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ASU women host Middle Tennessee Wednesday

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Arkansas State (5-8, 2-2) vs Middle Tennessee (7-5, 2-1)

GAME INFORMATION
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013
Tip-Off: 7:05 p.m. CST
Location: Jonesboro
Arena: Convocation Center (10,000)
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: 15-6, Middle Tennessee
Series (In Jonesboro): 5-5
Current Streak: ASU, 1 Loss
Last Meeting: January 18, 2012
                         (72-62, MTSU)
Boyer Record vs Middle Tenn.: 5-16

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

QUICK SHOTS
•  This season will mark the 39th for women's basketball at Arkansas State.
• The Red Wolves have an all-time record of 191-131 against league teams.
• ASU recently had its three-game winning streak snapped at South Alabama, but does have a
   four game winning streak at the Convocation Center.
• A-State recently completed a stretch where it played four games in seven days. ASU emerged
   3-1 from the stretch, which included three straight home victories.
• This will be the the 22nd meeting all-time between the Red Wolves and the Blue Raiders with
    Middle Tennessee holding a 15-6 all-time series edge.
• A-State shot a season high 59.6 percent from the field against Louisiana-Lafayette on Dec. 22.
   That mark missed the all-time record by just 3.6 precentage points, which was set last season
   against UT-Martin.
• Q McDowell has moved into 13th place on ASU's all-time steals list with 155 for her career.
• Freshman guard Jalen O'Bannon made the first start of her career against Austin Peay and has
    started in every game since.
• Sophomore Hanna Qeden set career highs in points (12), blocks (3) and steals (3) in the
   victory over Austin Peay on Dec. 17.
• Q McDowell has started in 88 straight games.
• A-State has knocked down a 3-pointer in 102 straight games.
• 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.
• 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.
• Brian Boyer is 103-95 all-time against non-conference opponents.

ASU/MIDDLE TENNESSEE HISTORY
• This will be the the 22nd meeting all-time between the Red Wolves and the Blue Raiders with
    Middle Tennessee holding a 15-6 all-time series edge.
• The Series is tied at 5-5 in the Convocation Center. ASU's last victory over the Blue Raiders was a
    77-62 victory in the 2011 Sun Belt Conference tournament.
• ASU's last victory over MT in the regular season was a 70-68 win during the 2007-08 season.
• Historically, ASU head coach Brian Boyer has struggled against the Blue Raiders. Boyer is just
   5-16 all-time against the school.

SCOUTING THE BLUE RAIDERS
• Middle Tennessee enters the game with a 7-5 record, but has lost two out of its last three
   games to FIU and and Kentucky.
• The Blue Raiders began the season winning four of its first five games, but has gone just 3-4
    since then.
•  The Blue Raiders are off to an 2-1 start in conference play. After winning its first SBC game of
     the year against Louisiana-Lafayette, the Blue Raiders lost at FIU before bouncing back with a victory over North Texas on Dec. 27.
• Ebony Rowe is the team's leading scorer with 19.8 points per game. She is also averaging 20.8 points in three conference games this season.
• Rowe is also the team's leading rebounder with 10.9 per conest.
• Rick Insell is in his 8th season at Middle Tennessee and has a 181-59 record.

SHOOTING LIGHTS OUT
• ASU shot a season high 59.6 percent from the field against Louisiana-Lafayette on Dec. 22.
• That mark missed the all-time record by just 3.6 precentage points, which was set last season
   against UT-Martin.
• A-State shot 64.3 percent from the field against the Ragin' Cajuns in the second half, which was
   its high field goal percentage in a half this year.
• The game also marked the third time the Red Wolves had shot over 50 percent in a game this
   season. ASU is 2-1 in games it shoots over 50 percent, with its only loss coming at Florida
   Atlantic.
• The Red Wolves finished with seasons highs in points, field goal percentage and field goals
   made against ULL.

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