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ASU women travel to face Middle Tennessee Wednesday

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Arkansas State (12-10, 9-4 SBC) at Middle Tennessee (17-5, 12-1)

GAME INFORMATION
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013
Tip-Off: 7:05 p.m. CST
Location: Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Arena: Murphy Center (11,520)
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: 17-6 (ASU Trails)
Series (In Murfreesboro,): 10-0, MT
Current Streak: ASU, 2 Losses
Last Meeting: Jan. 2, 2013
                         (72-70, MT)
Boyer Record vs MT : 5-17

MULTIMEDIA
Online Audio: AStateRedWolves.com
Live Stats: 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 197-134 against league teams.
• The Red Wolves rank second in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage defense holding
   opponents to a 23.7 percentage on the year.
• This will be the 27th meeting all-time between the Red Wolves and the Blue Raiders with
   Middle Tennessee holding a 17-9 all-time series lead.
• Sophomore forward Jane Morrill became the first 21st player in ASU women's basketball
    history to record 1,000 points for her career on Feb. 3.
• With its victory over South Alabama on Jan. 30, the Red Wolves equaled their win total from a
    year ago.
• ASU's loss to North Texas snapped a seven game winning streak for the Red Wolves, which
   was tied for the sixth longest in school history.
• Sophomore guard Hanna Qedan has scored in double-figures in six consecutive games.
• Hanna Qedan is leading the Sun Belt Conference in free throw percentate, knocking down
    84.9 percent of her shots from the charity stripe.
• Senior guard Ashley Olvera set a new career high with 23 points against FAU on Jan. 26.
• Junior Forward had her third career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds against
   Florida Atlantic on Jan. 26.
• Brian Boyer is in third place on the all-time career wins list in the Sun Belt Conference with
   120 career conference victories in women's basketball.
• Hanna Qedan recorded the first double-double of her career against Troy on Jan. 24. The
   sophomore scored 19 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the victory.
• Freshman Jalen O'Bannon scored a career high 23 points against Troy on Jan. 24.
• Q McDowell has started in 97 straight games.
• A-State has knocked down a 3-pointer in 111 straight games.
• ASU has had at least three players score in double figures 11 times this season and has a
   8-3 record in those games.
• Hanna Qedan scored a career high 22 points and made a career best nine free throws
    and tied a career high with three, 3-pointers against Middle Tennessee on Jan. 2.
• ASU assistant coach Sonja Tate was recently selected to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Class
   of 2013.
• ASU tied a season high with seven 3-pointers against Middle Tennessee and shot a season high
   .583 (7-12) from beyond the arc.
• A-State shot a season high 59.6 percent from the field against Louisiana-Lafayette on Dec. 22.
   That mark missed the all-time school record by just 3.6 precentage points, which was set last
   season against UT-Martin.
• 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.
• Brian Boyer is 103-95 all-time against non-conference opponents.


ARKANSAS STATE/MIDDLE TENNESSEE HISTORY
• This will be the 27th meeting all-time between the Red Wolves and the Blue Raiders with
   Middle Tennessee holding a 17-9 all-time series lead.
• ASU's last victory over MT in the regular season was a 70-68 win during the 2007-08 season.
• ASU has never won in Murfreesboro. The Blue Raiders are a perfect 10-0 at home against ASU.
• A-State lost the first matchup this season 72-70 in Jonesboro on Jan. 2.
• Head coach Brian Boyer is 5-17 all-time against the Blue Raiders.

SCOUTING THE BLUE RAIDERS
• Middle Tennessee enters the game with a 17-5 record and 12-1 record in the Sun Belt
   Conference.
• The Blue Raiders have won 11 straight games entering Wednesday's matchup.
• MT's only home loss this season wasa 58-51 setback against FIU to open SBC play.
• Ebony Rowe is the team's leading scorer and rebounder. She averages 21.1 points per night
   while accounting for 11.0 rebounds per contest.
• Middle Tennessee enters the game with an RPI of 41 and has the nation's 101st toughest
    schedule.

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