|January 29, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
Florida Gulf Coast
|Stats at a Glance||FGCU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.429 (24-56)||.311 (14-45)|
|3P FG Percentage||.344 (11-32)||.263 (5-19)|
|FT Percentage||.750 (12-16)||.800 (16-20)|
COBB - 4
SOUTHERN - 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lady Bisons are looking to continue their three-game win streak intact with the Atlantic Sun Conference leading Florida Gulf Coast Eagles coming to town Thursday night.
Lipscomb (8-11, 3-2) has yet to defeat FGCU (18-2, 5-0) in A-Sun play in 14 previous matchups. The two teams last met in the first round of the 2014 A-Sun Conference Tournament, with the Eagles notching a 92-53 win.
The Lady Bisons latest outing resulted in a 71-62 victory on Saturday over North Florida on the road. Danay Fothergill led the way with 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists en route to winning the A-Sun Player of the Week. Sara Bliss, Ashley Southern and Chandler Cooper all tallied double-digit scoring nights as well with 14, 12 and 10 points respectively.
The Eagles enter the matchup on a 13-game winning streak, with their latest victory coming on Jan. 24. They defeated Kennesaw State on Saturday 61-47 at home. Kaneisha Atwater scored 32 of the team’s 61 points on 13-19 shooting.
- The Lady Bisons are ranked 11th in the nation and second in the A-Sun in three-pointers made per game with an average of 8.5. Florida Gulf Coast leads the A-Sun and is ranked third nationally with a 10.2 average.
- Fothergill is shooting 45.2 percent from three-point range, which is tied for first in the A-Sun. The mark is ninth overall in the NCAA.
- Southern’s 8.8 rebounds per game average is good enough for fourth place in the A-Sun and 88th in the nation.
- Emily Eubank is leading the A-Sun in assists per game at 4.1 per contest. She shares the lead with Jama Sharp of Stetson.
Thursday’s game will start at 6:30 and will be broadcast on ESPN3. Live stats will also be available.