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ASU Women travel to Troy Saturday

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JONESBORO, AR (AStateRedWolves.com) - The Arkansas State women's basketball team will continue its week long road with a trip to Troy, Ala., to take on the Trojans Saturday, Feb. 1 at 5:15 in Trojan Arena. The Red Wolves are winners of seven of their last eight games and are coming a 22-point victory at ULM on Wednesday. Arkansas State is a perfect 3-0 on the road in Sun Belt Conference play this year and is looking to take the season series from Troy for the second starlight year. The game can be heard on 95.3FM/970AM KNEA or online at AStateRedWolves.com.

A-State and Troy have played once this season with the Red Wolves earning a 74-65 victory in Jonesboro on Jan. 8. Jalen O'Bannon tied a Convocation Center record by grabbing 11 defensive rebounds and finished the game with 10 points and 17 rebounds for a double-double. Three other Red Wolves' players finished in double-figures but the win did not come easily. Arkansas State trailed by as many as nine in the second half but pulling away late for the win. A win would give the Red Wolves seven straight victories over the Trojans, a streak that dates back to the 2009-10 season.

Troy is coming off its bye week, but stands at 2-6 in league play with is only wins coming over ULL and Texas State. Joanna Harden leads the conference in scoring at 25.0 points per outing.

ARKANSAS STATE/TROY HISTORY
•  This will be the 13th meeting all-time between the Red Wolves and the Trojans with A-State holding a 9-3 all-time series lead.
• The Red Wolves are 3-2 against the Trojans in Troy, including a 74-65 victory last season.
• A-State has won its last six games against the Trojans.
• ASU coach Brian Boyer is 9-3 all-time against Troy.
 
#JanuANY 
• Over the last two years, A-State has gone a combined 14-2 in the month of January.
• Last season, the Red Wolves dropped their first game in the month but then went on to win seven straight.
• This season, A-State went 7-1 in the month of January, all of which were conference games.
 
BEST START SINCE
• A-State is 7-1 in conference play for the first time since the 2006-07 season. 
• The 1991-92 A-State women's basketball team started the year 9-1 before suffering its second SBC loss. The squad finished the year 10-4.
 
BRACKETOLOGY 101
• A-State was ranked 15th in the Lincoln region of ESPN latest Bracketology report put out by Charlie Creme on ESPN.com.
• Creme currently has the Red Wolves slated to play Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.
 
ON THE ROAD YET AGAIN
• A-State is in the midst of a stretch in which it is playing five out of its next games on the road.
• This is not the Red Wolves roughest stretch however. Earlier in the year the team played nine out of 10 games away from Jonesboro. 
 
DOUBLE-DIGIT COMEBACKS THIS SEASON
Date Opponent Down Time Result
11-15-13 @ Austin Peay 10 2nd-14:24 W 79-69
1-2-13 @ UT Arlington 10 2nd-13:36 W 66-62
1-4-13 @ Texas State 13 1st-13:48 W 87-71
1-11-14 vs South Alabama 11 1st-2:50 W 73-60
 
PLAY4KAY
• The Arkansas State women's basketball team is partnering once again with the Women's 
Basketball Coaches' Association for the annual "Play 4Kay" initiative when the Red Wolves host the Texas State Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Convocation Center. The team will also sponsor the third annual "4Kay Run/Walk" the morning of the game.
 
CLOSING IN ON HISTORY
• A-State senior forward Jane Morrill is closing on an historic milestone. She needs just 4 more rebounds to become the 13th players in women's basketball history to accumulate 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
•  Morrill needs just 7 more blocks, along with the rebounds, to become the sixth players in school history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 50 blocks in a career.
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