After winning its 10th-consecutive game at home, the Georgia Southern women’s basketball team will leave the comforts of Hanner Fieldhouse and battle Southern Conference foe Wofford today in Spartanburg, S.C. Tip-off at Benjamin Johnson Arena is slated for 4 p.m.
Georgia Southern (13-9, 9-2 SoCon) recently completed a season sweep over Elon, defeating the Phoenix 70-51 at Hanner Fieldhouse, Monday in front of 986 fans. It was the team’s eighth win in its last nine games.
Wofford (9-12, 2-8) is coming off a recent 83-44 loss to in-state foe Furman, dropping its eighth-consecutive contest to the Paladins at Greenville, S.C.
Georgia Southern and Wofford have met on 24 occasions, with the Lady Eagles claiming a decisive 21-3 all-time series edge. Georgia Southern has won the last twelve games versus the Terriers. Georgia Southern is looking to complete the season sweep over the Terriers, having already defeated Wofford at home (Jan. 12) by a close 60-54 margin. The last time Wofford claimed a victory over the Lady Eagles occurred during the 2002 season in a 73-63 loss at the Southern Conference tournament. Georgia Southern holds a perfect 10-0 record over Wofford in games played in Spartanburg.
Leading the Lady Eagles in scoring is senior guard Tiffany Brown (Waxhaw, N.C.) with 12.3 points per game. She is followed by classmate guard Shawnda Atwood (Pensacola, Fla.) with 10.0 points per contest, who is also leading the team with 5.7 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Carolyn Whitney (Duluth, Ga.) dishes out a team-high 3.4 assists per game and consistently ranks among the nation’s leaders in assist to turnover ratio (2.10).
Wofford’s Liz Miller paces the team in scoring with 12.6 points per game. Teammate Kelsi Koenig follows with 10.3 points per game and pulls down a team-high 6.0 rebounds per contest. Miller also tallies a team-best 3.2 assists and 2.9 steals per game.
A 1985 graduate of Louisiana Tech, head coach Rusty Cram is in his 12th season at the helm of the Lady Eagles and carries a 180-160 career and school record.
Wofford head coach Edgar Farmer, a 1994 graduate of North Carolina, carries a 33-73 school and career record in his 4th year at the helm of the Terriers.
The game will be called by Georgia Southern Radio Network’s Ryan Chambers on 102.9 FM, WPMX in Statesboro. Fans can listen to the webcast on www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com.