JQH Arena (11,000)
TV: N/A
Radio: East Arkansas Broadcasters
95.3 FM The Ticket (Jonesboro)
970 AM KNEA (Jonesboro)
Radio Talent: Brad Bobo (Play-by-Play)

SERIES
Series: 9-7, Missouri State
Series (In Springfield): 6-2, Missouri St.
Current Streak: ASU, 4 Losses
Last Meeting: Dec. 20, 2011
(77-68, Missouri State)
Boyer Record vs Missouri St.: 4-4

MULTIMEDIA
Online Audio: AStateRedWolves.com
Live Stats: AStateRedWolves.com
Live Video: MissouriStateBears.com

Quick Shots
•  This season will mark the 39th for women's basketball at Arkansas State.
• Brian Boyer is 101-94 all-time against non-conference opponents.
• This will be the 17th meeting all-time between the Red Wolves and Lady Bears, with Missouri
    State holding an 9-7 all-time series lead.
• ASU picked up its first home win of the season with a 58-51 victory over UCA on Dec. 8.
• Jasmine Hunt  has posted back-to-back career nights, scoring eight points each in her last to
   outings.
• Que McDowell is one still away from moving into a tie for 13th place on the all-time career
    steals list at ASU.
• ASU traveled over 5,700 miles in its first five road games this season.
• ASU snapped a seven game losing streak with a 60-57 win over FIU on Nov. 29.
• Sophomore Hanna Qeden collected a carrer-high seven rebounds against Florida Atlantic.
• Que McDowell has started in 83 straight games.
• A-State has knocked down a 3-pointer in 97 straight games.
• Freshman guard Jalen O'Bannon scored a career-high 12 points against FIU on Nov. 29,
    scoring in double-digits for the first time in her career.
• ASU went 24-of-28 from the free throw line against FIU on Nov. 20 and finished with highest
   free throw percentage of the year at 85 percent.
• Jane Morrill recorded her second career double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds
    against Southeast Missouri State.
• 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,
    Que McDowell, Andi Watson and Jane Morrill.
• ASU is in its 19th season of competition in the Sun Belt Conference.
• Brian Boyer is in 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.
• The Red Wolves have all-time record of 190-130 against league teams.

ASU/MISSOURI STATE HISTORY
• This will be the 17th meeting all-time between the Red Wolves and Lady Bears, with Missouri
    State holding an 9-7 all-time series lead.
• This will be the eighth straight year that the two teams have met. ASU is 3-4 against the Lady
   Bears during that time frame.
• This will ASU's third trip to JQH Arena since it opened during the 2008-09 season. A-State is 0-2
    in its previous two games in Springfield.
• ASU played the first game ever in JQH Arena in 2008.

SCOUTING THE LADY BEARS
• The Lady Bears enter the game with a 5-3 record after suffering a 91-77 loss to Missouri on
    Dec. 6.
• Whitney Edie and Christiana Shorter are averaging 31.1 points per game. Edie leads the team
   with a 15.6 points per game average, while Shorter is averaging 15.5 points per contest.
• Edie is also the team's leading rebounder with 9.9 rebounds per night.
• The Lady Bears are averaging 73.2 points per game, but are also giving up 73.5 points to their
   opposition each time out.
• Missouri State was picked to finish fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference and Shorter was
   named as preseason all-conference selection.

HUNT HITTING STRIDE
• Jasmine Hunt has posted back-to-back career nights in her last two outings. She had a career-
   high eight points against Florida Atlantic on Dec. 1, surpassing her previous high of six. She tied
   that mark against UCA on Dec. 8 with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting.
• Hunt was efficient against UCA, scoring all eight of her points in the first in only six minutes of
   action.

MCDOWELL MOVING UP ALL-TIME STEALS LIST
• Senior Q McDowell has collected 152 steals in her career, the 14th most in school history.
• She needs just one more to move into a tie for 13th place with Danielle Featherston (1993-96).
• Current A-State assistant coach Sonja Tate (1990-93) holds the career record for steals with 402.

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